Church Business Administrators in the United States take home an average $45K per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and slightly less than a third have dental, too. The majority of Church Business Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Church Business Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$31,587 - $66,475
(Median)
$32K
$45K
$66K
MEDIAN: $44,906
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90%

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$12.91 - $25.13
(Median)
$13
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,587 - $66,475  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$30,846 - $62,631  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $25.13  
   
Overtime
$21.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$30,846 - $62,631  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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 using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Operations Management, Accounting, and Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Bookkeeping, Financial Reporting, and Accounting. Those proficient in Human Resources are, more often than not, also skilled in Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Church Business Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Church Business Administrators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $43K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $44K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $45K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Church Business Administrator Salaries



National Average
$44,000



Skills That Affect Church Business Administrator Salaries

Human Resources
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$44,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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