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Average Worship Pastor Salary

$45,031
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$720
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The average salary for a Worship Pastor is $45,031.
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$26k
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$45k
90%
$70k
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What Do Worship Pastors Do?

Worship Pastor Tasks
  • Conduct worship ceremonies and give sermons.
  • Teach through precept and by example.
  • Promote the Church and its mission through spiritual leadership and as-needed consultation.
  • Conduct weddings, funerals, and other services.

Job Satisfaction for Worship Pastor

4.2 out of 5
(308)
Highly Satisfied
18Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Worship Pastor are from the companies Baptist Church, First Baptist Church and Christian Church. Reported salaries are highest at First Baptist where the average pay is $68,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include First Baptist Church and Calvary Chapel, earning around $63,918 and $50,000, respectively. Baptist Church pays the lowest at around $40,588. Christian Church and Crossroads Church also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $41,947 and $45,604, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Worship Pastors?

Skills in Team Leadership, Leadership and Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Scheduling and Worship Planning and Leading.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Worship Pastors?

An entry-level Worship Pastor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,834 based on 26 salaries. An early career Worship Pastor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,134 based on 345 salaries. A mid-career Worship Pastor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,812 based on 475 salaries. An experienced Worship Pastor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,011 based on 538 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,302.
Employees with Worship Pastor in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 85.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (44.0% more) and Charlotte, North Carolina (12.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (9.5% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (1.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,631 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.6%
Early Career
21.2%
Mid Career
29.1%
Experienced
33.0%
Late Career
15.1%