Preacher Salary

Men account for the majority of Preachers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $44K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to just over two-fifths, and around a seventh earn dental coverage. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,489 - $81,703
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.

The average inexperienced worker earns $44K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Preachers make a median salary of $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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Experience Affects Preacher Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 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: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
medical benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 57%