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Pastor Salary

A Pastor earns an average salary of $45,202 per year.

$22,634 - $74,145
(Median)
$23K
$45K
$74K
MEDIAN: $45,201
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$7.55 - $25.08
(Median)
$7
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$22,634 - $74,145  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,006  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,255  
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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$22,588 - $74,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,573
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$7.55 - $25.08  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,006  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,255  
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).
)
$22,588 - $74,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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Job Description for Pastor

A pastor leads a congregation at a Christian church in prayer, song, and general spiritual guidance. In many modern Christian sects, pastoral duties are reserved for men. While the exact requirements for pastors vary depending on their sect, the pastor leads the routine worship services, in which Christians gather in prayer and listen to sermons. A pastor must have strong writing and speaking skills to create and deliver speeches emphasizing the importance of faith in the lives of the congregation's members. A strong command of scripture and biblical history, as well as the ability to interpret and relate this information to their congregation, is a must. Work is traditionally indoors, inside church auditoriums and offices. Although the work schedule varies by church, most pastors lead services at least several times on Sunday, and they often lead a service at another point in the week.

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Pastor Tasks

  • 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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Pastor Reviews

What is it like working as a Pastor?

Pastor in Sacramento:
"Pastor God's people."
Pros: The power of God is what I enjoy most about this job. Seeing how The Holy Spirit moves throughout the congregation on a weekly basis is a joy to behold.
Cons: The frustrating part about this job, is seeing people who say they want better for themselves, and their families get the information that they need, but yet do the opposite of what is required of them.

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Experience Affects Pastor Salaries



National Average
$45,000



Skills That Affect Pastor Salaries


Public Speaking
up arrow 1%

Preaching
up arrow 1%

Leadership
0%

Counseling
0%

Administration
0%

National Average
$45,000

Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 2%

Teaching
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 541 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 37%