Church Business Administrator Salary

With more than half of Church Business Administrators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Church Business Administrators is $46K annually and can range from $27K on the lower end to $64K per year near the higher end. The vast majority of Church Business Administrators (80 percent) who responded to the survey are women. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,254 - $68,923
(Median)
$28K
$46K
$69K
MEDIAN: $46,190
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90%

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$11.88 - $21.11
(Median)
$12
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,254 - $68,923  
   
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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$26,778 - $63,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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$26,778 - $63,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


Survey results show that Church Business Administrators use a fair number of 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 18 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Bookkeeping. Most people familiar with 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.


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. Church Business Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $41K on average.

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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 42 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
30%
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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