Church Business Administrator Salary (United States)

Church Business Administrators in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt—just over a half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $26,379 to $66,573 per year, typical earnings come to $41,674 annually. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—40 percent lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and about a third receive dental plans. Female Church Business Administrators make up most of the field at 78 percent. Job satisfaction for Church Business Administrators is high. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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 (?
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$26,379 - $66,573  
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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 report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. 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.
Though Church Business Administrators can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Salaries start at $36K, which grows to $40K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $45K after one to two decades. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Church Business Administrators encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $49K annually. Church Business Administrators with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 20 years of experience.

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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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