Business Administrator Salary

Business Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $50K per year. In the world of Business Administrators, total cash compensation can vary between $30K and $79K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $7K and $12K, respectively. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Female Business Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,802 - $83,460
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$83K
MEDIAN: $50,232
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50%
90%

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$11.82 - $27.80
(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
$33,802 - $83,460  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,941  
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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$30,451 - $78,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 525
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
$11.82 - $27.80  
   
Overtime
$11.00 - $41.44  
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 - $6,941  
   
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).
)
$30,451 - $78,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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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.

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Compensation may take a strong hit for Business Administrators who move to positions like Office Administrator. Office Administrators usually make $36K.

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Popular Skills for Business Administrator


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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 familiar with 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.


For many Business Administrators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $45K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $46K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $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 177 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
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: 23%
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