Average Pastor Salary at Lutheran Church

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The average salary for a Pastor at Lutheran Church is $53,878.
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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 $62,315. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Church of Christ and Bible Church, earning around $61,042 and $57,000, respectively. First Baptist Church pays the lowest at around $41,748. Baptist Church and Community Church also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $47,136 and $47,250, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Pastor

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

Pay by Experience Level for Pastor

An experienced Pastor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,000 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,500.

Years of Experience

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Late Career