Senior Pastor Salary

A Senior Pastor earns an average salary of $57,385 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Senior Pastor and Preaching.

$29,724 - $93,782
$30K
$57K
$94K
MEDIAN: $57,258
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50%
90%

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$12.26 - $47.12
$12
$21
$47
MEDIAN: $21.49
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$0$94K
Salary $29,724 - $93,782
Bonus $485 - $16,245
Profit Sharing $5,207
Commission $19,938
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,928 - $94,775
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,640
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $12.26 - $47.12
Overtime $28.73
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $485 - $16,245
Commission $19,938
Profit Sharing $5,207
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,928 - $94,775
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

Job Description for Senior Pastor

The senior pastor of a church is responsible for providing spiritual leadership and pastoral care to the members of his or her church. They serve as the chief administrator, overseeing all administrative functions for the church.

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Senior Pastor Tasks

  • Serve as the spiritual leader of the Church and foster leadership within the congregation.
  • Build relationships within the Church and the general community.
  • Provide a strong Church pastoral presence through teaching, pastoral guidance, and ministerial duties.
  • Develop areas for strategic growth and to strengthen key ministry areas.

Senior Pastor Pay By Employer

$0$136K

Baptist Church
103 profiles
$56,959

Christian Church
28 profiles
$59,413

$67,407

Bible Church
14 profiles
$63,220

$70,996

Community Church
12 profiles
$50,753

Assembly of God
12 profiles
$50,028

Church of Christ
10 profiles
$55,500

Church of God
10 profiles
$55,495

$46,000

Common Career Paths for Senior Pastor


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Senior Pastor Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Pastor

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Pastor

Pay by Experience for a Senior Pastor has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Pastor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 266 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Pastor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 471 salaries. An experienced Senior Pastor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 879 salaries. A Senior Pastor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 829 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,670

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Senior Pastor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Pastor?

Senior Pastor in Minneapolis:
"It is extremely time consuming and stressful but a blessing."
Pros: Leading team, preaching, teaching, consulting and watching lives being transformed in the name of Jesus.
Cons: Stress, cultural baggage, unhealthy expectations, and people's false sense of entitlement.

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Key Stats for Senior Pastor

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 458 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
44%

Experience Affects Senior Pastor Salaries

▲12%

▼0%

National Average
$58,000

▼9%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Pastor Salaries

Senior Pastor
▲21%

▲13%




Public Speaking
▼0%

Worship Planning and Leading
▼0%

People Management
▼0%

National Average
$58,000

▼1%

Strategic Planning
▼1%

▼4%

Teaching
▼4%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 458 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 38%