Entry-Level Pastor Salary

An Entry-Level Pastor earns an average salary of $39,680 per year.

$19,353 - $61,560
$19K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,135
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90%

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$10.21 - $39.15
$10
$19
$39
MEDIAN: $18.89
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$0$61K
Salary $19,353 - $61,560
Bonus $590 - $22,000
Profit Sharing $5,200
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,555 - $61,949
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 460
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $10.21 - $39.15
Overtime $24.25
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $590 - $22,000
Profit Sharing $5,200
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,555 - $61,949
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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Pastor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Pastor in Childersburg:
"Love the people, love God."
Build relationships that are based on love and integrity.

Pastor in Buffalo:
"Balance and time management a a must."
Know your limit. Utilize job descriptions and accountability. Proper rest is important.

Pastor in Palm Desert:
"You must be well-grounded!"
If you're called (by God and by a congregation) to serve as a pastor, not only are a deep biblical understanding and a love of helping people important, it is also crucial for your sense of identity and worth to stem directly from faith in a God who loves you and the world unconditionally. You'll be called upon to nurture and to challenge -- and your people will challenge you as well. Only a rock-solid faith can keep you focused on the vision for the congregation.

Pastor in San Antonio:
"Know before you go."
If you can do something else, do it!

Pastor in Lisbon:
"Go called."
Stay true to God stay true to the Bible love your people the hardest best job in the world.

Pastor in Otis:
"Good preaching."
Visitation is a priority; Prepare well for preaching and bible study teaching.

Pastor in Irvine:
"A Pastor? It's not for the weak!"
Sturdy! Sturdy of heart, character, patience, faith. Sturdy emotionally , physically and spiritually. The demands are heavy at times, draining too, and still rewarding. It's not for the weak . You must love and enjoy people. Be able to teach and preach. And most of all be a servant to your flock. Skills: able to counsel and encourage, Teach and lead groups. Preach. Perform services: weddings and funerals. Keep confidentiality. Know the law for reporting child abuse, etc.

Key Stats for Pastor

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
32%

Skills That Affect Pastor Salaries

Counseling
▲1%

Public Speaking
▼0%

Team Leadership
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Leadership
▼1%

Worship Planning and Leading
▼4%

Administration
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 46%