The average salary for a Senior Pastor is AU$53,304 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

AU$24,832 - AU$88,652
AU$25K
AU$53K
AU$89K
MEDIAN: AU$52,655
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Salary AU$24,832 - AU$88,652
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AU$25,305 - AU$87,890
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 68

Job Description for Senior Pastor

The senior pastor of a church is responsible for providing spiritual leadership and pastoral care to the members of his or her church. They serve as the chief administrator, overseeing all administrative functions for the church.

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Senior Pastor Tasks

  • Serve as the spiritual leader of the Church and foster leadership within the congregation.
  • Build relationships within the Church and the general community.
  • Provide a strong Church pastoral presence through teaching, pastoral guidance, and ministerial duties.
  • Develop areas for strategic growth and to strengthen key ministry areas.

Senior Pastor Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$55,057

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Senior Pastor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Pastor?

Senior Pastor in Adelaide:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Serving God.
Cons: Pressure on marriage.

Key Stats for Senior Pastor

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
34%

Experience Affects Senior Pastor Salaries

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
AU$55,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 85%