Church Business Administrator Salary

Church Business Administrators in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly more than half of Church Business Administrators. Salaries average out to around $46K annually and spread from $27K to $64K per year. The majority of Church Business Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, just over two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$28,188 - $69,096
(Median)
$28K
$46K
$69K
MEDIAN: $45,997
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90%

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$11.88 - $21.11
(Median)
$12
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,188 - $69,096  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
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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$26,725 - $64,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $21.11  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
   
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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$26,725 - $64,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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 report a focused set 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 5 percent and 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Bookkeeping. Most people skilled in Human Resources are similarly competent 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $38K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $42K. On average, Church Business Administrators make $45K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $41K.

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Experience Affects Church Business Administrator Salaries


National Average
$43,000


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Skills That Affect Church Business Administrator Salaries




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 41 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 43%
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