$64,291
Avg. Salary
$17.75
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Lead Pastor is $17.75 per hour.

The average pay for a Lead Pastor is $64,291 per year.

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MEDIAN $64,291
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Salary $38,933 - $93,059
Bonus $498 - $13,178
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,208 - $93,427
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 373

Common Career Paths for Lead Pastor


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Lead Pastors who advance into a position like Senior Pastor may end up working for a little less. On average, Senior Pastors take home $52K annually.

Lead Pastor Job Listings

Popular Skills for Lead Pastor


Lead Pastors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Teaching, Team Leadership, and Preaching are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 42 percent, 25 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Leadership are similarly competent in Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Pastor

Pay by Experience for a Lead Pastor has a positive trend. An entry-level Lead Pastor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lead Pastor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Lead Pastor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 63 salaries. A Lead Pastor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 39 salaries.

Lead Pastor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Lead Pastor?

Lead Pastor in Bellingham:
"Always on call."
Pros: Preaching and team building
Cons: Evaluating employees

Lead Pastor in Albany:
"Challenging but Rewarding."
Pros: There is an opportunity to help people far from God.
Cons: The lack of resources (finances & volunteers) to accomplish a task.

Lead Pastor in Washington:
"Fast paced."
Pros: Access to leaders
Cons: Expensive

Lead Pastor in New York:
"Exciting."
Pros: the diversity
Cons: the inconsistency in pay throughout

Lead Pastor in Middletown:
"People."
It's all about people and it's all about the Lord.

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Key Stats for Lead Pastor

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
33%

Experience Affects Lead Pastor Salaries

▲12%

▲10%

National Average
$65,000

▼16%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Lead Pastor Salaries

Teaching
▲33%

Team Leadership
▲18%

Preaching
▲5%

National Average
$65,000

▼6%


▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 41%