Church Organist Salary

Church Organists in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than four-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $19K per year, but may range from $12K to $102K per year. Approximately one-seventh report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one-tenth collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Church Organists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Church Organists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$12,210 - $43,050
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$19K
$43K
MEDIAN: $19,251
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$14.90 - $100.67
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Salary
$12,210 - $43,050  
   
Bonus
$325.00  
Total Pay (?
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$12,431 - $102,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $100.67  
   
Overtime
$37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$325.00  
   
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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$12,431 - $102,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Job Description for Church Organist

A church organist plays the organ in church services. The organ is an important musical instrument in many religious traditions. In some cases, organists collaborate with the pastor or music director to choose hymns for the worship service. In others, organists are given an overview of the lesson and allowed to choose appropriate music. Often, these selections must be approved by the music department.

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Church Organist Tasks

  • Play for regularly schedules services and special events.
  • Direct other instrumentalists.
  • Attend meetings and planning sessions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Church Organist

Pay by Experience for a Church Organist has a positive trend. An entry-level Church Organist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Church Organist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Church Organist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 48 salaries. A Church Organist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 74 salaries.

Church Organist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Church Organist?

Church Organist in Freeport:
Always remember that you are not performing; you are to enhance the worship service to add either a prayerful mood or excitement.

Key Stats for Church Organist

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
55%
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Experience Affects Church Organist Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$23,000

Experienced
▼7%

Mid-Career
▼14%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
55%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 84%