2,020 Pastor jobs in United States

  • Maranatha Church
    Lead Pastor
    Hagerstown, MD
    $65K - $75K (Employer est.)
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  • Church of Christ Uniting
    Ordained Presbyterian Pastor
    Richfield Springs, NY
    $46K - $51K (Employer est.)
    Easy Apply
  • First Armenian Church
    Senior Pastor
    Belmont, MA
    $59K - $99K (Employer est.)
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  • Leroy Community Chapel
    Associate Pastor
    Painesville, OH
    $45K - $55K (Employer est.)
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  • Good News Fellowship Church
    Associate Pastor
    Ferndale, WA
    $45K - $54K (Employer est.)
    Easy Apply
  • New Community Bible Fellowship5 ★
    Student Pastor
    Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Easy Apply
  • Korean Presbyterian Church of Columbus
    ESM Pastor, KPCC
    Lewis Center, OH
    $35K - $50K (Employer est.)
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  • The Way Church Sutherlin
    Sutherlin, OR
    $28K (Employer est.)
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  • Lighthouse Christian Center
    Executive Pastor
    Puyallup, WA
    $65K - $80K (Employer est.)
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    Real Life Church3.4 ★
    Next Gen Pastor
    New Albany, MS
    $20K - $24K (Employer est.)
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  • Steubenville Baptist Church
    Family Life Pastor (Children and Youth)
    Monticello, KY
    Easy Apply
  • Double Oak Community Church, Chelsea Campus
    Executive Pastor
    Chelsea, AL
    $80K - $95K (Employer est.)
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  • Vineyard Community Church
    Children's Pastor
    Overland Park, KS
    $45K - $52K (Employer est.)
    Easy Apply
  • Grace Ann Arbor West
    Worship Pastor
    Ann Arbor, MI
    $13K - $25K (Employer est.)
    Easy Apply
  • Lancaster Search Logo
    Lancaster Search
    Fellowship Bible Church (Castleton, VT) Pastor
    Castleton, VT
    $75K (Employer est.)
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  • Byrd Chapel
    Kents Store, VA
    $32K (Employer est.)
    Easy Apply
  • Connect Church
    Campus Pastor (1) Full Time, (1) Part Time
    Ashland, MA
    $60K (Employer est.)
    Easy Apply
  • Warsaw Community Church
    High School Student Pastor
    Warsaw, IN
    $39K - $44K (Employer est.)
    Easy Apply
  • Adoray Home Health and Hospice Logo
    Adoray Home Health and Hospice4.1 ★
    Spiritual Counselor
    Baldwin, WI
    $49K - $76K (Glassdoor est.)
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  • Hospice of Humboldt Logo
    Hospice of Humboldt4.3 ★
    Chaplain - Hospice
    Eureka, CA
    $25.68 - $31.38 Per Hour (Employer est.)
    Easy Apply

    Job Outlook for Pastor

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    Pastors provide religious leadership to Christian communities. They use religious tradition to address questions pertaining to life, death, illness and birth. They often work for specific churches, but they can also be employed by other organizations including schools and prisons. Demand for pastors is steady, as fewer Americans are religiously affiliated but there is also less competition for open positions as fewer Americans chose to attend divinity school. Prospective pastors are generally required to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as divinity or religious studies. Many also attend divinity school to earn a master’s degree.

    Frequently asked questions

    When you're a pastor, it's not just about finding a parish — it's about finding the right parish. Whether you want to advance your pastoral career with a children's pastor position or you're looking for a head pastor position, use the filters on Glassdoor to narrow it down.

    When you're just starting, some of the most popular job titles for aspiring pastors include youth pastor, worship pastor, or ministry intern. For those in the middle of their career path, an associate pastor, outreach pastor, or director of discipleship job might be a good fit. If you're at the top of your game, a senior pastor or lead pastor role could be the right challenge for you.

    As you research positions, prepare by reviewing the most frequently asked questions posed to aspiring pastors during their interviews.

    Whether you are just starting on your journey or you've been in the game for decades, it's important that you receive a salary that reflects your experience. Here are some tips on getting a salary that reflects your worth:

    1. During your research, be sure to take a look at what others in your area are making. Pastor salaries vary from state to state, and even region to region, so be sure to stay up-to-date on local salary expectations for a pastor of your experience level.
    2. Speaking of experience, be sure to take a look at where you are on your career path so you can better gauge what type of position and salary will suit your experience and education. Your practical, educational, and life experience should always be taken into account during salary negotiations.
    3. Lastly, as you are comparing these details, be sure to make a detailed list of your qualifications, special skills, and even anecdotes that relate to your experience. This will help you prepare for your interview and show your value to your interviewer and your future church board.

    While quality financial compensation is important, many churches also offer their pastors benefits packages. Sometimes, these packages help offset a lower salary. However, larger, well-established churches can often offer a pastor both a high salary and a quality benefits package. Some of the most common benefits for pastors include:

    • Living space (house, apartment, etc.)
    • A vehicle
    • Paid utilities
    • Partial or total education reimbursement/scholarships
    • Healthcare
    • Dental
    • Maternity leave
    • 401k or retirement planning

    Every church offers different benefits packages. Be sure to talk with your interviewer about the benefits afforded to you by your contract.

    People who searched for pastor jobs in United States also searched for hospice chaplain, hospital chaplain, worship leader, bible teacher, university chaplain, staff chaplain. If you're getting few results, try a more general search term. If you're getting irrelevant result, try a more narrow and specific term.
    There are open pastor jobs in several cities near United States including San Antonio, TX, Washington, DC, Houston, TX, Chicago, IL, Nashville, TN, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Saint Louis, MO, Tampa, FL, Philadelphia, PA
    The top companies hiring now for pastor jobs in United States are New Community Bible Fellowship, Real Life Church, Lancaster Search, Adoray Home Health and Hospice, Hospice of Humboldt
    Maranatha Church
    Lead Pastor
    Hagerstown, MD