Men account for the majority of Preachers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $47K annually. Most Preachers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one in three, and less than one in ten earn dental coverage.

$24,447 - $81,661
MEDIAN: $47,127

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$24,447 - $81,661  
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$24,447 - $81,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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.

Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $44K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $49K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Preachers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $49K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $46K by contrast.

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Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 70%