Preacher Salary

Preachers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $44K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Just over two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about one in seven collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$20,608 - $80,267

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$20,608 - $80,267  
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$22,500 - $80,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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 who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $44K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($42K) on average. On average, Preachers make $45K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Preacher Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


4 %
96 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 56%