Church Administrators in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $36K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and just under one in five earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Church Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,637 - $60,313
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$23K
$36K
$60K
MEDIAN: $36,058
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$11.42 - $20.39
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,637 - $60,313  
   
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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$23,206 - $52,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.42 - $20.39  
   
Overtime
$20.32  
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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$23,206 - $52,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Church Administrator


Church Administrators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Administration, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 6 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 skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in 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. The average inexperienced worker earns $31K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $33K. Church Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $35K. Church Administrators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $39K.

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Experience Affects Church Administrator Salaries



National Average
$34,000



Skills That Affect Church Administrator Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 46%

Administration
up arrow 6%


Operations Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$34,000

Human Resources
up arrow 3%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 11%

Office Administration
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 65%
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