Average Senior Contracts Administrator Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Contracts Administrator is $81,369.
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$60k - $109k
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$59k - $109k

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Job Description for Senior Contracts Administrator

Senior Contracts 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Contracts Administrator

The top respondents for the job title Senior Contracts Administrator are from the companies Northrop Grumman Corporation, BAE Systems Inc. and The Boeing Company. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $95,865. BAE Systems Inc. pays the lowest at around $83,088.

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Senior Contracts Administrator
Contracts Manager
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Popular Skills for Senior Contracts Administrator

Skills in Contract Management and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Procurement, Proposal Writing and Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Contracts Administrator

An early career Senior Contracts Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $77,112 based on 59 salaries. A mid-career Senior Contracts Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,474 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Senior Contracts Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,308 based on 148 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $95,054.
Employees with Senior Contracts Administrator in their job title in Huntsville, Alabama earn an average of 21.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Fairfax, Virginia (10.6% more) and Houston, Texas (8.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (20.0% less) and Baltimore, Maryland (4.8% less).

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