A sizeable majority of Preachers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $48K annually. Job satisfaction for Preachers is high. Approximately one in four enjoy medical while less than five percent get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in twenty. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $47,950
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$29,361 - $83,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Preacher

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $45K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $50K. Preachers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $55K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $47K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Key Stats for Preacher

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Preacher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 75%
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