The average pay for a Pastor is AU$50,017 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$30,701 - AU$76,684
AU$31K
AU$50K
AU$77K
MEDIAN: AU$49,917
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.79 - AU$35.23
AU$18
AU$22
AU$35
MEDIAN: AU$21.78
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$82K
Salary AU$30,701 - AU$76,684
Bonus AU$20,000
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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AU$35,270 - AU$82,500
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
Hourly Data AU$0AU$35
Hourly Rate AU$17.79 - AU$35.23
Annual Data AU$0AU$82K
Bonus AU$20,000
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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AU$35,270 - AU$82,500
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

Job Description for Pastor

A pastor leads a congregation at a Christian church in prayer, song, and general spiritual guidance. In many modern Christian sects, pastoral duties are reserved for men. While the exact requirements for pastors vary depending on their sect, the pastor leads the routine worship services, in which Christians gather in prayer and listen to sermons. A pastor must have strong writing and speaking skills to create and deliver speeches emphasizing the importance of faith in the lives of the congregation's members. A strong command of scripture and biblical history, as well as the ability to interpret and relate this information to their congregation, is a must. Work is traditionally indoors, inside church auditoriums and offices. Although the work schedule varies by church, most pastors lead services at least several times on Sunday, and they often lead a service at another point in the week.

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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.

Pastor Pay By Employer

$0$96K

Baptist Church
85 profiles
$41,621

Christian Church
28 profiles
$45,198

$59,000

Lutheran Church
17 profiles
$54,979

$50,325

Bible Church
14 profiles
$52,029

Community Church
12 profiles
$47,862

Church of Christ
11 profiles
$57,430

$29,000

$36,000

Pastor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Pastor

Pay by Experience for a Pastor has a positive trend. An entry-level Pastor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 30 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pastor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Pastor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$51,000 based on 25 salaries. A Pastor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$51,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$50,214

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Pastor

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Pastor Salaries

▲4%

▲2%

▲2%

National Average
AU$50,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 86%