Business Administrator Salary

The average Business Administrator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $50K per year. Cash earnings for Business Administrators — which occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $31K to approximately $79K. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Business Administrators survey respondents are women (78 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,171 - $83,634

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$11.82 - $27.78

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,171 - $83,634  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,076  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $11,635  
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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$30,615 - $78,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 528
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $27.78  
   
Overtime
$10.36 - $41.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,076  
   
Commission
$2,075 - $5,500  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $11,635  
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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$30,615 - $78,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234
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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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Business Administrators who take an Office Administrator role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Office Administrators is usually $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 and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent and 6 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 Business Administrators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $45K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $47K on average. On average, Business Administrators make $50K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $52K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Business Administrator Salaries



National Average
$48,000



Skills That Affect Business Administrator Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 33%


Human Resources
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
0%

National Average
$48,000

Accounting
up arrow 3%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 3%

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 173 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

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: 23%
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