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Average Salary for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Alumni

Graduates of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on average end up making between about $39K at the bottom of the spectrum and around $70K at the top. A considerably greater proportion of men make up the survey population with a male-to-female ratio of 4-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. This report is based on the answers of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Senior Pastor
6 salaries
$56,000  
   
Minister
4 salaries
$42,500  
Youth Pastor
2 salaries
$60,000  
Preacher
2 salaries
$55,000  
Executive Pastor
2 salaries
$70,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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Industry

The most highly represented industry among alumni is religious service. On the other end of the spectrum is the ministry industry, which attracts nearly one in twenty Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alumni.

Gender

There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $60K, but the median for the latter is only approximately $45K. Men might be more likely to graduate from this school than women, given the 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio of survey respondents.

Jobs

Among Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alumni, those working as Executive Pastors report the highest median pay of $70K, followed by Youth Pastors ($60K), and Senior Pastors ($56K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Pastors who make an average of approximately $39K.

Locations

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Dallas, Texas, which offers a median salary of $67K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary grads is Nashville, Tenn. (median compensation is about $53K).

Degree Major

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Doctorate (PhD) and earn a median salary of around $65K per year. Graduates holding a Master of Arts (MA), Education fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $42K.

Skills

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary grads who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 27 percent more than other alumni ($68K on average). Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alumni are often well versed in Public Speaking, with over a third of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Proficiency in Leadership, Counseling, and Administration command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; more than half of grads report receiving the former, but only one-third of alumni report receiving the latter. A fair number of grads plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. For this school, a strong majority of grads are the recipients of health benefits, and slightly more than a third of alums pick up dental plans, too. Alumni of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary also take in a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, 403(b), and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %
Salary
$39,996 - $55,000
Salary
$34,963 - $74,838
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
44%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
$43,909

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