Average Church Organist Salary

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The average salary for a Church Organist is $18,315.
MEDIAN $18,315
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$12k - $40k
$75 - $1k
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$13k - $155k

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Job Description for Church Organist

Church Organist Tasks
  • Play for regularly schedules services and special events.
  • Direct other instrumentalists.
  • Attend meetings and planning sessions.

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Church Organist
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Director, Music Ministry
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Popular Skills for Church Organist

Skills in Performer, Organizing, People Management and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Worship Planning and Leading.

Pay by Experience Level for Church Organist

An early career Church Organist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17,373 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Church Organist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17,725 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Church Organist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18,491 based on 89 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18,581.
Employees with Church Organist in their job title in Charlotte, North Carolina earn an average of 27.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (23.6% less), Atlanta, Georgia (12.6% less) and Charleston, South Carolina (1.7% less).

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