Church Business Administrator Salary (United States)

With more than half of Church Business Administrators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, the field is heavily weighted towards experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $26,379 to $66,573 per year and averages out to $41,674 annually. Although 40 percent lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and about a third get dental coverage, too. Female Church Business Administrators make up most of the field at 78 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Church Business Administrator Salary (?
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$27,695 - $69,497
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MEDIAN: $45,169
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Church Business Administrator Salary (?
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$11.70 - $20.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,695 - $69,497  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
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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$26,379 - $66,573  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $20.43  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
   
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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$26,379 - $66,573  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Job Description for Church Business Administrator

Church business administrators keep churches running properly without spending too much money. They also enable churches to perform and host all of the various functions that they hold. They are in charge of the finances and play a key role in all of the business functions of a church. While churches may be run for different purposes than the companies that most business administrators work for, they still need somebody to keep their money and their activities organized.
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, facility with Human Resources, Accounting, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 18 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Human Resources also know Financial Reporting and Bookkeeping.

Pay by Experience Level for Church Business Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Church Business Administrators with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. At career start, salaries are typically $36K, which grows to $40K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $45K after one to two decades. As Church Business Administrators reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $49K. The largest number of Church Business Administrators have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

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Experience Affects Church Business Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$42,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Church Business Administrator Salaries

Human Resources
up arrow 23%
Accounting
up arrow 18%
Financial Reporting
up arrow 10%
Bookkeeping
0%
National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 40%
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