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Contracts Officer

Find out how to become a contracts officer and work in the administration & business industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Contracts Officer is $77,000 - 110,000 annually


What does a contracts officer do?

Contracts officers liaise between companies and their clients to provide advice and help with issues related to contracts. They often work closely with legal and finance colleagues. Employment for contracts officers to 2019 is expected to grow moderately. Employment in this very large occupation grew very strongly over the last five years.

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What skills do you need to be a contracts officer? 

Contracts officers offer advice and guidance on the administration, legal obligations and financial implications of contracts between organisations and their clients.

  • Liaise on all aspects of contractual matters between companies and clients
  • Work with and advise high level managers across a range of organisations
  • Work closely with internal departments including those responsible for financial and legal issues
  • Have an accurate and up to date working knowledge of contract language and structure
  • Use negotiation skills to develop new contracts to suit organisation policy and goals
  • Ensure the maintenance and updating of existing contracts including contract demographics and fees
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Contracts officer quick facts

Working as a contracts officer will give you the opportunity to make key decisions whilst making the most of your communication and coordination skills.

  • Average Hours Worked
    37.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Administration & business
  • Average qualification level
    24.8% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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