Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Preachers earn an average of $47K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one in three, and less than one in ten earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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Job Description for Preacher
A preacher leads services in a church. Strong public speaking skills are essential, since the pastor will make sermons that should motivate the audience. Sermons should be presented in a gripping and understandable way. A preacher should have strong knowledge of the Bible to be able to apply it to applicable situations.Read More...
Prior to performing a service, the preacher will have to prepare the sermon. This may include researching current events and reviewing the Bible and other religious references. Besides Sunday services, there may also be weekday services and Bible study groups. The preacher may lead the activities of various groups in the church, including youth and adult programs. The preacher should work to shape and reach the mission of the church by attending meetings and working with other people involved with the church. Some managerial skills will be useful, as the preacher will oversee the work of church staff members and volunteers. Occasionally, the preacher may organize special events that will lead to the coherence of the church. A budget may be given to the preacher, and this budget must be adhered to.
Some preachers will be expected to have experience working in a church and/or have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in religion, theology, or a related field. Though the preacher may lead services of large audiences, it may also be expected to provide counseling services to staff members and church attendees. A preacher should love to work with people and should be able to communicate well.
Pay by Experience Level for Preacher
Pay by Experience for a Preacher has a positive trend. An entry-level Preacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Preacher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Preacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 15 salaries. A Preacher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 12 salaries.
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