Church Secretary Salary

Women comprise the majority of Church Secretaries in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $11.39 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $9.04 per hour and $15.60. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. About a fourth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly an eighth collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$14,874 - $35,809
(Median)
$15K
$25K
$36K
MEDIAN: $25,034
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50%
90%

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$9.04 - $15.60
(Median)
$9
$11
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,874 - $35,809  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $513  
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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$17,517 - $34,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $15.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $21.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $513  
   
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).
)
$17,517 - $34,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 354
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Job Description for Church Secretary

A church secretary works as an administrative assistant to pastors and other managers or elders in the congregation. They assist these leaders with typing correspondence, creating documents, distributing memos, and answering email. They also organize documents for the ministry and follow an organizational system that allows any necessary documents to be easily produced on demand. The church secretary is also tasked with collecting, organizing, and distributing necessary information from church clubs, groups, and affiliated organizations.

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Church Secretary Tasks

  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and statistical reports.
  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Coordinate space and office organization; maintaining paper and electronic files.

Common Career Paths for Church Secretary


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Church Secretaries may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant. The latter position pays an average of $35K annually. Career advancement for the typical Church Secretary often leads to becoming an Administrative Assistant or a Church Administrator; median salaries in these positions are $7K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Church Secretary


Those at Presbyterian Church can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $30K.

Pay for Church Secretaries is the lowest at Baptist Church, which has a median salary of $21K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $26K.

Popular Skills for Church Secretary


Survey results imply that Church Secretaries put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Payroll Administration, Bookkeeping, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Phone Support, Microsoft Excel, and Word Processing. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Church Secretary

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


For Church Secretaries, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $23K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $25K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Church Secretaries, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $25K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Experience Affects Church Secretary Salaries




National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Church Secretary Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
0%

Typing
0%

National Average
$24,000

Word Processing
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 13%

Phone Support
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 27% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 72%
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