$57,608
Avg. Salary
$20.20
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,540

Bonus

$7,600

Profit Sharing

$8,938

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Pastor is $20.20 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Pastor is $57,608 per year.

$10.30
10%
$20.20
50%
$41.34
90%
MEDIAN $20.20
$30k
10%
$58k
50%
$95k
90%
MEDIAN $57,608
$29,986 - $95,295
$30K
$58K
$95K
MEDIAN: $57,608
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50%
90%

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$10.30 - $41.34
$10
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$0$96K
Salary $29,986 - $95,295
Bonus $503 - $14,985
Profit Sharing $1,532 - $29,716
Commission $8,938
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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$30,140 - $96,374
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,744
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $10.30 - $41.34
Overtime $27.50
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $503 - $14,985
Commission $8,938
Profit Sharing $1,532 - $29,716
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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$30,140 - $96,374
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

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$140K

Baptist Church
104 profiles
$54,325

Christian Church
30 profiles
$60,646

$58,796

Bible Church
18 profiles
$64,372

Community Church
16 profiles
$52,041

$72,694

Church of God
13 profiles
$45,432

Assembly of God
11 profiles
$50,050

$49,910

Church of Christ
11 profiles
$60,287

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

22%

15%

15%

12%

-25%

National Average: $58,103

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

Senior Pastor Advice

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

Senior Pastor in Raleigh:
"Wait until you retire before going into ministry."
Have a strong outside support network.

Senior Pastor in Louisville:
"Culture."
Pros: Serving in ministry.
Cons: Stress.

Senior Pastor in North Canton:
"Know what you are getting into...."
While I gave a up a significant income for this calling, I didn't realize how much faster life grows than does your salary. Be prepared to have your wife working full time or develop creative ways to do some business on the side.

Senior Pastor in Phoenix:
"Leadership."
Leadership and people management is more of a part of this job than I ever imagined.

Senior Pastor in Austin:
"Buisness Management."
In the 21st Century a pastor must also possess buisness sense.

Senior Pastor in Elverson:
"Dealing with people."
Get wise counsel, surround yourself with people holding you accountable.

Senior Pastor in Pensacola:
"How To Negotiate Salary."
Meet with the officials of the church before accepting the position so what is written is understood for both parties.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Senior Pastor

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 563 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
44%

Experience Affects Senior Pastor Salaries

▲11%

National Average
$58,000

▼1%

▼10%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Senior Pastor Salaries

Senior Pastor
▲20%

▲12%




People Management
▼0%

National Average
$58,000

Public Speaking
▼1%

Worship Planning and Leading
▼1%

▼2%

Strategic Planning
▼2%

▼4%

Teaching
▼4%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 563 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
34%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 42%