How much does a Contracting Officer make?

Updated Oct 17, 2021

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$94,438 /yr
Average Base Pay

381 salaries

$62K

Low

$94K

Average

$144K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Contracting Officer is $94,438 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Contracting Officer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 381 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Contracting Officer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Contract Specialist$70,470 /yr
L3
Senior Contract Specialist$82,051 /yr
Career Path

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$44,033

per year

Contract Specialist

$70,470

per year

Director of Contracts

$136,140

per year

Senior Contract Manager

$121,437

per year

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US Air Force
4.2

US Air Force

Contracting Officer

$84,006

 /yr
Range: $35K - $159K
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$35K

$159K

$35,382 - $158,767 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Contracting Officer

$113,335

 /yr
Range: $67K - $142K

$67K

$142K

$66,674 - $142,174 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

Contracting Officer

$104,798

 /yr
Range: $62K - $171K

$62K

$171K

$61,930 - $170,703 Range

U.S. General Services Administration
4.2

U.S. General Services Administration

Contracting Officer

$100,414

 /yr
Range: $81K - $138K

$81K

$138K

$81,189 - $137,822 Range

US Department of Defense
4.1

US Department of Defense

Contracting Officer

$94,289

 /yr
Range: $56K - $144K

$56K

$144K

$55,652 - $144,401 Range

US Department of Veterans Affairs
3.7

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Contracting Officer

$81,223

 /yr
Range: $61K - $136K

$61K

$136K

$61,157 - $136,237 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Contracting Officer

$108,961

 /yr
Range: $97K - $148K

$97K

$148K

$96,766 - $148,411 Range

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US Defense Logistics Agency
3.9

US Defense Logistics Agency

Contracting Officer

$82,132

 /yr
Range: $48K - $105K

$48K

$105K

$47,584 - $104,923 Range

Defense Contract Management Agency
3.8

Defense Contract Management Agency

Contracting Officer

$110,742

 /yr
Range: $69K - $146K

$69K

$146K

$68,924 - $145,987 Range

US Agency for International Development
4

US Agency for International Development

Contracting Officer

$114,199

 /yr
Range: $90K - $137K

$90K

$137K

$90,132 - $136,987 Range

US Marine Corps
3.9

US Marine Corps

Contracting Officer

$71,366

 /yr
Range: $54K - $123K

$54K

$123K

$54,390 - $123,180 Range

Naval Sea Systems Command
3.7

Naval Sea Systems Command

Contracting Officer

$131,906

 /yr
Range: $95K - $142K

$95K

$142K

$94,807 - $142,001 Range

NASA
4.5

NASA

Contracting Officer

$112,327

 /yr
Range: $95K - $120K

$95K

$120K

$94,819 - $120,248 Range

DOD
3.9

DOD

Contracting Officer

$116,000

 /yr
Range: $98K - $130K

$98K

$130K

$98,461 - $130,000 Range

US Army Corps of Engineers
4.1

US Army Corps of Engineers

Contracting Officer

$102,661

 /yr
Range: $83K - $106K

$83K

$106K

$83,396 - $105,641 Range

US Department of Homeland Security
3.9

US Department of Homeland Security

Contracting Officer

$140,959

 /yr
Range: $119K - $148K

$119K

$148K

$119,016 - $147,709 Range

Georgia Tech
4.3

Georgia Tech

Contracting Officer

$89,474

 /yr
Range: $72K - $91K

$72K

$91K

$71,592 - $90,724 Range

FAA
4.2

FAA

Contracting Officer

$97,805

 /yr
Range: $89K - $105K

$89K

$105K

$88,596 - $104,529 Range

FEMA
3.9

FEMA

Contracting Officer

$116,555

 /yr
Range: $98K - $160K

$98K

$160K

$97,763 - $160,057 Range

University of Pittsburgh
4.1

University of Pittsburgh

Contracting Officer

$86,155

 /yr
Range: $68K - $86K

$68K

$86K

$68,243 - $86,155 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Contracting Officer salaries

The national average salary for a Contracting Officer is $94,438 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Contracting Officer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 381 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Contracting Officer employees.

The highest salary for a Contracting Officer in United States is $143,847 per year.

The lowest salary for a Contracting Officer in United States is $62,000 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Contracting Officer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Contracting Officer.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent contracting officer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$17
hourly
A Contract Specialist in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
Washington, DC Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Government
$69,500
per year
A Contract Specialist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $69,500 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Government
$95,000
per year
A Contracting Officer in the Seaford, DE Area area reported making $95,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seaford, DE Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$26
hourly
A Contract Administration Specialist in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $26 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$40,000
per year
A Contracting Officer (DoD) in the Rapid City, SD Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Rapid City, SD Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$63,180
per year
A Contracts Specialist in the Pittsburgh, PA Area area reported making $63,180 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Pittsburgh, PA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$80,000
per year
A Contract Specialist in the Ogden, UT Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Ogden, UT Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Government
$107,000
per year
A Contract Specialist in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $107,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Government
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