Children's Ministers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $34K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half enjoy medical while more than a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in seven. Most Children's Ministers survey respondents are women (73 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,463 - $56,174
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$17K
$34K
$56K
MEDIAN: $34,414
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$17,463 - $56,174  
   
Bonus
$203.47  
Total Pay (?
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$17,191 - $55,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$203.47  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,191 - $55,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Children's Minister

  • Foster the spiritual growth of teens and provide group or individual pastoral consultation.
  • Integrate youths into worship life through increases resposibilities as acolytes or readers.
  • Plan, facilitate, and lead youth ministry programs and bible studies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Children's Minister

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Children's Ministers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $30K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $35K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Children's Ministers make a median salary of $41K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $52K.

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Experience Affects Children's Minister Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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