$50,066
Avg. Salary
$19.61
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,000

Bonus

$2,035

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Minister is $19.61 per hour.

The average pay for a Minister is $50,066 per year.

$10.07
10%
$19.61
50%
$29.36
90%
MEDIAN $19.61
$29k
10%
$50k
50%
$77k
90%
MEDIAN $50,066
$29,009 - $76,648
$29K
$50K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,066
10%
50%
90%

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$10.07 - $29.36
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$0$76K
Salary $29,009 - $76,648
Bonus $149 - $8,708
Profit Sharing $2,035
Total Pay (?
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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$28,828 - $76,494
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 682
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.07 - $29.36
Hourly Tips $1.50
Overtime $20.00
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $149 - $8,708
Profit Sharing $2,035
Total Pay (?
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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$28,828 - $76,494
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

Job Description for Minister

There are many varieties of positions as a minister, ranging from church minister to more specialized positions such as military chaplain. However, the minister's general role is to provide their community with spiritual and religious support. This role involves regular public speaking, with the number of weekly services varying depending on the needs of the minister's community; additionally, these professionals speak during memorial services and community event. Administrative duties performed by the minister include hiring, training, budgeting, and organizing meetings. They may also perform a supervisory role for other members of the church staff.

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Minister Tasks
  • Preach, lead worship ceremonies and Bible studies, and provide pastoral consultation.
  • Assist with planning and leading ministry retreats.
  • Facilitate discussions on faith-based topics.

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Common Career Paths for Minister


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Popular Skills for Minister

Pay by Experience Level for Minister

Pay by Experience for a Minister has a positive trend. An entry-level Minister with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 79 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Minister with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 114 salaries. An experienced Minister which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 154 salaries. A Minister with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 127 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

36%

National Average: $49,785

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Minister Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Minister?

Minister in Belhaven:
"Challenging."
Pros: Rewarding
Cons: Political

Minister in Chicago:
"High-paced Assistant Management."
Pros: Job is near home or public transportation
Cons: Low wages verdus national average for similiar position.

Minister in Pittsburgh:
"Great place to work."
Pros: The small but active nature of the city
Cons: Lack of sunshine

Minister in Bristol:
"It's a great place to work and live."
Pros: I love the community and the opportunities to make a difference. It is a safe place to live and people are very friendly and outgoing.
Cons: The cost to live in certain areas is very difficult. If you go to lower income spots you tend to run into more crime.

Minister in Owasso:
"Fulfilling."
Pros: helping people
Cons: funerals

Minister in Lihue:
"The church had insufficient funds."
Look carefully at where previous church funds had come from. This church had received grant funding that ran out just prior to my arrival.

Minister in Jefferson City:
"Relationships."
Keep relationships first. Keep fed yourself. Balance what you can do well with everything you want to do.

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Key Stats for Minister

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
36%

Experience Affects Minister Salaries

▲16%

▲5%

National Average
$50,000

▼2%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Minister Salaries

Leadership
▲20%

Teaching
▲1%

National Average
$50,000

Public Speaking
▼1%

▼2%


Team Leadership
▼6%

People Management
▼23%

Event Planning
▼23%

Preaching
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 48%