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Business Administrator Salary

An average Business Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $51K per year. In the world of Business Administrators, overall income ranges from $30K near the bottom to $79K at the top; this can include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$33,525 - $84,101
(Median)
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51K
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84K
MEDIAN: $50,650
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$11.82 - $27.58
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,525 - $84,101  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $11,792  
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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$30,357 - $79,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 474
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $27.58  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $41.09  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $11,792  
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).
)
$30,357 - $79,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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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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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 results imply that Business Administrators deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Contract Negotiation, Strategic Planning, and Event Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 32 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounts Receivable and Office Administration also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Accounting indicates knowledge of 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 Business Administrators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Business Administrators in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $46K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $46K. Business Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $49K. Business Administrators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $51K.

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Experience Affects Business Administrator Salaries



National Average
$48,000



Skills That Affect Business Administrator Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 33%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 32%

Event Planning
up arrow 9%

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

Human Resources
up arrow 2%

National Average
$48,000

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Accounting
up arrow 3%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 3%



Marketing Communications
up arrow 13%

Office Administration
up arrow 21%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 21%

Data Entry
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%