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Entry-Level Minister Salary

Entry-Level Ministers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $37K annually. Male Entry-Level Ministers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 69 percent of professionals. A majority enjoy medical while nearly one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one in six. Entry-Level Ministers largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$21,362 - $59,877
MEDIAN: $36,544

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$21,362 - $59,877  
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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).
$21,684 - $59,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Minister Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.


31 %
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 41%