Business Administrator Salary

Business Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $51K annually. Total cash compensation for Business Administrators runs from $30K to $82K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9K and profit sharing that can reach almost $4K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and a little over a half have dental, as well. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 81 percent of Business Administrators are female. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,488 - $89,874
$33K
$51K
$90K
MEDIAN: $51,423
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50%
90%

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$11.78 - $29.12
$12
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$29
MEDIAN: $18.59
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$0$89K
Salary $33,488 - $89,874
Bonus $0.00 - $8,808
Profit Sharing $50.51 - $5,831
Commission $4,943
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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$30,525 - $82,758
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 760
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $11.78 - $29.12
Hourly Tips $0.21
Overtime $17.32 - $45.83
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,808
Commission $4,943
Profit Sharing $50.51 - $5,831
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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$30,525 - $82,758
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 335

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.

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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: $49,540

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

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Key Stats for Business Administrator

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Business Administrator Salaries

▲10%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$50,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Business Administrator Salaries



National Average
$50,000


Database Management & Reporting
▼6%


Office Administration
▼7%


▼13%



Marketing Communications
▼16%




Data Entry
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 25%