Average Salary for Southern Baptist Church Employees

Compensation for Southern Baptist Church employees is around $41K annually on average. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $41K per year. The largest slice of the Southern Baptist Church workforce (45 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $41K annually.


Earning about $55K per year on average, Senior Pastors receive the most money, followed by Associate Pastors ($36K) and Youth Pastors (approximately $26K).

Certifications and Degrees

Ordained Ministers receive bigger paychecks ($44K annually) than those without credentials. Regarding salaries and education, Southern Baptist Church pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — about $40K.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Worship Planning and Leading; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $55K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Southern Baptist Church is Leadership, with about one-half considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Public Speaking, Counseling, and Team Leadership.


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

Benefits and Perks

The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only two-fifths of workers report compensation for sick days and vacation time. The larger part of survey participants can count on health insurance, and close to a fifth of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Southern Baptist Church


9 %
91 %
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$12,080 - $48,834
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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

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