Average Worship Pastor Salary

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The average salary for a Worship Pastor is $44,119.
MEDIAN $44,119
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$26k - $69k
$202 - $2k
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$25k - $68k

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Job Description for Worship Pastor

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.
The top respondents for the job title Worship Pastor are from the companies Baptist Church, First Baptist Church and Grace Community Church. Reported salaries are highest at First Baptist Church where the average pay is $60,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Calvary Baptist Church and Calvary Chapel, earning around $49,749 and $48,796, respectively. Community Church pays the lowest at around $30,521. Christian Church and Baptist Church also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $40,452 and $42,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Worship Pastor

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

Pay by Experience Level for Worship Pastor

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 $35,138 based on 78 salaries. An early career Worship Pastor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,885 based on 475 salaries. A mid-career Worship Pastor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,156 based on 601 salaries. An experienced Worship Pastor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,707 based on 533 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,954.
Employees with Worship Pastor in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 41.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (18.7% more) and Houston, Texas (11.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (7.2% less), Atlanta, Georgia (3.7% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (0.7% less).

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