Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Contracts Administrator make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$63,292 / yrTotal Pay
$59,374 / yrBase Pay
$3,918 / yrAdditional Pay

$63,292

 / yr
$42K$96K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Contracts Administrator is $63,292 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $59,374 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $3,918 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Contract Administrator

$60,832 /yr
Contract Administrator
$84,808 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Contracts Administrator

Some related job titles are Contract Manager Salaries with median pay of $91,853, Contract Specialist Salaries with median pay of $74,055, Contracts Analyst Salaries with median pay of $70,460, Contracts Manager Salaries with median pay of $104,468.

Top Paying Companies

For a Contracts Administrator in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Contracts Administrator in United States. Employers include LinQuest, Boeing and Oracle.

1
LinQuest
$111,101/yr
2
Boeing
$109,786/yr
3
Oracle
$106,017/yr
9
Leidos
$100,913/yr

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Contract AdministratorSee 94 salaries from all locations

$88,610

 / yr

$101,644

 / yr

$66,584

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$30

 / hr

$89,875

 / yr

$109,786

 / yr

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 / yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Contracts Administrator in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Contracts Administrator in United States are Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $100,853, Construction, Repair & Maintenance Services with a median total pay of $92,606, Telecommunications with a median total pay of $85,192, Information Technology with a median total pay of $78,604, and Real Estate with a median total pay of $78,506.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$100,853

    12% Higher than other industries

  • Construction, Repair & Maintenance ServicesConstruction, Repair & Maintenance Services$92,606

    4% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$85,192

    4% Lower than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$78,604

    12% Lower than other industries

  • Real EstateReal Estate$78,506

    13% Lower than other industries

Aerospace & Defense

Top paying companies in Aerospace & Defense for Contracts Administrator are LinQuest, Boeing, and Moog Inc..

LinQuestLinQuest$111,101/yr
BoeingBoeing$109,786/yr
Moog Inc.Moog Inc.$102,816/yr

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Subcontract Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$60,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Contracts Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$55,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Contracts

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$21

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Grants Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$41,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Contract Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$34

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Contracts Coordinator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$62,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Warranty Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Warranty Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$64,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Warranty Administrator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$20

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday

Contracts Administrator pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Contracts Administrator is $59,374 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Contracts Administrator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 632 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Contracts Administrator employees.

The highest salary for a Contracts Administrator in United States is $88,444 per year.

The lowest salary for a Contracts Administrator in United States is $39,859 per year.

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