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Minister Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Minister is $45,407 per year.
Minister Salary (?
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$24,082 - $70,868
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45,406
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Minister Salary (?
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$11.81 - $32.55
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,082 - $70,868  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,612  
Commission
$0.00 - $36,000  
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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$24,438 - $71,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 543
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $32.55  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,612  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $36,000  
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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$24,438 - $71,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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.

Common Career Paths for Minister

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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

Dallas
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Kansas City
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National Average
$46,000
Chicago
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Nashville
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Experience Affects Minister Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Minister Salaries

Public Speaking
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National Average
$46,000
Counseling
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Administration
up arrow 3%
People Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 40%