Contracts Administrator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$58,000
$36,000
$58,000
$93,000
The average contracts administrator makes about $58,072 per year. That's $27.92 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $36,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $93,000. Many of contracts administrators seem to be drawn to technology and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case contracts administrators tend to work at energy, health care, and manufacturing companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Alaska, Oregon and Washington pay contracts administrators the highest salaries.
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Map of Contracts Administrator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Contracts Administrators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Contracts Administrator Salary By Location

While a contracts administrator can average a salary of $58,072 per year, or $27.92 per hour, there are many opportunities for contracts administrators to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $70,859 per year. Other high-paying locations include Seattle, WA, Beaverton, OR and Boston, MA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $38,000. The highest paying states for contracts administrators include Alaska, Oregon and Washington. Meanwhile, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Iowa offer the lowest salaries.

Average Contracts Administrator Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a contracts administrator, being employed by a company such as Salesforce or Palo Alto Networks would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Netflix and ACI Worldwide also report highly competitive salaries for contracts administrators.

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Average Contracts Administrator Pay By Industry

The salary for a contracts administrator can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for contracts administrators tend to be found in energy, health care, and manufacturing companies. In fact, contracts administrators can make a yearly salary of $66,760 while working for energy companies.

Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$66,760
$67k
Health Care
Health Care
$60,024
$60k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$59,966
$60k
Technology
Technology
$59,594
$60k
Construction
Construction
$54,713
$55k
Finance
Finance
$53,636
$54k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$52,730
$53k

Contracts Administrator Salary History

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Recently Added Contracts Administrator Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Grants & Contracts Admin
Grants & Contracts Admin
07/26/2020
07/26/2020
$85,000
$85,000
07/26/2020
The County of Los Angeles
The County of Los Angeles
Administrator, Contract Programs and Special Services
Administrator, Contract Programs and Special Services
Administrator, Contract Programs and Special Services
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$142,259
$142,259
07/24/2020
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation
Contract Administrator
Contract Administrator
Contract Administrator
07/22/2020
07/22/2020
$52,000
$52,000
07/22/2020
Contract Administrator
Contract Administrator
07/21/2020
07/21/2020
$52,000
$52,000
07/21/2020
Greenlight Professional Services
Greenlight Professional Services
Atlassian/Jira Administratorcontract/Temp
Atlassian/Jira Administratorcontract/Temp
Atlassian/Jira Administratorcontract/Temp
07/15/2020
07/15/2020
$135,655
$135,655
07/15/2020
Contract Administrator I
Contract Administrator I
07/13/2020
07/13/2020
$52,175
$52,175
07/13/2020
Contracts Administrator
Contracts Administrator
07/11/2020
07/11/2020
$70,000
$70,000
07/11/2020
Contracts Administrator
Contracts Administrator
07/10/2020
07/10/2020
$47,229
$47,229
07/10/2020
Contracts Administrator
Contracts Administrator
07/09/2020
07/09/2020
$65,219
$65,219
07/09/2020
Grant & Contract Administrator
Grant & Contract Administrator
07/09/2020
07/09/2020
$52,000
$52,000
07/09/2020