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Contract Specialist Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$86,030 (USD)

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Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Contract Specialist is $86,030 a year and $41 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Contract Specialist is between $61,264 and $106,425. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Contract Specialist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Negotiates with suppliers to draw up procurement contracts.
  • Negotiates, administers, extends, terminates, and renegotiates contracts.
  • Formulates and coordinates procurement proposals.
  • Coordinates activities of workers engaged in formulating bid proposals.
Contract Specialist Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

Job family population: 294,050

Estimated population of Contract Specialist jobs: 18,249

Rate of error: 0.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Contract Specialist Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Senior Contract Specialist
Jun 3
Chicago, United States
Health Care Service Corporation
This position is responsible for composing procedures and instructions for the Contract Administration reference library and act as back up to the Advance Contract Specialist. Required Job ...
Contract Specialist
May 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Description Combined Insurance is seeking a Contract Specialist to join our fast-paced, high energy, and growing company. For nearly 100 years in the insurance industry, our company has been ...
Contract Specialist (REMOTE POSITION)
Jun 6
North Chicago, IL, USA
The Fountain Group
The Contract Specialist will be supporting the outsourcing division for Clinical R&D. Key functions will include negotiating contracts and budgets for clinical research / clinical trials, taking ...
Service Contract Administrator
May 28
Waukegan, IL, USA
Johnson Service Group
Service Contract Administrator - Account Specialist - Robust Computer Skills Needed & Must have a Bachelors Degree Johnson Service Group is seeking to fill a temporary assignment with Our customer ...
Contract Administrator - 19-01971
Jun 5
Chicago, IL, USA
Akorbi Workforce Solutions
TITLE: Contract Administrator LOCATION: Chicago, IL TYPE: Contract - 5 Months (Possible Extensions) RATE: Competitive Hourly Rate + Excellent Benefits JOB DESCRIPTION: Candidate will fulfill a ...
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