Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Priest is $38,974
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Priests?
An early career Priest with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,549 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Priest with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), …Read more
What Do Priests Do?
Catholic priests are usually assigned to a church by the bishop, though some priests also represent religious orders. The priest conducts all of the daily affairs of his church, usually with the assistance of a group of pastoral associates. These associates can include a vicar, a deacon, and lay parishioners, in what is called a “parish council”. These individuals will advise the priest on matters, such as outreach and finances, but the priest has the final say in all affairs. The main …Read more
- Lead religious services and sacraments.
- Provide church leadership and vision.
- Provide spiritual guidance to community members.