Entry-Level Ministers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K annually. A little less than one-half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly a seventh collect dental insurance. For the most part, Entry-Level Ministers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Entry-Level Ministers (64 percent) who took the survey are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$20,426 - $52,581
$20K
$36K
$53K
MEDIAN: $36,308
10%
50%
90%

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$15.26 - $20.78
$20
MEDIAN: $19.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,426 - $52,581  
   
Bonus
$840  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$20,942 - $53,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$19.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50  
Overtime
$37.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$840  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
)
$20,942 - $53,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Key Stats for Minister

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
29%
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Skills That Affect Minister Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Public Speaking
up arrow 6%

Counseling
up arrow 8%

Administration
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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