Average Pastor Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$51,220
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$5,000
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The average salary for a Pastor in Chicago, Illinois is $51,220.
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$29k
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$51k
90%
$77k
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$29k - $77k
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$4k - $29k
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$35k - $77k
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Job Description for Pastor

Pastor Tasks
  • Conduct worship ceremonies and give sermons.
  • Teach through precept and by example.
  • Promote the Church and its mission through spiritual leadership and as-needed consultation.
  • Conduct weddings, funerals, and other services.

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Popular Skills for Pastor

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

Pay by Experience Level for Pastor

An early career Pastor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,919 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Pastor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,369 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Pastor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,023 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,000.
Employees with Pastor in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 18.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Charlotte, North Carolina (17.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (17.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (3.7% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 32 survey responses.
Early Career
15.6%
Mid Career
25.0%
Experienced
37.5%
Late Career
21.9%