The average salary for a Senior Pastor at Baptist Church is $56,247.
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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. 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 co…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Pastor
The top respondents for the job title Senior Pastor are from the companies Christian Church, First Baptist Church and Community Church. Reported salaries are highest at Presbyterian Church where the average pay is $76,212. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Christian Church and Bible Church, earning around $67,117 and $65,000, respectively. Assembly of God pays the lowest at around $54,600. First Baptist Church and Community Church also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $57,971 and $62,461, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Senior Pastor
Worship Planning and Leading
Skills in Leadership, Counseling, Public Speaking, Worship Planning and Leading and Administration are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Pastor
An early career Senior Pastor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,000 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Senior Pastor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,475 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Senior Pastor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,463 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,042.
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