Average Children's Ministry Director Salary

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The average salary for a Children's Ministry Director is $34,419.
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$194 - $2k
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$19k - $49k

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Job Description for Children's Ministry Director

Children's Ministry Director Tasks
  • Provide administrative leadership and direction.
  • Develop and direct programming in line with ministry's overarching goals.
  • Develop and implement community outreach.
  • Recruit and train volunteers.

Popular Employer Salaries for Children's Ministry Director

The top respondents for the job title Children's Ministry Director are from the companies Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church and Methodist Church. Reported salaries are highest at Methodist Church where the average pay is $37,500. First United Methodist Church pays the lowest at around $31,595.

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Children's Ministry Director
Children's Pastor
Children's Minister
Associate Pastor
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Popular Skills for Children's Ministry Director

Skills in Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Administration, Event Planning, People Management and Curriculum Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Children's Ministry Director

An entry-level Children's Ministry Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $28,532 based on 21 salaries. An early career Children's Ministry Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30,240 based on 276 salaries. A mid-career Children's Ministry Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33,798 based on 186 salaries. An experienced Children's Ministry Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,495 based on 215 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $40,012.
Employees with Children's Ministry Director in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 19.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (10.4% more) and Houston, Texas (0.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (15.0% less), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (7.8% less) and Orlando, Florida (3.9% less).

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