Entry-Level Pastor Salary
An Entry-Level Pastor earns an average salary of $39,296 per year.
$19,479 - $61,313
$12.00 - $20.00
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What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Pastor in Buffalo:
"Balance and time management a a must."
Know your limit. Utilize job descriptions and accountability. Proper rest is important.
Pastor in Palm Desert:
"You must be well-grounded!"
If you're called (by God and by a congregation) to serve as a pastor, not only are a deep biblical understanding and a love of helping people important, it is also crucial for your sense of identity and worth to stem directly from faith in a God who loves you and the world unconditionally. You'll be called upon to nurture and to challenge -- and your people will challenge you as well. Only a rock-solid faith can keep you focused on the vision for the congregation.
Pastor in Lisbon:
Stay true to God stay true to the Bible love your people the hardest best job in the world.
Pastor in Irvine:
"A Pastor? It's not for the weak!"
Sturdy! Sturdy of heart, character, patience, faith. Sturdy emotionally , physically and spiritually. The demands are heavy at times, draining too, and still rewarding. It's not for the weak . You must love and enjoy people. Be able to teach and preach. And most of all be a servant to your flock. Skills: able to counsel and encourage, Teach and lead groups. Preach. Perform services: weddings and funerals. Keep confidentiality. Know the law for reporting child abuse, etc.
Pastor in Pittsburgh:
"How Much Time It Would Take."
Make sure they are called by God. Don't take everything personal. Make sure you have thick skin and are not easily offended.