Preacher Salary

Male Preachers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $43K annually in the United States. Approximately two in five enjoy medical while close to one-seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around a seventh. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

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$20,771 - $79,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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.

Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $42K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $44K. Preachers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $45K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


3 %
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 60%