Rabbi Salary

The average pay for a Rabbi is $88,874 per year.

$49,121 - $167,881
(Median)
$49K
$89K
$170K
MEDIAN: $88,873
10%
50%
90%

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$18.12 - $51.52
(Median)
$18
$49
$52
MEDIAN: $48.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$49,121 - $167,881  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
Profit Sharing
$25,792  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,173 - $162,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$18.12 - $51.52  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
   
Profit Sharing
$25,792  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$49,173 - $162,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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.

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Experience Affects Rabbi Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$90,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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