Average Entry-Level Minister Salary

$38,000
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$685
Bonus
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Minister is $38,000.
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$24k
10%
$38k
50%
$74k
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MEDIAN $38,000
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Salary
$24k - $74k
Bonus
$0 - $685
Total Pay
$24k - $65k

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Job Description for Minister

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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Popular Skills for Minister

Skills that pay less than market rate include Administration, Counseling and Public Speaking.

Pay by Experience Level for Minister

An early career Minister with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,880 based on 141 salaries. A mid-career Minister with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,294 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Minister with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,694 based on 252 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,234.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 795 survey responses.
Early Career
17.7%
Mid Career
21.6%
Experienced
31.7%
Late Career
28.9%