Average Salary for Southern Baptist Church Employees

An average Southern Baptist Church employee can expect to make $41K per year. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Southern Baptist Church for between five and 10 years earn $41K annually on average. The largest slice of the Southern Baptist Church workforce (45 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $41K per year.


Senior Pastors rake in the most money, with average earnings of $55K annually; Associate Pastors come in second with median earnings amounting to around $36K, and Youth Pastors rank near the top as well (about $26K).

Certifications and Degrees

Ordained Ministers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $44K per year. At Southern Baptist Church, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at $40K.


Employees who count Worship Planning and Leading among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $55K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Southern Baptist Church is Leadership, with close to one-half considering it a key competency. Public Speaking, Counseling, and Team Leadership round out the set of key employee skills.


Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only two in five employees. Southern Baptist Church provides health insurance to the larger part of employees, and nearly one-fifth of workers do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Southern Baptist Church


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$12,080 - $48,834

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
$25,000 - $47,550

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