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Project Contract Manager

Find out how to become a project contract manager in the project management sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Project Contract Manager is $118,800 - 167,400 annually

What does a Project Contract Manager do?

Project contract managers act as the point of contact between companies and clients for contractual matters. Employment for this role is expected to grow moderately to 2022, from 113,300 workers in 2017 to 121,700 by 2022. 109,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

Read more about the project management industry.

What are the key skills of a Project Contract Manager?

Project contract managers must be highly-organised, personable, and excellent oral and written communicators.

  • Have an approachable, outgoing personality as they will be liaising with clients and businesses on the regular
  • Excellent writing skills for drafting new contracts
  • Strong organisation skills for maintaining and keeping all the contractual documentation/records related to their project
  • Ability to guide project managers and other staff in contracting practices and procedures
  • Up-to-date with competition; able to ensure client satisfaction with their current contracts
  • Effective problem-solvers, able to manage change and can also come up with new ideas and solutions

How to become a Project Contract Manager

To become a Project Contract Manager, it really depends on what type of industry you're in since having a qualification in business, construction, or law is usually recommended.

If you would like to improve your problem-solving and organisational skills, a BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management is an ideal course to do. 

Quick facts

Project contract managers can be found in most industries with most working full-time. Here are more key facts on the role of a project contract manager.

Employment for Project Contract Managers is projected to be very strong in the next five years to 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    49 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Public administration and safety; professional, scientific and technical services; and health care and social assistance
  • Job Growth 
    Projected to be very strong in the next five years to 2025. 

* 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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