Data Entry, Vendor Relations, and Purchase Orders aren't the only skills Contract Coordinators have. In fact, there's a whole list of personality traits that are commonly seen among them, including:
In order to accomplish your goal of becoming a Contract Coordinator, we've found that over half, 40.8% to be exact, of Contract Coordinators have a bachelor's degree. The good news is that it doesn't seem like more schooling than that is necessary with only 17.4% having master's degrees. While it's true that most Contract Coordinators have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every six Contract Coordinators did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those Contract Coordinators who do attend college, typically earn either Business degrees or Accounting degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for Contract Coordinators include Management degrees or Communication degrees.
Now that you have your degree, you're ready to become a Contract Coordinator. So where do you start applying? According to our research, Contract Coordinators are mostly hired by Varian Medical Systems, Montana, and Centene. Now is a good time to apply as Varian Medical Systems has 4 Contract Coordinators job openings, and there are 3 at Montana and 2 at Centene.
If you're in it for the money, you'll want to apply for positions at ConocoPhillips, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and PeaceHealth as that's where Contract Coordinators seem to make the most money. Let's take a closer look. At ConocoPhillips, the average Contract Coordinator salary is $86,865. Whereas at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Contract Coordinators earn roughly $73,633. And at PeaceHealth, they make an average salary of $65,257. Before you get too excited over those salary numbers, you should make sure that securing a job at these companies is doable. For example, while ConocoPhillips has 0 job listings for Contract Coordinators, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and PeaceHealth have 0 and 0 job listings respectively.
The most prestigious Contract Coordinators can be found working at Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Boeing. We determine this by assessing the schools where Contract Coordinators have earned their degrees, and then looking at the companies that have hired a significant number of Contract Coordinators from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States.
The industries that Contract Coordinators fulfill the most roles in are the Health Care and Professional industries. But Contract Coordinators make the most amount of money in the Health Care industry, averaging $47,439. In the Technology industry they only make $46,369 and average about $46,325 in the Utilities industry. In conclusion, Contract Coordinators who work in the Health Care industry earn a 10.6% higher salary than Contract Coordinators in the Hospitality industry.