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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 $26K to $66K per year, and the median is $46K annually. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Church Business Administrators making up 78 percent. Job satisfaction for Church Business Administrators is high. While roughly two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,704 - $69,062
(Median)
$28K
$46K
$69K
MEDIAN: $45,697
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$11.60 - $20.15
(Median)
$12
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,704 - $69,062  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,457  
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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$26,226 - $65,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $20.15  
   
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,457  
   
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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$26,226 - $65,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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 report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Human Resources, Accounting, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 13 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Church Business Administrators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $36K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $41K. Church Business Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Church Business Administrator Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Church Business Administrator Salaries


Accounting
up arrow 13%


Financial Reporting
up arrow 3%

National Average
$42,000

Bookkeeping
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 41%