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Average Salary for Southern Baptist Church Employees

A salary of $32K annually is the median rate at Southern Baptist Church. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Southern Baptist Church typically pays:
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Employer: Southern Baptist Church
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Senior Pastor (3)
$29,645 - $85,232  
[-]Senior Pastor (3)
Salary$29,042 - $88,226  
Total Pay$29,645 - $85,232  
[+]Youth Pastor (3)
$19,049 - $48,035  
[+]Youth Pastor (3)
Salary$19,319 - $48,522  
Total Pay$19,049 - $48,035  
[+]Minister (2)
$16,916 - $50,944  
[+]Minister (2)
Salary$19,638 - $63,449  
Total Pay$16,916 - $50,944  
[+]Associate Pastor (2)
$24,275 - $49,977  
[+]Associate Pastor (2)
Salary$24,545 - $51,025  
Total Pay$24,275 - $49,977  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $36K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $30K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Southern Baptist Church folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average $20K per year.


Southern Baptist Church workers in California earn the most — around $40K annually on average.


Senior Pastors earn the highest median pay at $55K per year, followed by Associate Pastors ($36K), Youth Pastors ($30K), and Ministers ($15K).

Certifications and Degrees

Ordained Ministers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $32K annually. Southern Baptist Church provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $32K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Worship Planning and Leading; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $48K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Southern Baptist Church is Leadership; a little more than half of employees use it for work. Public Speaking, Counseling, and Administration round out the set of key employee skills.


Southern Baptist Church's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Southern Baptist Church lets only 43 percent take paid vacation and only 29 percent take sick leave. The larger part of survey participants receive health insurance, and slightly less than a third of workers get dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, a company cell phone, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Southern Baptist Church


15 %
85 %
Data Not Available
$12,095 - $48,000
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
$18,000 - $41,016
United States (change)

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