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Church Administrator Salary

Church Administrators aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $35K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Church Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while just under one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly an eighth. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,270 - $59,329
(Median)
$22K
$35K
$59K
MEDIAN: $35,451
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$10.00 - $19.73
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,270 - $59,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
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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$21,368 - $53,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 317
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $19.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $20.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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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$21,368 - $53,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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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. Fortunate workers who know Facility Maintenance & Coordination command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 34 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Bookkeeping, and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in 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.


Church Administrators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $31K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $34K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $35K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Church Administrator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $41K.

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Experience Affects Church Administrator Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Church Administrator Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 34%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

National Average
$34,000



Bookkeeping
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 57%