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Pastor, Ministry Salary

Pastor, Ministrys in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $23K to $65K per year, median earnings come to $44K per year. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Pastor, Ministrys greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of Pastor, Ministrys claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a majority, and about two-fifths earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$22,765 - $65,009
(Median)
$23K
$44K
$65K
MEDIAN: $43,686
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$9.56 - $19.87
(Median)
$9
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$22,765 - $65,009  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
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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$23,272 - $65,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.56 - $19.87  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
   
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).
)
$23,272 - $65,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Pastor, Ministry

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Pastor, Ministry

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Pastor, Ministrys, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $36K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $44K. Pastor, Ministrys see a median salary of $45K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $51K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Experience Affects Pastor, Ministry Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 36%