Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Senior Pastor is $61,397
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Pastors?
An entry-level Senior Pastor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,813 based on 16 salaries. An early career Senior Pastor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,093 based on 230 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Senior Pastors Do?
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.
Senior pastors preach and teach their congregation. They are responsible for planning all weekly worship services and sermons. They lead the administration of sacraments and conduct weddings, funerals, and baptisms to anyone looking for these services. They provide …Read more
- 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.