Rabbi Salary (United States)

A Rabbi earns an average salary of $88,961 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Rabbi Salary (?
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$40,835 - $168,103
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MEDIAN: $88,960
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National Salary Data

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$40,835 - $168,103  
   
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$0.00 - $68,695  
Total Pay (?
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$41,499 - $200,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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Job Description for Rabbi

A rabbi is a spiritual leader within the Jewish faith, roughly equivalent to a priest or reverend in the Christian faith or an imam in the Islamic religion. Synagogues and their congregations are the most typical employer of rabbis, but schools, hospitals, and the military hire ordained rabbis to provide spiritual guidance and chaplaincy for persons who are adherents of the Jewish faith. In a congregational setting, a rabbi typically works to design worship services and offer spiritual teachings from the Torah. In this setting, the rabbi also offers comfort, advice, and guidance as necessary to the members of the synagogue. They officiate weddings, funerals, and other important events as required by the teachings of the Torah and the synagogue. Part of the job of a spiritual leader in any faith, including rabbis, is community outreach.
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Rabbi Tasks
  • Function as a key educational resource to members/students helping to mentor and enrich their Jewish journeys.
  • Engage and help lead members/students on the periphery of Jewish life to explore and deepen their connection to Judaism.
  • Enhance staff members’ ability to facilitate new Jewish opportunities for members/students.
  • Facilitate and enhance the educational and religious opportunities provided by the synagogue/campus.
  • Work with staff on their own initiatives.

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Pay by Experience Level for Rabbi

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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National Average
$89,000
New York
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Seattle
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Experience Affects Rabbi Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 14%
National Average
$89,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 24%