Around four in five of Senior Pastors at Baptist Church have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $23K to $90K per year, but median earnings come to around $54K per year. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by nearly one-half and dental coverage is claimed by roughly one in four. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$22,808 - $89,599
$23K
$54K
$90K
MEDIAN: $53,973
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$22,808 - $89,599  
   
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$5,087  
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$23,093 - $90,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Pastor

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Senior Pastors at Baptist Church. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $36K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $59K on average.

Key Stats for Senior Pastor

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
44%
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Experience Affects Senior Pastor Salaries



National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Skills That Affect Senior Pastor Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 39%

Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 23%

Organizational Development
up arrow 23%

People Management
up arrow 21%

Counseling
up arrow 19%

Public Speaking
up arrow 18%

Administration
up arrow 5%


National Average
$54,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 11%

Operations Management
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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