Church Administrator Salary

Church Administrators in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $36K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Church Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to about one in three, and around one in six earn dental coverage. Most Church Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,495 - $61,813
$22K
$36K
$62K
MEDIAN: $36,307
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$11.57 - $20.71
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$21
MEDIAN: $15.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,495 - $61,813  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,445  
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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$23,181 - $53,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.57 - $20.71  
   
Overtime
$20.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,445  
   
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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$23,181 - $53,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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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


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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Key Stats for Church Administrator

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Church Administrator Salaries

▲21%

▲3%

National Average
$34,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Church Administrator Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▲44%

Human Resources
▲12%

Administration
▲5%


▲2%

National Average
$34,000


Microsoft Excel
▼7%

Bookkeeping
▼12%

Office Administration
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 68%
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