Church Business Administrator Salary

The average Church Business Administrator in the United States earns approximately $46K annually. Female Church Business Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Church Business Administrators. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,074 - $63,719
(Median)
$29K
$46K
$64K
MEDIAN: $46,187
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$12.09 - $22.19
(Median)
$12
$18
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,074 - $63,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
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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$28,226 - $61,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $22.19  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
   
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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$28,226 - $61,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Job Description for Church Business Administrator

Church business administrators are responsible for overseeing the business affairs of a church; their general responsibilities include working with pastors and financial committees to develop budgets, handling church accounting and finances, presenting financial information to governing bodies, managing funds, and administering payroll and employee benefits. They may also manage church properties and facilities, oversee maintenance, and plan long-term improvement projects. They generally use computers, telephones, and standard office supplies when working.

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Church Business Administrator Tasks

  • Work with pastor and financial committees to develop the church budget.
  • Handle church finances and accounting, present financial information to church governing bodies.
  • Develop church budget and manage church funds, administer payroll and employee benefits.
  • Manage church property and facilities, overseeing maintenance and planning long-term improvement projects.

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Popular Skills for Church Business Administrator


Church Business Administrators who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Accounting, Operations Management, and Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Bookkeeping. For most people, competency in Human Resources indicates knowledge of Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Church Business Administrator

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


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $40K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $45K.

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Experience Affects Church Business Administrator Salaries



National Average
$44,000



Skills That Affect Church Business Administrator Salaries


Accounting
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Operations Management
0%

National Average
$44,000

Financial Reporting
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Bookkeeping
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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