Clergymen and Clergywomen who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over three-fourths of Clergymen and Clergywomen. Pay fluctuates from $29K to $81K per year, but expected earnings average $49K annually. Work is enjoyable for Clergymen and Clergywomen, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Men account for the majority of Clergymen and Clergywomen who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact.

$31,791 - $79,866
$32K
$49K
$80K
MEDIAN: $49,427
10%
50%
90%

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$10.40 - $22.00
$14
MEDIAN: $14.47
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,791 - $79,866  
   
Bonus
$13,750  
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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$29,087 - $80,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.62  
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$13,750  
   
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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$29,087 - $80,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $49K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Clergymen and Clergywomen see a median salary of $52K after reaching one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Clergymen and Clergywomen with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $51K.

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Key Stats for Clergy

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
44%
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Experience Affects Clergy Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Clergy Salaries

Teaching
up arrow 24%

Public Speaking
up arrow 18%

Counseling
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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