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Church Business Administrator Salary

The majority of Church Business Administrators in the United States — over one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $27K to $67K per year, and the median is $46K per year. Although more than half have medical coverage and one-third have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Most Church Business Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Church Business Administrators (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,351 - $70,316
(Median)
$28K
$46K
$70K
MEDIAN: $46,236
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$11.60 - $21.21
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$12
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,351 - $70,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
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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$26,561 - $66,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $21.21  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
   
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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$26,561 - $66,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Accounting, Operations Management, and Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Bookkeeping and Financial Reporting. Those familiar with Human Resources also tend to 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $38K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $42K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Church Business Administrators make a median salary of $46K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $41K.

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Experience Affects Church Business Administrator Salaries


National Average
$43,000


Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Church Business Administrator Salaries



Operations Management
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National Average
$43,000

Financial Reporting
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Bookkeeping
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 42%
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