Average Experienced Clergy Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Clergy is $51,581.
MEDIAN $51,581
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$34k - $82k
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$34k - $84k

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Job Description for Clergy

Clergy Tasks
  • Lead weekly religious services.
  • Perform administrative duties including correspondence, resident profiles and other appropriate services.
  • Plan, organize and lead Bible studies.
  • Lead or represent religious organization at weddings, baptisms, wakes, funerals and memorial services.
  • Minister to members and families in need.

Career Paths

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Senior Pastor
Assistant Manager, Quality Control
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Clergy

Skills in Counseling, Team Leadership and Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Leadership and Public Speaking.

Pay by Experience Level for Clergy

An early career Clergy with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,808 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Clergy with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,496 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,296.

Years of Experience

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