$78,334
Avg. Salary
$28.05
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,906

Bonus

$5,855

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Contract Administrator is $28.05 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Contract Administrator is $78,334 per year.

10%
$20.69
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$28.05
50%
$56.87
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MEDIAN $28.05
10%
$56k
10%
$78k
50%
$103k
90%
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MEDIAN $78,334
$56,365 - $103,433
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MEDIAN: $78,334
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$0$108K
Salary $56,365 - $103,433
Bonus $1,036 - $14,384
Profit Sharing $5,855
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,682 - $108,038
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 330
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $20.69 - $56.87
Overtime $30.94 - $68.21
Annual Data $0$108K
Bonus $1,036 - $14,384
Profit Sharing $5,855
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,682 - $108,038
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 43

Job Description for Senior Contract Administrator

A senior contract administrator is responsible for ensuring that all contracts produced for clients - as well as agreements and negotiating summary plans - meet federal, state and company standards. These administrators are also in charge of identifying needed changes in these documents and ensuring they are included. Senior contract administrators often oversee a team of other contract administrators, reviewing their work, providing guidance, and providing disciplinary action as needed. Additionally, these senior personnel must keep up with all state and federal regulations related to the type of contracts that the company handles.

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Senior Contract Administrator Tasks
  • Draft, edit and verify contracts and their amendments, updating associated schedules.
  • Research and document relevant laws, technical needs and other factors.
  • Negotiate and update contracts, their rates and their terms with vendors.
  • Interpret and explain contracts, their terms and their implications.
  • Document terms, data and status of projects in associated systems.

Common Career Paths for Senior Contract Administrator


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Senior Contract Administrators who go on to become Contracts Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Contracts Manager, an upper-level role, pays $78K.

Senior Contract Administrator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Contract Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Senior Contract Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Contract Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Contract Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Senior Contract Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 93 salaries. A Senior Contract Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 43 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

7%

-12%

-18%

-25%

National Average: $77,649

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Senior Contract Administrators, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Contract Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+14 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and Irvine (+9 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Senior Contract Administrators in Dallas earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Atlanta and San Diego are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

Senior Contract Administrator Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Contract Administrator?

Senior Contract Administrator in Seattle:
"Cross Functional Teams in Contracting."
When putting together a contract you must understand how the specifications, terms and conditions are going to meet the other functional divisions such as Accounting, Engineering, Human Resources, the end user, and the contractor.

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Key Stats for Senior Contract Administrator

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Senior Contract Administrator Salaries

▲12%

▼0%

National Average
$78,000

▼4%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Senior Contract Administrator Salaries

Financial Analysis
▲4%

Contractor Management
▲1%


National Average
$78,000


Microsoft Excel
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 13%