Preacher Salary

Preachers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $44K per year. Job satisfaction for Preachers is extremely high. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while about one in seven get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in seven. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,489 - $81,703
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$23K
$44K
$82K
MEDIAN: $44,057
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$23,583 - $81,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $44K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $41K. Preachers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $44K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $45K.

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Experience Affects Preacher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
0%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
medical benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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