Church Administrator Salary

Church Administrators aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Church Administrators is high. Just over two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one in four collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,202 - $60,637
(Median)
$22K
$36K
$61K
MEDIAN: $35,851
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$10.10 - $20.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,202 - $60,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,029  
Profit Sharing
$4,393  
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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$21,555 - $55,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 353
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $20.13  
   
Overtime
$19.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,029  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,393  
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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$21,555 - $55,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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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 diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Facility Maintenance & Coordination and Administration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 43 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Microsoft Excel as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Bookkeeping and Office Administration also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know 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.


For Church Administrators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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. Church Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $35K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $46K.

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Experience Affects Church Administrator Salaries



National Average
$34,000



Skills That Affect Church Administrator Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 43%

Administration
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$34,000



Office Administration
up arrow 9%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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