The average salary for an Executive Pastor is $60,667 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategic Planning and Counseling.

$31,701 - $94,296
MEDIAN: $60,667

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$31,701 - $94,296  
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$32,041 - $94,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 256

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Job Description for Executive Pastor

Executive pastors must be responsible and able to lead others, as they are tasked with leading a religious staff as well as the direction of a church and accomplishing the mission of the church's statement. These activities can range from group activities and pastoral care to arts and crafts and working with children and youth. Executive pastors must also be able to lead a ministry staff, facilitate strategic planning, lead church mission efforts, and perform other duties that are necessary for the religious organization's success.


Executive Pastor Tasks

  • Assist in leading staff meetings and collaborate in building ministry objectives and vision.
  • Conduct weddings, funerals, or general services as required.
  • Foster professional development of staff, conduct performance evaluations, and develop strategies for enhancement.
  • Identify and resolve operational or personnel issues in a fashion that maintains the mission of the Church.

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Skills That Affect Executive Pastor Salaries

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 31%