Average Lead Pastor with Leadership Skills Salary

$64,799
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$1,400
Bonus
$5,500
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The average salary for a Lead Pastor with Leadership skills is $64,799.
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$40k
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$65k
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$94k
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Popular Employer Salaries for Lead Pastor

The top respondents for the job title Lead Pastor are from the companies Assemblies of God, New Life Christian Church and New Life Community Church. Reported salaries are highest at New Life Community Church where the average pay is $103,990. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Assemblies of God, earning around $62,937. New Life Christian Church pays the lowest at around $56,000. Christian Church also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $59,286.

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What Are Popular Skills for Lead Pastors?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Lead Pastors?

An early career Lead Pastor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,976 based on 116 salaries. A mid-career Lead Pastor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,462 based on 248 salaries. An experienced Lead Pastor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,434 based on 524 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $73,256.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,328 survey responses.
Early Career
8.7%
Mid Career
18.7%
Experienced
39.5%
Late Career
33.1%