Worship Pastor Salary

The average salary for a Worship Pastor is $41,759 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$23,213 - $66,881
$23K
$42K
$67K
MEDIAN: $42,283
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$11.84 - $25.08
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MEDIAN: $15.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,213 - $66,881  
   
Bonus
$200.33 - $2,990  
Total Pay (?
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$23,303 - $66,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 705
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $25.08  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$200.33 - $2,990  
   
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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$23,303 - $66,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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 by Experience Level for Worship Pastor

Pay by Experience for a Worship Pastor has a positive trend. An entry-level Worship Pastor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 233 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Worship Pastor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 293 salaries. An experienced Worship Pastor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 273 salaries. A Worship Pastor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 99 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,873

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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
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Worship Pastor Salaries

▲34%

▲11%

National Average
$42,000

▼1%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Worship Pastor Salaries


▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Administration
▼1%


musician
▼3%

MUSIC
▼8%

Graphic Design
▼9%

Video Editing
▼9%

Team Management
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 39%
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