Women comprise the majority of Church Secretaries in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $12.56 per hour on average. The specific employer and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Church Secretaries enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Slightly more than a fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-eighth collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$15,415 - $36,930
$15K
$25K
$37K
MEDIAN: $24,670
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$9.65 - $16.80
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$17
MEDIAN: $12.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$15,415 - $36,930  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $2,968  
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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$18,595 - $35,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.65 - $16.80  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $26.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$98.63 - $2,968  
   
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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$18,595 - $35,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 301

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Church Secretary


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Church Secretaries may progress into high-paying roles like Office Administrator, where median compensation is $37K annually. Church Secretaries moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Church Administrators or Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants. The median paychecks in those roles are $6K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Church Secretary


Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Lutheran Church, Presbyterian Church, and Christian Church are top-notch employers for Church Secretaries in this area. Presbyterian Church attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $30K.

Church Secretaries will find the worst pay at Baptist Church, where the median salary crawls in at $21K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $26K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Church Secretary


Church Secretaries report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Office Administration, Customer Service, and Bookkeeping are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Phone Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Excel and Word Processing also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Church Secretary

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $25K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $26K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $27K in this role. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $26K.

Church Secretary Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Church Secretary?

Church Secretary in Kerens:
"Going to Church Everyday!"
Pros: The atmosphere of serving and being around a Christian environment. I enjoy the actual work.
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Key Stats for Church Secretary

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Church Secretary Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Church Secretary Salaries



Customer Service
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Bookkeeping
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National Average
$26,000

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Payroll Administration
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Word Processing
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 19%

Phone Support
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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