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Entry-Level Minister Salary

Entry-Level Ministers can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $37K per year. More than half of Entry-Level Ministers (69 percent) survey respondents are men. A majority enjoy medical while just under a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than a fifth. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$22,192 - $60,212
MEDIAN: $36,764

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$22,192 - $60,212  
$0.00 - $7,830  
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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).
$22,797 - $60,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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Minister Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Minister in Jefferson City:
Keep relationships first. Keep fed yourself. Balance what you can do well with everything you want to do.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Minister Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


31 %
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 42%