Median pay for Business Administrators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $50K annually. Total incomes of Business Administrators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $81K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Female Business Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by just over a half. Job satisfaction for Business Administrators is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,606 - $86,163
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$86K
MEDIAN: $49,870
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90%

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$11.40 - $27.35
(Median)
$11
$17
$27
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
$32,606 - $86,163  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,685  
Profit Sharing
$49.32 - $4,966  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$30,138 - $81,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 409
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.40 - $27.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.21  
Overtime
$14.90 - $42.45  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,685  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$49.32 - $4,966  
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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$30,138 - $81,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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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As Business Administrators transition into upper-level roles like Office Administrator, they may see a sharp decline in salary. Office Administrators will usually earn $37K.

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Popular Skills for Business Administrator


Business Administrators report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Operations Management, Human Resources, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Intuit QuickBooks and Payroll Administration also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Human Resources tend to be well versed in Budget Management. Those proficient in Accounting are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Business Administrators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $48K. For Business Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. Business Administrators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Business Administrator Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Business Administrator Salaries




Accounts Payable
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Database Management & Reporting
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National Average
$47,000

Office Administration
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Marketing Communications
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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