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Business Administrator Salary

Median pay for Business Administrators in the United States is around $51K per year. With some bonuses approaching $7K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $12K, overall incomes of Business Administrators spread between $30K and $79K depending on individual performance. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — just under a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Work is enjoyable for Business Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,554 - $82,821
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$83K
MEDIAN: $50,550
10%
50%
90%

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$11.89 - $27.78
(Median)
$12
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$33,554 - $82,821  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
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).
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$30,359 - $78,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 516
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
$11.89 - $27.78  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $41.32  
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 - $6,500  
   
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).
)
$30,359 - $78,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224

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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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Business Administrators may experience a deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Office Administrator. That position usually brings in $36K.

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Popular Skills for Business Administrator


Business Administrators report using 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. Office Administration and Accounts Receivable also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in 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.


Business Administrators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $46K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $47K on average. For Business Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. 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

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 33%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 32%

Event Planning
up arrow 9%

Budget Management
up arrow 4%

Human Resources
up arrow 2%

National Average
$48,000

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Accounting
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 4%


Marketing Communications
up arrow 14%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 20%

Office Administration
up arrow 21%

Data Entry
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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