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How Much Does a Contracts Director Earn In The United States?

Contracts Director Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$101,000
$55,000
$101,000
$184,000
Contracts directors in the United States make an average salary of $101,606 per year or $48.85 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $55,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $184,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, Washington, California, Virginia, and West Virginia provide the highest contracts director salaries.
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Where Contracts Directors Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Contracts Directors Earn In Different Cities?

While a contracts director can average a salary of $101,606 per year, or $48.85 per hour, there are many opportunities for contracts directors to make more. For example, in Cupertino, CA you might make $111,391 per year. Other high-paying locations include Charlottesville, VA, New York, NY and Framingham, MA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Cupertino, CA where the average starting salary is $61,000. The highest paying states for contracts directors include New Jersey, Washington and California. Meanwhile, Utah, Nebraska, and Iowa offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Cupertino, CA
$111,391
Avg. Salary
$52k
$151k
2. Charlottesville, VA
$97,620
Avg. Salary
$52k
$151k
3. New York, NY
$96,041
Avg. Salary
$52k
$151k
4. Framingham, MA
$95,626
Avg. Salary
$52k
$151k
5. Chicago, IL
$81,009
Avg. Salary
$52k
$151k
6. Littleton, CO
$80,992
Avg. Salary
$52k
$151k

High Paying Contracts Director Jobs

Which Companies Pay Contracts Directors The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Airbus Americas and Genzyme as they offer the highest salaries for contracts directors.
Company
Avg. Salary
$58k
$122k
Avg. Salary
$58k
$122k

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    How Much Do Contracts Directors Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a contracts director can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for contracts directors tend to be found in technology, manufacturing, and health care companies. In fact, contracts directors can make a yearly salary of $98,436 while working for technology companies.
    1. Technology
    $98,436
    Avg. Salary
    $65k
    $116k
    2. Manufacturing
    $97,214
    Avg. Salary
    $65k
    $116k
    3. Health Care
    $91,134
    Avg. Salary
    $65k
    $116k
    4. Professional
    $88,994
    Avg. Salary
    $65k
    $116k
    5. Transportation
    $83,450
    Avg. Salary
    $65k
    $116k

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    Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta, GA
    03/26/2021
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    $118,024
    $118,024
    03/26/2021
    Director of Strategic Contracting
    Director of Strategic Contracting
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    03/16/2021
    03/16/2021
    $95,000
    $95,000
    03/16/2021
    Director of Contracts
    Director of Contracts
    Riverside, CA
    Riverside, CA
    11/06/2020
    11/06/2020
    $77,300
    $77,300
    11/06/2020
    University of California Riverside, Bourns College
    University of California Riverside, Bourns College
    Director of Contracts
    Director of Contracts
    Director of Contracts
    Riverside, CA
    Riverside, CA
    10/21/2020
    10/21/2020
    $77,300
    $77,300
    10/21/2020
    Healthcare Contracts Director for Major Hospital-To 160K
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    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    05/27/2020
    05/27/2020
    $150,000
    $150,000
    05/27/2020
    Director of Contracts & Acquisitions
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    Oklahoma City, OK
    Oklahoma City, OK
    03/21/2020
    03/21/2020
    $74,500
    $74,500
    03/21/2020
    Director of Contracts
    Director of Contracts
    Santa Clara, CA
    Santa Clara, CA
    03/19/2020
    03/19/2020
    $150,000
    $150,000
    03/19/2020
    Colorado State
    Colorado State
    Purchasing and Contracts Director
    Purchasing and Contracts Director
    Purchasing and Contracts Director
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    03/13/2020
    03/13/2020
    $70,000
    $70,000
    03/13/2020
    Hirelevel
    Hirelevel
    Contracts Director
    Contracts Director
    Contracts Director
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    01/31/2020
    01/31/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    01/31/2020
    Hirelevel
    Hirelevel
    Contracts Director
    Contracts Director
    Contracts Director
    Rockford, IL
    Rockford, IL
    12/30/2019
    12/30/2019
    $50,000
    $50,000
    12/30/2019