Senior Pastors with Team Leadership skills tend to be well-versed in their field, and over three-quarters have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $58K annually, but may range from $30K to $96K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Roughly one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and over a third claim dental coverage as well. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Senior Pastors with Team Leadership skills are happy with their jobs. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,830 - $95,457
MEDIAN: $57,543

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$29,830 - $95,457  
$805 - $19,866  
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$29,909 - $96,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 341

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The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $51K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $51K on average. Senior Pastors with Team Leadership skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $56K. Senior Pastors with Team Leadership skills 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 $66K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.


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96 %

Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 33%