$50,013
Avg. Salary
$19.73
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$976

Bonus

$2,035

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Minister is $19.73 per hour.

The average pay for a Minister is $50,013 per year.

10%
$10.07
10%
$19.73
50%
$29.36
90%
90%
MEDIAN $19.73
10%
$29k
10%
$50k
50%
$77k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $50,013
$29,374 - $76,660
$29K
$50K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,013
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50%
90%

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$10.07 - $29.36
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MEDIAN: $19.73
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$0$76K
Salary $29,374 - $76,660
Bonus $147 - $6,128
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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$29,144 - $76,506
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 672
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.07 - $29.36
Hourly Tips $1.50
Overtime $20.00
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $147 - $6,128
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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$29,144 - $76,506
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Minister


First Christian Church offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $57K.

Common Career Paths for Minister


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It's not very common for Ministers to move on to become Non-Profit Executive Directors. Average pay for a Non-Profit Executive Director is $60K annually. Senior Pastors or Head Ministers are common next-step roles for Ministers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Senior Pastors is $3K higher on average, and it's $3K higher for Head Ministers.

Minister Job Listings

Popular Skills for Minister


Survey results suggest that Ministers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Leadership and Teaching are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing Preaching as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Event Planning also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Counseling are similarly competent in Administration.

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: $49,735

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

For Ministers, New York provides a pay rate that is 44 percent greater than the national average. Ministers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+38 percent), Dallas (+24 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), and Nashville (+12 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
35%

Experience Affects Minister Salaries

▲16%

▲5%

National Average
$50,000

▼2%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Minister Salaries

Leadership
▲20%

Teaching
▲2%

Public Speaking
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

▼2%


Team Leadership
▼5%

People Management
▼23%

Event Planning
▼23%

Preaching
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 48%