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Church Secretary Salary

Women comprise the majority of Church Secretaries in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $11.32 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $9.00 per hour on the low end to $15.52 on the high end. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Church Secretaries like their work and job satisfaction is high. Slightly less than a third enjoy medical while one in eight get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in ten. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$14,887 - $35,704
(Median)
$15K
$25K
$36K
MEDIAN: $25,094
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$9.00 - $15.52
(Median)
$9
$11
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,887 - $35,704  
   
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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$17,565 - $34,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $15.52  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $19.25  
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$14K$28K$42K
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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$17,565 - $34,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 344

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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. A common career progression for a Church Secretary is to become an Administrative Assistant or a Church Administrator. Compared to Church Secretaries, the first group earns $7K more on average, and the second group earns $7K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Church Secretary


Presbyterian Church leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $30K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $19K to just $26K — but Baptist Church offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $21K.

Popular Skills for Church Secretary


Church Secretaries report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Payroll Administration, Bookkeeping, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Phone Support, Microsoft Excel, and Word Processing. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Church Secretary

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


Church Secretaries with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $23K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $25K. Church Secretaries claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median 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 8%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
0%

Typing
0%

National Average
$24,000

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

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: 28% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 71%
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