Average Entry-Level Pastor Salary

$39,811
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$2,056
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Pastor is $39,811.
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$21k
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$40k
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$61k
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$507 - $20k
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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 Worship Planning and Leading are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership, Counseling, Public Speaking and Leadership.

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 $43,767 based on 587 salaries. A mid-career Pastor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,696 based on 733 salaries. An experienced Pastor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,154 based on 1,296 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $53,409.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,901 survey responses.
Early Career
15.0%
Mid Career
18.8%
Experienced
33.2%
Late Career
32.9%