A Senior Pastor earns an average salary of $57,260 per year. A skill in Senior Pastor is associated with high pay for this job.

$29,562 - $94,037
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$57K
$94K
MEDIAN: $57,260
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$9.21 - $39.15
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$39
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$29,562 - $94,037  
   
Bonus
$503 - $18,656  
Profit Sharing
$17,500  
Commission
$19,938  
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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$29,738 - $95,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,007
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $39.15  
   
Overtime
$25.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$503 - $18,656  
   
Commission
$19,938  
Profit Sharing
$17,500  
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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$29,738 - $95,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Pastor

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,614

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Senior Pastor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Pastor?

Senior Pastor in Minneapolis:
"It is extremely time consuming and stressful but a blessing."
Pros: Leading team, preaching, teaching, consulting and watching lives being transformed in the name of Jesus.
Cons: Stress, cultural baggage, unhealthy expectations, and people's false sense of entitlement.

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Key Stats for Senior Pastor

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 238 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Senior Pastor Salaries



National Average
$58,000



Skills That Affect Senior Pastor Salaries

Senior Pastor
up arrow 21%

Preaching
up arrow 7%



Teaching
up arrow 2%



Administration
0%

Worship Planning and Leading
0%

National Average
$58,000


Strategic Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 238 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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