Average Pastor with Leadership Skills Salary

$50,180
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$2,030
Bonus
$3,750
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The average salary for a Pastor with Leadership skills is $50,180.
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$26k
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$50k
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$78k
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$26k - $78k
Bonus
$491 - $16k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$26k - $79k
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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.
The top respondents for the job title Pastor are from the companies Baptist Church, Christian Church and Bible Church. Reported salaries are highest at Presbyterian Church where the average pay is $65,731. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Lutheran Church and Bible Church, earning around $57,608 and $54,000, respectively. First Baptist Church pays the lowest at around $42,000. First United Methodist Church and Baptist Church also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $42,394 and $47,755, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Pastor

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

Pay by Experience Level for Pastor

An entry-level Pastor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,540 based on 24 salaries. An early career Pastor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,764 based on 254 salaries. A mid-career Pastor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,731 based on 354 salaries. An experienced Pastor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,803 based on 618 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $52,900.
Employees with Pastor in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 26.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (21.0% more) and Houston, Texas (16.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Wichita, Kansas (11.0% less), Orlando, Florida (2.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,847 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.3%
Early Career
13.8%
Mid Career
19.2%
Experienced
33.5%
Late Career
32.3%