Average Contracts Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Contracts Manager is $80,603.
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$51k - $123k

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Job Description for Contracts Manager

Contracts Manager Tasks
  • Coordinate design of contract verbiage with other internal departments including Legal, Finance, and Product Development.
  • Act as the point of contact for both internal and external customers in regards to contractual issues.
  • Draft, negotiate, and implement new contracts, amendments, renewals, and terminations.
  • Maintain current contracts by updating demographics, fee schedules, and any service changes.

Job Satisfaction for Contracts Manager

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The top respondents for the job title Contracts Manager are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Fluor Corporation and Nabors Industries. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $134,797. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Accenture and Raytheon Co., earning around $109,502 and $106,239, respectively. Harris Corporation pays the lowest at around $89,900. Amazon.com Inc and Fluor Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $91,093 and $96,984, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Contracts Manager

Skills in Contract Management, Contract Negotiation, Legal Compliance and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Contracts Manager

An entry-level Contracts Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,740 based on 62 salaries. An early career Contracts Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,866 based on 816 salaries. A mid-career Contracts Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,128 based on 939 salaries. An experienced Contracts Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,726 based on 1,019 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,657.
Employees with Contracts Manager in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 20.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (16.3% more) and San Diego, California (14.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (2.2% less).

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