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Average Salary for Southern Baptist Church Employees

The typical salary at Southern Baptist Church is $39K per year. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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 (?
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[-]Senior Pastor (4)
$27,999 - $87,816  
[-]Senior Pastor (4)
Salary$27,467 - $86,413  
Bonus$346.69 - $8,187  
Total Pay$27,999 - $87,816  
[+]Youth Pastor (3)
$18,856 - $47,777  
[+]Youth Pastor (3)
Salary$19,457 - $48,579  
Total Pay$18,856 - $47,777  
[+]Pastor (2)
$21,473 - $72,076  
[+]Pastor (2)
Salary$22,340 - $69,930  
Total Pay$21,473 - $72,076  
[+]Administrative Assistant (2)
$19,453 - $35,554  
[+]Administrative Assistant (2)
Total Pay$19,453 - $35,554  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically about $30K. Once employees enter the five- to ten-year zone, average salaries hits the around $39K mark. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of Southern Baptist Church employees (29 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and typically earn approximately $24K annually.


U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to $40K per year.


Bringing in the most money are Senior Pastors — their earnings average $60K. Pastors are a close second at $45K along with Associate Pastors (around $36K) and Youth Pastors ($30K). Earning only $15K, Ministers make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Ordained Ministers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $40K. The best paid folks at Southern Baptist Church have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $36K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be People Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $59K. Public Speaking is a popular skill in the Southern Baptist Church workforce; more than half of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Leadership, Counseling, and Administration were also reported by many survey participants.


Southern Baptist Church's employees are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Southern Baptist Church; the company rewards only 44 percent with paid vacation time and only 22 percent with sick leave. More than half of workers report having health insurance, and one-fourth of workers report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Southern Baptist Church are a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats

18 %
82 %
Data Not Available
$12,245 - $50,868
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
$18,313 - $40,793

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