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Church Business Administrator Salary

Church Business Administrators in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $46K per year on average but can range from $26K to $66K per year. Women make up the vast majority of Church Business Administrators (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Work is enjoyable for Church Business Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While more than two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and nearly one in three have dental, as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,088 - $69,835
(Median)
$28K
$46K
$70K
MEDIAN: $46,024
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90%

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$11.60 - $21.21
(Median)
$12
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,088 - $69,835  
   
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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$26,340 - $65,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $21.21  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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).
)
$26,340 - $65,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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 typically list a handful of skills 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, with boosts between 3 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Bookkeeping and Financial Reporting. Those proficient in Human Resources are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $38K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. Church Business Administrators who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $42K.

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Experience Affects Church Business Administrator Salaries


National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Church Business Administrator Salaries


Accounting
up arrow 9%

Operations Management
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National Average
$43,000

Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%

Bookkeeping
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 43%