Clergy Salary

Clergymen and Clergywomen in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and over three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $50K per year, but may range from $30K to $81K per year. There are far more male Clergymen and Clergywomen survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and over a third claim dental coverage as well.

$31,068 - $80,688
$31K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,161
10%
50%
90%

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$12.34 - $22.38
$15
MEDIAN: $14.73
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$31,068 - $80,688  
   
Bonus
$25,000  
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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$29,532 - $81,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.62  
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$25,000  
   
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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$29,532 - $81,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Clergy

Clergy is a general term referring to individuals at the head of various religious congregations; for example, priests, reverends, rabbis and imams are considered clergy. Clergy typically work in churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious institutions, although institutions such as hospitals and correctional facilities may also employ clergy to help advise and offer spiritual support for individuals in the facilities and their families.

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Clergy Tasks

  • Lead weekly religious services.
  • Perform administrative duties including correspondence, resident profiles and other appropriate services.
  • Plan, organize and lead Bible studies.
  • Lead or represent religious organization at weddings, baptisms, wakes, funerals and memorial services.
  • Minister to members and families in need.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clergy

Pay by Experience for a Clergy has a positive trend. An entry-level Clergy with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clergy with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Clergy which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 45 salaries. A Clergy with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 43 salaries.

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Key Stats for Clergy

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Clergy Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

Late-Career
▲3%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Clergy Salaries

Teaching
▲22%

Public Speaking
▲16%

National Average
$50,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 38%
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