Church Administrator Salary

Pay for Church Administrators in the United States is very modest at just $37K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Church Administrators. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a third, and approximately one in six earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 81 percent of Church Administrators are female. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,568 - $61,899
$23K
$37K
$62K
MEDIAN: $37,342
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50%
90%

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$11.71 - $20.69
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.02
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$0$61K
Salary $22,568 - $61,899
Bonus $0.00 - $1,464
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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$23,387 - $55,169
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 216
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $11.71 - $20.69
Overtime $20.11
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $0.00 - $1,464
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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$23,387 - $55,169
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 126

Job Description for Church Administrator

Church administrators run their church's day-to-day operations to ensure that contributions and income are spent in the most efficient way. The church administrator generally is second only to the pastors in managing the affairs of the worship group. The administrator must ensure that budgets and forecasts are followed, as well as work with the pastor or pastors to ensure that initiatives such as adult Bible studies can be funded from general contributions or have a fee commensurate with the cost of any study materials required.

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Church Administrator Tasks

  • Provide administrative support for clergy and church staff.
  • Create and distribute church publications and newsletters.
  • Schedule church calendar and use of church facilities.

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Popular Skills for Church Administrator


Church Administrators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Human Resources, and Administration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 43 percent, 11 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Office Administration as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Bookkeeping and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Church Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Church Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Church Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 133 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Church Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Church Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 112 salaries. A Church Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 68 salaries.

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Key Stats for Church Administrator

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Church Administrator Salaries

▲19%

▲2%

National Average
$34,000

▼2%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Church Administrator Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▲42%

Human Resources
▲11%

Administration
▲4%


▲1%

National Average
$34,000


Microsoft Excel
▼8%

Bookkeeping
▼13%

Office Administration
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 70%