Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Alumni Average Salary

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary grads can expect to earn between about $37K on the low end and approximately $60K at the high end. With a male-to-female ratio of 6-to-1, there are more men than women in the pool of respondents. In addition, male grads generally bring in more money than their female equivalents according to alumni reports. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
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Senior Pastor
2 salaries
$85,900  
   
Youth Pastor
2 salaries
$60,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Industry

The most highly represented industry among alumni is religious service.

Gender

Men make up the majority of graduates who answered the questionnaire for a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Jobs

In the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alumni professional community, Youth Pastors make the highest median pay ($60K), though Senior Pastors (around $52K) are a close competitor. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Ministers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $37K.

Locations

It is no surprise that Dallas, Texas, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $67K), is another of the most popular spots for former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alumni is Nashville, Tenn., where earnings average $53K.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Divinity (MDiv), Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary can rake in a whopping average around $79K per year, more than any other degree from this school. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Master of Arts (MA), Education tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $63K per year.

Skills

Nearly two in five grads report using Public Speaking as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary grads who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 35 percent more than other alumni (about $68K on average). Also considered top-notch skills are Administration, Leadership, and Counseling.

Benefits and Perks

Although more than half of survey participants are compensated for vacation days, only one in three grads are paid for sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a fair number of alumni contribute to a 401(k). Health benefits extend to a strong majority of grads, and roughly two-fifths of alumni also receive dental coverage. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, 403(b), and a company-subsidized cell phone.

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Key Stats for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %
Salary
$52,000
Salary
$30,000 - $76,308
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
46%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
$36,000

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