Contract Administrator Job Description Sample

Contract administrators are responsible for managing a company’s contracts. This includes rentals, sales, purchases, employment contracts, and business proposals.

Job Description Sample

We are looking to add a highly organized and analytical Contract Administrator to our team. The successful candidate will oversee the drafting and revision of company contracts, as well as negotiate contract terms and conditions between parties. You will also maintain files for original contracts, correspondence, contract amendments, and payment schedules. You will also be responsible for clarifying terms of employment contracts with new and existing staff.


A typical salary for a Contract Administrator is $55,000 with a range of $41,000 to $84,000 depending on experience.


  • Highly analytical.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Superb reading and comprehension skills.
  • Error detection.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with all staff to determine contract strategy.
  • Standardize language and guidelines across contracts.
  • Review contracts regarding language guidelines.
  • Collaborate with legal and human resources to ensure contract compliance.
  • Clarify contract conditions and details with employees, management, and business partners.
  • Obtain all contact-related information from all relevant parties.
  • Review contracts for accuracy and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Ensure the relevant documentation accompanies all contracts.
  • Maintain both digital and hard copies of all contracts and associated documentation.
  • Identify potential risks that contract changes will pose to the company.


  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, accounting, or business administration.
  • Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 3+ years of contract experience.
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