Business Administrator Salary

Business Administrators in the United States take home an average $50K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $12K, respectively — total cash payment to Business Administrators can bottom out near $30K or peak near $79K depending on individual performance. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Business Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Business Administrators making up 79 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,805 - $83,500
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$83K
MEDIAN: $50,313
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50%
90%

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$11.80 - $27.83
(Median)
$12
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,805 - $83,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $11,693  
Commission
$2,075 - $5,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,430 - $78,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 524
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $27.83  
   
Overtime
$10.36 - $41.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
   
Commission
$2,075 - $5,500  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $11,693  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$30,430 - $78,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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Job Description for Business Administrator

A business administrator must oversee an organization's business activities and endusre they are efficient. These professionals often serve on an organization's board or governing council and serve as an intermediary between company employees, stakeholders, and customers, and they must coordinate operations that permit the business to thrive.

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Business Administrator Tasks

  • Review and evaluate budget proposals.
  • Coordinate daily activities and facilitate communication between departments and employees.
  • Create short and long term business plans and strategies for increasing sales.
  • Represent the company to clients and other businesses during sales and negotiations.

Common Career Paths for Business Administrator


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For Business Administrators, a move to the Office Administrator role often correlates with a sharp decline in salary. Office Administrators typically make $36K.

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Popular Skills for Business Administrator


Business Administrators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Budget Management, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 6 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounts Payable and Office Administration also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Accounting also know Budget Management and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Business Administrators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker earns $45K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Business Administrators make a median salary of $50K. Business Administrators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $51K.

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Experience Affects Business Administrator Salaries



National Average
$48,000



Skills That Affect Business Administrator Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 34%


Human Resources
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
0%

National Average
$48,000

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 2%

Accounting
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 5%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 13%

Office Management
up arrow 16%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 19%

Office Administration
up arrow 20%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 26%

Data Entry
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 24%
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