Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Worship Pastors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Worship Pastors in the early stages of their career don't see a large increase in pay for the first decade—salary tends to grow from $39K to just $41K. Salary comes to $45K after 10 to 20 years. Though minimal, Worship Pastors continue to experience salary development even after two decades, and pay is estimated at $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. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.