Earning $58K annually on average, Senior Pastors receive the most money, followed by Pastors (approximately $41K), Youth Pastors ($40K), and Children's Ministry Directors ($37K). Graphic Designers make an average around $33K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Average pay is about $45K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Calvary Chapel folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $35K annually.
Residents of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $42K per year; other top-paying cities include Vista, Calif. ($40K) and Miami, Fla. (approximately $36K). U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to about $41K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Ordination Certificates, who make $59K per year. Ordained Ministers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $45K annually. Calvary Chapel provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Divinity (MDiv) — these employees rake in $57K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $52K annually. Leadership also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; more than half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Administration, Public Speaking, and Team Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
Calvary Chapel provides health insurance to a majority of employees, and roughly one-half of workers do receive dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and supplemental maternity leave.