Experienced Pastor Salary

The average Experienced Pastor can expect to rake in roughly $50K per year. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Experienced Pastors are happy with their jobs. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,696 - $78,763
$27K
$50K
$79K
MEDIAN: $50,264
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
$26,696 - $78,763  
   
Bonus
$507 - $12,438  
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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$27,737 - $78,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 756
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$24.40  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$507 - $12,438  
   
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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$27,737 - $78,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Experienced Pastors flock to Baptist Church, The United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, Christian Church, and Presbyterian Church, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. For Experienced Pastors, comfortable salaries can be found at Presbyterian Church; in fact, median earnings sit around $65K, the highest in the area.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,490

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

For Experienced Pastors, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 68 percent greater than the national average. Experienced Pastors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+27 percent), Fort Worth (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), and Atlanta (+17 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. Workers in Cincinnati and Portland earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 13 percent.

Key Stats for Pastor

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
10-19 years
80%
20 years or more
20%
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Skills That Affect Pastor Salaries


▲1%

Team Leadership
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

Administration
▼1%

Counseling
▼2%

Worship Planning and Leading
▼4%

Preaching
▼4%

Teaching
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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