Senior Pastor Salary with Team Leadership skills

Approximately four-fifths of Senior Pastors with Team Leadership skills are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $30K to $88K per year, and the average comes out to $57K annually. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and roughly one in three have dental, as well. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Senior Pastors with Team Leadership skills are happy with their jobs. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,494 - $86,705
MEDIAN: $57,103

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$29,494 - $86,705  
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$29,876 - $87,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 448
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $49K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $53K. Senior Pastors with Team Leadership skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $64K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.


4 %
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 29%