How much does a Contracts Administration Director make in the United States? The average Contracts Administration Director salary in the United States is $174,860 as of October 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $155,370 and $197,175. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Contracts Administration Director Salaries by Percentile
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10th Percentile Contracts Administration Director Salary $137,626 US October 25, 2023
25th Percentile Contracts Administration Director Salary $155,370 US October 25, 2023
50th Percentile Contracts Administration Director Salary $174,860 US October 25, 2023
75th Percentile Contracts Administration Director Salary $197,175 US October 25, 2023
90th Percentile Contracts Administration Director Salary $217,492 US October 25, 2023
25% $155,370 10% $137,626 90% $217,492 75% $197,175 $174,860 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Contracts Administration Director is responsible for all activities in the organization's contracts administration function. Oversees the preparation of proposals, negotiations, and the administration of contracts that follow company policies and legal requirements. Being a Contracts Administration Director directs and develops policies and processes that govern the contract administration staff and provide guidance on contract terms and the assessment of contract proposals. Has deep knowledge of the contract life cycle, types of contracts, and applicable government regulations. Additionally, Contracts Administration Director leads negotiations for complex or high-value contracts. Typically requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Sometimes requires certification like the NCMA Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM). Typically reports to senior management. The Contracts Administration Director typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. To be a Contracts Administration Director typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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