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 $38K per year. Most Entry-Level Ministers report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Entry-Level Ministers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and just under one in three earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,588 - $59,653
MEDIAN: $37,537

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$21,588 - $59,653  
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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).
$21,933 - $59,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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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 18 votes.


32 %
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 40%