The average salary for a Worship Pastor is $41,311 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
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$21,843 - $66,073
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$66K
MEDIAN: $41,310
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$21,843 - $66,073  
   
Bonus
$194.42 - $2,948  
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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$21,625 - $65,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 635
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $24.87  
   
Overtime
$16.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$194.42 - $2,948  
   
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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$21,625 - $65,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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

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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,068

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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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Experience Affects Worship Pastor Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Worship Pastor Salaries

Graphic Design
up arrow 10%

Leadership
up arrow 2%

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Administration
0%

National Average
$41,000

Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 2%

musician
up arrow 4%

Video Editing
up arrow 7%

MUSIC
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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