Experienced Pastor Salary

Average Experienced Pastors make around $50K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Roughly two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and about a third claim dental coverage as well. Experienced Pastors largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,090 - $78,421
$27K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,434
10%
50%
90%

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$19.00 - $26.13
$24
MEDIAN: $24.40
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$27,090 - $78,421  
   
Bonus
$508 - $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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$27,810 - $78,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 818
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$24.40  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Bonus
$508 - $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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$27,810 - $78,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Popular Employer Salaries for Pastor


Baptist Church, The United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, Christian Church, and Presbyterian Church are all popular places to work. Presbyterian Church leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,625

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

Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Pastors, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 68 percent above the national average. Experienced Pastors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+26 percent), Fort Worth (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), and Atlanta (+17 percent). Experienced Pastors' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Experienced Pastors in Detroit bring in salaries that are 33 percent lower than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Cincinnati (14 percent lower) and Portland (13 percent lower).

Key Stats for Pastor

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 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

Administration
▼1%

Counseling
▼2%

Worship Planning and Leading
▼4%

Preaching
▼4%

Teaching
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 41%
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