A Minister earns an average salary of $44,293 per year. A skill in Preaching is associated with high pay for this job.Salary goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Minister Total Pay (?
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$24,472 - $71,491
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57K
71K
MEDIAN: $44,293
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Minister Total Pay (?
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$11.98 - $32.00
(Median)
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32
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,472 - $71,491  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $35,697  
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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$24,814 - $72,152  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 646
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $32.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $35,697  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,000  
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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$24,814 - $72,152  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 646
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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.
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Minister
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Nashville
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Dallas
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Kansas City
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National Average
$45,000
Chicago
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Experience Affects Minister Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Minister Salaries

Preaching
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Public Speaking
0%
National Average
$45,000
Counseling
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Teaching
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 165 votes.
Gender
Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
36%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 41%
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