$60,213
Avg. Salary
$38.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,000

Bonus

$16,600

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Pastor with Administration skills is $38.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Pastor with Administration skills is $60,213 per year.

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MEDIAN $60,213
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Salary $33,817 - $98,766
Bonus $509 - $27,500
Profit Sharing $16,600
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$34,591 - $100,672
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 441

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.

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Senior Pastor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Senior Pastor

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 41%