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Minister Salary

The average pay for a Minister is $45,917 per year.
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$24,051 - $71,572
MEDIAN: $45,916

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$24,051 - $71,572  
$0.00 - $3,594  
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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).
$24,419 - $71,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 533

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Job Description for Minister

There are many varieties of positions as a minister, ranging from church minister to more specialized positions such as military chaplain. However, the minister's general role is to provide their community with spiritual and religious support. This role involves regular public speaking, with the number of weekly services varying depending on the needs of the minister's community; additionally, these professionals speak during memorial services and community event. Administrative duties performed by the minister include hiring, training, budgeting, and organizing meetings. They may also perform a supervisory role for other members of the church staff.


Minister Tasks

  • Facilitate discussions on faith-based topics.
  • Assist with planning and leading ministry retreats.
  • Preach, lead worship ceremonies and Bible studies, and provide pastoral consultation.

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Experience Affects Minister Salaries

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Skills That Affect Minister Salaries

Public Speaking
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.


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80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 41%