Senior Pastor Salary

A Senior Pastor earns an average salary of $54,887 per year.

$27,288 - $89,076

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$27,288 - $89,076  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,753  
Profit Sharing
$9.93 - $9,664  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,208  
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$27,969 - $90,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,936
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Job Description for Senior Pastor

The senior pastor of a church is responsible for providing spiritual leadership and pastoral care to the members of his or her church. They serve as the chief administrator, overseeing all administrative functions for the church.

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Senior Pastor Tasks

  • Provide a strong Church pastoral presence through teaching, pastoral guidance, and ministerial duties.
  • Develop areas for strategic growth and to strengthen key ministry areas.
  • Serve as the spiritual leader of the Church and foster leadership within the congregation.
  • Build relationships within the Church and the general community.

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Experience Affects Senior Pastor Salaries



National Average
$56,000



Skills That Affect Senior Pastor Salaries


Team Leadership
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Preaching
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Strategic Planning
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Leadership
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Public Speaking
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Teaching
0%

National Average
$56,000

Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 1%

Organizational Development
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Project Management
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Administration
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Counseling
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 659 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 33%
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