Experienced Pastor Salary

For Experienced Pastors, annual average wages total $50K per year. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Men account for the majority of Experienced Pastors who responded to the questionnaire — 89 percent to be exact. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately one in three. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$26,957 - $78,124
$27K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,495
10%
50%
90%

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$18.31 - $26.78
$22
MEDIAN: $22.50
50%

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$0$78K
Salary $26,957 - $78,124
Bonus $763 - $12,365
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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$27,637 - $78,309
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 834
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $22.50
Overtime $50.00
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $763 - $12,365
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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$27,637 - $78,309
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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Popular Employer Salaries for Pastor


Known for taking on a considerable number of Experienced Pastors, Baptist Church, The United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, Christian Church, and Presbyterian Church are leading firms in the industry. Presbyterian Church attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,711

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Experienced Pastors, 68 percent higher than the national average. Experienced Pastors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+26 percent), Fort Worth (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), and Atlanta (+16 percent). Experienced Pastors in Detroit earn salaries far below the national average by 33 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cincinnati (14 percent lower) and Portland (13 percent lower).

Key Stats for Pastor

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.
10-19 years
81%
20 years or more
19%
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Skills That Affect Pastor Salaries


▲1%

Team Leadership
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Counseling
▼2%

Administration
▼2%

Preaching
▼4%

Worship Planning and Leading
▼5%

Teaching
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 42%
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