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Average Salary for Southern Baptist Church Employees

Southern Baptist Church pays its employees $31K per year on average. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Southern Baptist Church typically pays:
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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Southern Baptist Church for between five and 10 years earn $36K annually on average. The largest slice of the Southern Baptist Church workforce (31 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, about $20K per year.


Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to around $40K annually.


The highest average salaries go to Senior Pastors, who bring in close to approximately $55K per year, though Associate Pastors are not far behind at $36K along with Youth Pastors ($30K) and Ministers ($15K).

Certifications and Degrees

Ordained Ministers earn about $32K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Southern Baptist Church compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $32K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Worship Planning and Leading; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $48K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Leadership; just over a half consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Public Speaking, Counseling, and Administration.


Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, Southern Baptist Church has room for improvement — only one in three workers are paid for vacation and sick time. Southern Baptist Church provides health insurance to the larger part of workers, and nearly one in four workers do receive dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, a subsidized 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
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