The average salary for a Pastor at Presbyterian Church is $62,315.
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Job Description for Pastor
A pastor leads a congregation at a Christian church in prayer, song, and general spiritual guidance. In many modern Christian sects, pastoral duties are reserved for men. While the exact requirements for pastors vary depending on their sect, the pastor leads the routine worship services, in which Christians gather in prayer and listen to sermons. A pastor must have strong writing and speaking skills to create and deliver speeches emphasizing the importance of faith in the lives of the congregati…Read more
- 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Pastor
The top respondents for the job title Pastor are from the companies Baptist Church, Christian Church and Bible Church. Reported salaries are highest at Church of Christ where the average pay is $61,042. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bible Church and Lutheran Church, earning around $59,937 and $57,484, respectively. First Baptist Church pays the lowest at around $43,229. Community Church and Baptist Church also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $45,273 and $46,570, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Pastor
Worship Planning and Leading
Skills in Public Speaking, Leadership 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 $51,750 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Pastor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,381 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Pastor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,678 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $93,001.
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