The average pay for an Entry-Level Worship Pastor is $36,504 per year.

$17,972 - $53,379
$18K
$37K
$53K
MEDIAN: $36,504
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$10.34 - $16.43
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MEDIAN: $15.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$17,972 - $53,379  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $3,020  
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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$18,330 - $52,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 229
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $16.43  
   
Overtime
$16.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$99.33 - $3,020  
   
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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$18,330 - $52,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Worship Pastor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Worship Pastor in Brentwood:
"High demand."
Higher stress, demanding, leading over 85 people and organizing music every week making sure things run smooth.

Worship Pastor in South Bend:
"Take it slow."
Listen more than you speak. Make changes slowly, and only with specific instruction/direction to do so from your lead pastor, and only then in consensus with the elders. You'll never make everyone happy, but serve the Lord with gladness and his people with compassion.

Worship Pastor in Grand Rapids:
"Personal Worship."
Carve out time each day to spend with the Lord, cultivating a heart of worship and a relationship with Him. Get to know His voice and discover His love and affection for you.

Key Stats for Worship Pastor

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
066
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
33%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Worship Pastor Salaries

Team Leadership
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National Average
$36,000

Worship Planning and Leading
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Leadership
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Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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