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Average Salary for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Alumni

Students who graduate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary earn between approximately $40K to $60K. A considerably greater proportion of men make up the survey population with a male-to-female ratio of 6-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. The data for this synopsis comes from former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary students who took the PayScale salary survey.

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Alumni
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Senior Pastor
8 salaries
$60,000  
   
Minister
4 salaries
$42,500  
Youth Pastor
4 salaries
$40,976  
Executive Pastor
3 salaries
$65,000  
Pastor
3 salaries
$39,500  
Preacher
2 salaries
$55,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Industry

Among Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary grads, religious service is a commonly chosen career field. Former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary students do not typically enter the ministry industry industry; in fact, less than ten percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Following graduation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary students earn an average of $52K.

Gender

Home to more men than women (the school's student population is more than 3 to 1 male-to-female), most graduates here are men. Male graduates of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of about $58K versus $45K for women.

Jobs

Among Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alumni, those working as Executive Pastors and Senior Pastors report the highest median pay of around $60K, followed by Preachers at $55K. Pastors wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $40K.

Locations

Fort Worth is filled with Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary grads. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Dallas, which offers median salaries of $67K. On the other hand, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alumni who end up in The Woodlands receive the lowest median salaries of about $37K.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Divinity (MDiv), Pastoral Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary can rake in a whopping $90K per year, more than any other degree from this school. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Arts (MA), Education ($42K annually).

Skills

Public Speaking is a popular skill among Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alumni, with nearly two in five grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary grads — they earn 29 percent more than their fellow graduates. Experience with Leadership, Administration, and Counseling is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Although a majority of the survey participants are compensated for vacation days, only one in three grads are paid for sick time. A fair portion of respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Most grads receive health insurance, and just over a third of alumni get dental coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary grads include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, 403(b), a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats

Gender

Female

15 %

female alumni

Male

85 %

male alumni
Salary
$39,996 - $55,000
Salary
$34,817 - $71,855

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
44%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

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