Church Administrator Salary

Church Administrators aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Church Administrators making up 79 percent. Job satisfaction for Church Administrators is high. More than two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one-fourth collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$22,411 - $59,542
(Median)
$22K
$36K
$60K
MEDIAN: $35,795
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$10.08 - $19.77
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$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,411 - $59,542  
   
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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$21,535 - $54,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $19.77  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $20.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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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$21,535 - $54,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


Church Administrators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Administration, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel, Bookkeeping, and Office Administration. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Church Administrator

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


For Church Administrators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $31K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $34K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $36K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $43K.

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Experience Affects Church Administrator Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Church Administrator Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 33%

Administration
up arrow 5%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000



Office Administration
up arrow 10%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 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: 15% employee benefits None: 55%
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