Average Experienced Minister Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Minister is $52,694.
MEDIAN $52,694
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$32k - $77k
$102 - $5k
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$31k - $77k

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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 in Worship Planning and Leading are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Leadership, Administration, Counseling and Public Speaking.

Pay by Experience Level for Minister

An entry-level Minister with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,000 based on 51 salaries. An early career Minister with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation 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. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,234.

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Years of Experience

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