Pastor, Ministry Salary

Ministry Pastors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and over one-half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $48K per year, but may range from $25K to $72K per year. Although close to one-third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and just under one in three get dental coverage, too. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Ministry Pastors who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,547 - $71,874
$25K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,593
10%
50%
90%

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$12.84 - $24.90
$13
$14
$25
MEDIAN: $14.48
10%
50%
90%

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$0$72K
Salary $24,547 - $71,874
Bonus $1,500
Total Pay (?
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$25,214 - $72,198
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 92
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $12.84 - $24.90
Overtime $18.00
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $1,500
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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$25,214 - $72,198
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Pastor, Ministry

Ministry pastors tend to the needs of their congregations. Pastors must enthusiastically believe in their denominations and the mission and vision of their churches in order to lead sermons, and in-depth knowledge of the Bible is necessary in order to construct meaningful sermons and communicate the Bible's teachings. As such, strong public speaking skills and creativity are also important in order to succeed. Pastors may also lead youth group activities, such as Bible study.

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Pastor, Ministry Tasks

  • Conduct worship ceremonies and give sermons.
  • Teach through precept and by example.
  • Promote the Church and its mission through spiritual leadership and as-needed consultation.
  • Conduct weddings, funerals, and other services.

Common Career Paths for Pastor, Ministry


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Ministry Pastors' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Non-Profit Executive Director. The average Non-Profit Executive Director brings home $60K per year. Becoming a Senior Pastor is, more often than not, the most common role that Ministry Pastors move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $52K. Another frequent advance is for Ministry Pastors to assume a Chaplain role; in this role, workers often earn $44K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pastor, Ministry

Pay by Experience for a Pastor, Ministry has a positive trend. An entry-level Pastor, Ministry with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 30 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pastor, Ministry with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Pastor, Ministry which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 39 salaries. A Pastor, Ministry with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 22 salaries.

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Key Stats for Pastor, Ministry

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Pastor, Ministry Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Late-Career
▲12%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
▼12%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Skills That Affect Pastor, Ministry Salaries

Counseling
▲20%

Team Leadership
▲9%

National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 32%
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