Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Worship Pastors, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Early in their career, Worship Pastors do not see a dramatic shift in salary; typically starting at $39K, pay reaches $41K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $45K. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Worship Pastors after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $51K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.