Average Children's Pastor Salary

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The average salary for a Children's Pastor is $37,551.
MEDIAN $37,551
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$25k - $58k
$225 - $2k
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$24k - $57k

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Job Description for Children's Pastor

Children's Pastor Tasks
  • Recruit, train, oversee and encourage volunteers in Children's Ministry's activities.
  • Oversee, plan and direct Children's Ministry within the church.
  • Act as a liaison to children's organizations outside of the church community.
  • Coordinate with the senior pastor, elders, and other staff at the church for integrating ministry together.

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

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

Pay by Experience Level for Children's Pastor

An entry-level Children's Pastor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $33,680 based on 7 salaries. An early career Children's Pastor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34,641 based on 139 salaries. A mid-career Children's Pastor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $37,896 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Children's Pastor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,918 based on 111 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $46,567.
Employees with Children's Pastor in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 23.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Orlando, Florida (22.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (13.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (12.1% less), Sacramento, California (11.0% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (1.4% less).

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