Entry-Level Senior Pastor Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Senior Pastor earns an average salary of $41,561 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are People Management, Worship Planning and Leading, Team Leadership, Operations Management, and Project Management.
Entry-Level Senior Pastor Total Pay (?
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$20,820 - $65,381
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MEDIAN: $41,560
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$20,820 - $65,381  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$930 - $2,325  
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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$21,399 - $66,714  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 579
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Senior Pastor Salaries

People Management
up arrow 15%
Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 14%
Team Leadership
up arrow 13%
Operations Management
up arrow 13%
Project Management
up arrow 12%
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 11%
Public Speaking
up arrow 7%
National Average
$42,000
Leadership
up arrow 3%
Administration
up arrow 3%
Organizational Development
up arrow 3%
Counseling
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 48%
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