Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Priest is $49,132
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Priests?
A mid-career Priest with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $80,000 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Priest with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 10 salaries.
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.