A Worship Pastor earns an average salary of $41,167 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$20,363 - $66,391
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MEDIAN: $41,167
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$10.23 - $24.61
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$20,363 - $66,391  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $2,966  
Total Pay (?
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$20,592 - $66,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 662
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $24.61  
   
Overtime
$16.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$200.00 - $2,966  
   
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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$20,592 - $66,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Job Description for Worship Pastor

A worship pastor (sometimes referred to as a “worship leader” or simply a “pastor”) serves their church and its congregation. Some larger churches have more than one pastor, and in this context the worship pastor is generally responsible for leading each week’s worship service. This job includes writing and delivering sermons, as well as many other weekly responsibilities. These include selecting hymns to be sung during the service and coordinating with any bands/musicians who work with the church, and often attending practice with these musicians as well. Worship pastors are often expected to be available to their congregants for many types of pastoral care; in a given week, this could include events which range from weddings and baptisms to graveside services and grief counseling.

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Worship Pastor Tasks

  • Conduct worship ceremonies and give sermons.
  • Teach through precept and by example.
  • Promote the Church and its mission through spiritual leadership and as-needed consultation.
  • Conduct weddings, funerals, and other services.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,904

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Worship Pastor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Worship Pastor?

Worship Pastor in Fort Worth:
"It is somewhat stressful but very rewarding."
Pros: Getting to play music constantly and record original music as well as lead people in worship and train others to enter into worship.
Cons: Staff meetings, disciplinary actions.

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Key Stats for Worship Pastor

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Worship Pastor Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Worship Pastor Salaries




National Average
$41,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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