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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Contracts Specialist Salary

$77,502 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$37.26 hourly

Entry level Salary
$49,000 yearly
$49,000
10 %
$77,502
Median
$122,000
90 %

How much does a Contracts Specialist make?

Contracts specialists make $77,502 per year on average, or $37.26 per hour, in the United States. Contracts specialists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $49,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $122,000.

Location impacts how much a contracts specialist can expect to make. Contracts specialists make the most in Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, California, and Connecticut.

Highest Paying States For Contracts Specialists

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

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Contracts Specialist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1District of Columbia$95,607$45.96315
2Virginia$90,715$43.611,137
3Delaware$94,559$45.46118
4Maryland$87,348$41.99746
5Pennsylvania$75,109$36.111,043
6Nevada$75,506$36.30190
7Rhode Island$72,544$34.88123
8Florida$71,407$34.331,501
9California$78,980$37.972,554
10North Carolina$70,188$33.74909
11Arkansas$73,596$35.38192
12Texas$70,356$33.831,885
13Connecticut$78,242$37.62259
14New York$73,183$35.181,211
15Mississippi$74,434$35.79130
16Wyoming$65,085$31.2974
17South Carolina$73,440$35.31292
18Michigan$70,842$34.06555
19Louisiana$69,375$33.35268
20Massachusetts$70,065$33.69831
21New Jersey$72,511$34.86620
22Idaho$67,653$32.53136
23Oregon$68,046$32.71358
24North Dakota$59,459$28.59131
25Kentucky$68,401$32.89224
26Kansas$65,359$31.42248
27Tennessee$66,092$31.77465
28Alaska$61,460$29.55101
29Illinois$66,814$32.12981
30Arizona$63,297$30.43640
31Georgia$69,465$33.40800
32Ohio$66,805$32.12685
33New Mexico$63,482$30.52169
34West Virginia$65,326$31.41107
35Iowa$59,862$28.78345
36Washington$62,469$30.03618
37Hawaii$57,223$27.51133
38Nebraska$58,235$28.00217
39Oklahoma$62,171$29.89242
40New Hampshire$63,064$30.32154
41Vermont$60,859$29.2673
42South Dakota$57,932$27.8595
43Utah$58,081$27.92305
44Missouri$62,789$30.19438
45Colorado$57,156$27.48570
46Alabama$59,412$28.56352
47Montana$56,154$27.00100
48Indiana$59,331$28.52454
49Wisconsin$60,132$28.91341
50Minnesota$57,809$27.79512
51Maine$47,452$22.81108

Highest Paying Cities For Contracts Specialists

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Washington, DC$95,654$45.99
2Norfolk, VA$91,823$44.15
3Baltimore, MD$87,322$41.98
4Sacramento, CA$80,754$38.82
5Philadelphia, PA$76,434$36.75
6Las Vegas, NV$75,112$36.11
7New York, NY$74,520$35.83
8San Antonio, TX$73,064$35.13
9Raleigh, NC$72,115$34.67
10Tampa, FL$71,884$34.56
11Englewood, NJ$70,680$33.98
12Boston, MA$69,701$33.51
13Albany, GA$69,438$33.38
14Salem, OR$68,241$32.81
15Columbus, OH$67,677$32.54

Contracts Specialist Salary Details

Contracts Specialist Salary

What is a Contracts Specialist's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$122,000$10,167$59
75th Percentile$98,000$8,167$47
Average$77,502$6,459$37
25th Percentile$61,000$5,083$29
10th Percentile$49,000$4,083$24

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Contracting Officer$70,519$5,877$33.9059,896
Subcontract Administrator$80,988$6,749$38.9451,285
Contract Coordinator$46,539$3,878$22.3738,845
Contracts Administrator$65,125$5,427$31.3158,038
Contract Analyst$54,128$4,511$26.0258,593

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. CTG Jobs (51)
  2. AT&T Jobs (58)
  3. McKesson Jobs (49)
  4. Oracle Jobs (46)
  5. IBM Jobs (49)

Which Companies Pay Contracts Specialists The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Google and Microsoft are the highest paying companies for contracts specialists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Google$134,230$64.5329
2Microsoft$126,673$60.9041
3Juniper Networks$116,118$55.832
4Antero Resources$115,103$55.34
5Genesis Health System$112,282$53.984
6CTG$109,185$52.492
7Aetna$106,135$51.0312
8U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission$105,849$50.89
9Ball$103,938$49.9718
10Los Alamos National Laboratory$101,968$49.029
11ION Geo$101,671$48.88
12Pacific Northwest National Laboratory$100,759$48.4413
13Koch Industries$100,131$48.146
14Proofpoint$99,181$47.684
15Whirlpool$98,435$47.32
16Kronos Incorporated$97,017$46.64152
17The Cincinnati Insurance Companies$96,937$46.605
18Fortive$96,668$46.484
19Parker Hannifin$96,654$46.4714
20Lubrizol$96,247$46.27

Contracts Specialist Salary Trends

The salary for a contracts specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Average Contracts Specialist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Contracts Specialist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$77,500$37.26+3.8%
    2021$74,600$35.84+2.3%
    2020$72,800$35.00+0.7%
    2019$72,300$34.74+1.4%
    2018$71,300$34.26+1.3%

    Recently Added Contracts Specialist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    HCSCContract SpecialistHelena, MT06/01/2022$39,300
    CiNQ GroupSpecialty Pharmacy Contract SpecialistLake Mary, FL06/01/2022$45,000
    Rentokil InitialContract SpecialistChicago, IL06/01/2022$46,565
    MedpaceContract SpecialistDenver, CO05/31/2022$45,000
    Workforce LogiqContract Specialist (Hybrid)Alpharetta, GA05/31/2022$39,820
    World Resources Institute (WRI)Grants and Contracts SpecialistWashington, DC05/31/2022$53,000
    Workforce Logiq Iq Talent NetworkContract Specialist (Hybrid)Alpharetta, GA05/31/2022$39,820
    National Security AgencyContracting Specialist-Experienced LevelFort Meade, MD05/30/2022$106,823
    State of North CarolinaContract Specialist I--Temporary SolutionsRaleigh, NC05/29/2022$51,132
    Washington Health Benefit ExchangeContracts SpecialistOlympia, WA05/29/2022$61,395

    Contracts Specialist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Contracts Specialists the most?

    Delaware pays Contracts Specialists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $95,607 per year, or $45.96 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Contracts Specialist?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Contracts Specialist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Delaware you should be paid close to $94,559 per year.

    What type of Contracts Specialist gets paid the most?

    Senior Specialist gets paid the most. Senior Specialist made a median salary of $104,946. The best-paid 10 percent make $122,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $89,000.

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