Average Pastor Salary at Christian Church

$55,000
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The average salary for a Pastor at Christian Church is $55,000.
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$30k
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$55k
90%
$77k
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$30k - $77k
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$30k - $75k
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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, Bible Church and Community 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 $59,937, respectively. First Baptist Church pays the lowest at around $41,748. Community Church and Baptist Church also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $45,273 and $47,511, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Pastor

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

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 $35,000 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Pastor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Pastor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,198 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,966.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 28 survey responses.
Early Career
21.4%
Mid Career
25.0%
Experienced
25.0%
Late Career
28.6%