Entry-Level Business Administrator Salary

Entry-Level Business Administrators can expect to earn an average of $48K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Business Administrators bottoms out near $28K and approaches $72K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $6K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Business Administrators. Although a majority have medical coverage and slightly more than half have dental coverage, about a third claim no health benefits at all. Female Entry-Level Business Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,280 - $76,973
$31K
$48K
$77K
MEDIAN: $47,775
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$10.27 - $27.65
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$16
$28
MEDIAN: $16.49
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$0$76K
Salary $31,280 - $76,973
Bonus $0.00 - $6,128
Profit Sharing $48.48 - $4,550
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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$28,445 - $72,177
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 212
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $10.27 - $27.65
Hourly Tips $0.33
Overtime $18.03 - $47.57
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,128
Profit Sharing $48.48 - $4,550
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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$28,445 - $72,177
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 98

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Key Stats for Business Administrator

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Business Administrator Salaries

Budget Management
▲15%

Operations Management
▲13%

National Average
$44,000

Human Resources
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Office Management
▼7%

Accounts Payable
▼7%

Microsoft Excel
▼8%

Accounting
▼10%

Payroll Administration
▼11%

Intuit QuickBooks
▼13%

Accounts Receivable
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 32%
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