Business Administrator Salary

Pay for Business Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $51K per year. Total cash compensation to Business Administrators bottoms out near $30K and approaches $81K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $11K from profit sharing. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. 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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$33,748 - $84,597
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$85K
MEDIAN: $50,603
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90%

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$11.69 - $27.59
(Median)
$12
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,748 - $84,597  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,116  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $11,335  
Commission
$4,913  
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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$30,481 - $80,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 612
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $27.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.08  
Overtime
$12.08 - $41.48  
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 - $7,116  
   
Commission
$4,913  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $11,335  
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).
)
$30,481 - $80,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 255
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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 exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Intuit QuickBooks, Budget Management, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 19 percent. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounts Payable and Office Administration also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Accounting are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $45K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. As Business Administrators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $53K.

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Experience Affects Business Administrator Salaries



National Average
$48,000



Skills That Affect Business Administrator Salaries


Intuit QuickBooks
up arrow 13%


Human Resources
up arrow 2%

National Average
$48,000

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 3%

Accounting
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%



Marketing Communications
up arrow 13%


Accounts Receivable
up arrow 20%

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 184 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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