Business Administrator Salary

The average Business Administrator in the United States earns approximately $51K annually. Overall cash earnings for Business Administrators stretch from $30K on the lower end to $83K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $4K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Although the greater part have medical coverage and just over a half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. There are far more female Business Administrators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 80 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,628 - $94,924
$33K
$51K
$95K
MEDIAN: $50,973
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$11.83 - $29.21
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$0$94K
Salary $32,628 - $94,924
Bonus $0.79 - $7,757
Profit Sharing $49.66 - $4,360
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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$30,236 - $83,149
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 396
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $11.83 - $29.21
Hourly Tips $0.33
Overtime $20.36 - $46.68
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $0.79 - $7,757
Profit Sharing $49.66 - $4,360
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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$30,236 - $83,149
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 177

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Business Administrator


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Business Administrators may experience a considerable drop in salary when they transition into an upper level Office Administrator position, where pay tends to be around $37K.

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Popular Skills for Business Administrator


Business Administrators seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Budget Management, Human Resources, and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Intuit QuickBooks and Accounts Receivable also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Accounting tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel and Budget Management. Those who learned Human Resources also tend to know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Business Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 269 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 144 salaries. An experienced Business Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 139 salaries. A Business Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 74 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,887

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Business Administrators in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Business Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Pittsburgh (+17 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Miami (+7 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Atlanta Business Administrators earning much less — 26 percent less — than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Raleigh and Dallas (26 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Business Administrator

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Business Administrator Salaries

▲11%

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$49,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Business Administrator Salaries




National Average
$49,000

Database Management & Reporting
▼5%


Office Administration
▼6%


▼12%



Marketing Communications
▼15%




Data Entry
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 28%
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