$52,290
Avg. Salary
$18.90
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,940

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

$4,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Business Administrator is $18.90 per hour.

The average pay for a Business Administrator is $52,290 per year.

10%
$12.14
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$18.90
50%
$29.68
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90%
MEDIAN $18.90
10%
$33k
10%
$52k
50%
$91k
90%
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MEDIAN $52,290
$33,362 - $90,924
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MEDIAN: $52,290
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$12.14 - $29.68
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$0$90K
Salary $33,362 - $90,924
Bonus $26.00 - $7,767
Profit Sharing $116 - $9,887
Commission $4,500
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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$30,923 - $84,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 742
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $12.14 - $29.68
Hourly Tips $0.21
Overtime $20.00 - $48.61
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $26.00 - $7,767
Commission $4,500
Profit Sharing $116 - $9,887
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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$30,923 - $84,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 308

Job Description for Business Administrator

A business administrator must oversee an organization's business activities and endusre they are efficient. These professionals often serve on an organization's board or governing council and serve as an intermediary between company employees, stakeholders, and customers, and they must coordinate operations that permit the business to thrive.

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Business Administrator Tasks
  • Create short and long term business plans and strategies for increasing sales.
  • Represent the company to clients and other businesses during sales and negotiations.
  • Review and evaluate budget proposals.
  • Coordinate daily activities and facilitate communication between departments and employees.

Common Career Paths for Business Administrator


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Business Administrators' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like Office Administrator. The typical income for an Office Administrator is $37K.

Business Administrator Job Listings

Popular Skills for Business Administrator


Survey results imply that Business Administrators deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Budget Management, Human Resources, and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Intuit QuickBooks and Accounts Receivable also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Accounting are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel and Budget Management. Those proficient in Human Resources are, more often than not, also skilled in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Business Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 269 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 144 salaries. An experienced Business Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 139 salaries. A Business Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 74 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,257

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Business Administrators that is 36 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Business Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Pittsburgh (+18 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Miami (+7 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Business Administrator's salary, with Atlanta Business Administrators earning salaries that are 26 percent less than the national average. Raleigh and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 26 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

Business Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Business Administrator?

Business Administrator in Stockton:
"No More Commute!"
Pros: I can actually go home for lunch if I want to. I do not miss a 2-3 hour commute each way to the San Francisco Bay Area!
Cons: Lack of Culture

Business Administrator in Stockton:
"No More Commute!"
Pros: I love that I only have a 20 minute commute each. I love that I get home at a decent time and can make a meal.
Cons: Lack of culture

Business Administrator in New York:
"Administrator."
Pros: Diverse work force.
Cons: Crowd.

Business Administrator in Little Rock:
"Perserveance."
Be stern, confident, open minded and pay attention to detail.

Business Administrator in Cincinnati:
"Negotiate!"
I wish I would have had the knowledge and confidence to negotiate my starting salary. EVERYONE NEGOTIATES! Due to my lack of confidence at the time, I ended up starting my career about $5,000 behind my male counterparts. I regret it constantly and feel I will never catch up!

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Key Stats for Business Administrator

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 170 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Business Administrator Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$50,000

▼1%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Business Administrator Salaries



National Average
$50,000


Database Management & Reporting
▼7%

Office Administration
▼8%



▼15%



Marketing Communications
▼17%




Data Entry
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 27%