Church Secretary Salary (United States)

Church Secretarys in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $11.11 per hour. The company and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Benefits are plentiful in this line of work; around one third people have both medical and dental plans, and less than 10 have vision insurance. The majority of Church Secretarys claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Church Secretary Salary (?
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$14,876 - $35,486
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MEDIAN: $25,075
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Church Secretary Salary (?
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$8.69 - $14.95
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National Salary Data

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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,876 - $35,486  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $506  
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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$17,448 - $33,345  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.69 - $14.95  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $16.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $506  
   
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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$17,448 - $33,345  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 287
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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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As Church Secretarys transition into upper-level roles, they may see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant may earn an extra $11,371 per year than his or her lower-level colleagues.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Church Secretary

Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Presbyterian Church offers the most; Church Secretarys earn $29,946 on average there.
Salaries are easily beat at Baptist Church, where median pay comes to just $21,263, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $18,696 and ending at $24K, range in salary is rather small. First Baptist Church and Presbyterian Church also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $24,918 and $29,946-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Church Secretary

Church Secretarys report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Bookkeeping, Payroll Administration, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 9 percent, 4 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.
Though starting salaries approximate $22K, they climb to $25K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $25K. After 20 years of work in the field, Church Secretarys typically earn $25K and go on to enjoy solid increases in earnings. Church Secretarys with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are hardest to find.

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Experience Affects Church Secretary Salaries

National Average
$24,000

Skills That Affect Church Secretary Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 9%
Bookkeeping
up arrow 4%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%
National Average
$24,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Office Administration
up arrow 1%
Typing
up arrow 3%
Word Processing
up arrow 11%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%
Phone Support
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 71%
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