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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. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Church Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Church Administrators survey respondents are women (78 percent). More than two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one in four collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$22,160 - $59,063
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MEDIAN: $35,438
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$10.00 - $19.82
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,160 - $59,063  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,029  
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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$21,327 - $52,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $19.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $21.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,029  
   
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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$21,327 - $52,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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 report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Facility Maintenance & Coordination and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Bookkeeping, and Accounting. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Church Administrator

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Church Administrators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $31K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $34K. For Church Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $35K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Church Administrator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $42K on average.

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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 4%

Office Administration
0%

National Average
$34,000



Bookkeeping
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 57%