Clergy Salary

Clergymen and Clergywomen who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up close to four-fifths of Clergymen and Clergywomen. Pay fluctuates from $26K to $84K per year, but expected earnings average $51K per year. Job satisfaction for Clergymen and Clergywomen is extremely high. There are far more male Clergymen and Clergywomen survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by over a third. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,100 - $83,344
$30K
$51K
$83K
MEDIAN: $51,352
10%
50%
90%

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Salary $30,100 - $83,344
Bonus $25,000
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$26,128 - $84,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 95

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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
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
45%
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Experience Affects Clergy Salaries

Experienced
▲4%

Late-Career
▼0%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Clergy Salaries

Teaching
▲19%

Public Speaking
▲13%

National Average
$51,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 36%
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