Church Administrator Salary
|Salary||$22,495 - $61,813|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $1,445|
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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).)
|$23,181 - $53,212|
|Hourly Rate||$11.57 - $20.71|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $1,445|
|Total Pay (||$23,181 - $53,212|
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.Read More...
The administrator also helps facilitate communication with the congregation; as the person in charge of the church office, the administrator oversees the production of church bulletins, mailings, and other outreach materials. For many churches, this includes maintaining the congregation's website and social media endeavors as well. The administrator oversees church volunteers to ensure that they work effectively with one another toward common goals. They must also help recruit talented members of the church into volunteering positions.
As one of the paid positions in a church family, the church administrator role often requires an associate's or bachelor's degree, especially at larger churches. The administrator must be have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, proficiency with basic computer programs, and good interpersonal skills. Church administrators work in the church office during regular business hours during the week. As a representative and highly visible member of the church, the administrator is also expected to lead by example with active attendance and participation in church services and activities.
Church Administrator Tasks
- Provide administrative support for clergy and church staff.
- Create and distribute church publications and newsletters.
- Schedule church calendar and use of church facilities.
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, Human Resources, and Administration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 12 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Office Administration as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Bookkeeping and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Accounting.
Pay by Experience Level for Church Administrator
Pay by Experience for a Church Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Church Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 133 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Church Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Church Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 112 salaries. A Church Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 68 salaries.
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