Church Administrator Salary

Pay for Church Administrators in the United States is very modest at just $36K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Church Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while approximately one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-sixth. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,748 - $59,404

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$10.11 - $19.69

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,748 - $59,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
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$21,727 - $53,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $19.69  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $20.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
   
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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$21,727 - $53,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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Job Description for Church Administrator

Church administrators run their church's day-to-day operations to ensure that contributions and income are spent in the most efficient way. The church administrator generally is second only to the pastors in managing the affairs of the worship group. The administrator must ensure that budgets and forecasts are followed, as well as work with the pastor or pastors to ensure that initiatives such as adult Bible studies can be funded from general contributions or have a fee commensurate with the cost of any study materials required.

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Church Administrator Tasks

  • Schedule church calendar and use of church facilities.
  • Create and distribute church publications and newsletters.
  • Provide administrative support for clergy and church staff.

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Popular Skills for Church Administrator


Survey results imply that Church Administrators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Operations Management, and Administration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Bookkeeping, and Office Administration. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Church Administrator

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $31K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $34K. Church Administrators bring in $36K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $45K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Church Administrator Salaries



National Average
$34,000



Skills That Affect Church Administrator Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 44%


Administration
up arrow 5%

National Average
$34,000



Office Administration
up arrow 8%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 55%
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