The average salary for a Children's Pastor is $37,551.
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Job Description for Children's Pastor
The role of a children's pastor is to begin teaching children about religious values at a young age; this title is frequently found in Christian churches. Most often, a children's pastor works with children from toddler-age to fifth grade. They are responsible for ministering and teaching children about the religion and its values. Some churches also have this pastor minister to children as old as preteens, providing age-appropriate lessons. Children's pastors often have their own classrooms in …Read more
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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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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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