Senior Pastors at Baptist Church tend to be well-versed in their field, and over four-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $55K annually, but may range from $31K to $93K per year. While nearly two in five report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and approximately one in four have dental, as well. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,606 - $92,990
MEDIAN: $55,228

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$30,606 - $92,990  
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$30,841 - $92,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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Experience Affects Senior Pastor Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Pastor Salaries

Team Leadership
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Public Speaking
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Organizational Development
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Worship Planning and Leading
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People Management
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Operations Management
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Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

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

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: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 41%