How much does a Pastor make?

Updated Jun 19, 2021

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$52,389 /yr
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410 salaries

$33K

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$52K

Average

$83K

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The national average salary for a Pastor is $52,389 in United States. Filter by location to see Pastor salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 410 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Pastor employees.

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$53,290

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$73,981

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$52,746

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Life.Church
4.9

Life.Church

Pastor

$52,533

 /yr
Range: $28K - $85K
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$28K

$85K

$28,242 - $85,235 Range

United Methodist Church
4.1

United Methodist Church

Pastor

$48,532

 /yr
Range: $31K - $81K

$31K

$81K

$31,021 - $80,690 Range

Presbyterian Church USA
3.8

Presbyterian Church USA

Pastor

$56,414

 /yr
Range: $51K - $95K

$51K

$95K

$50,902 - $94,697 Range

United Methodist Church
4.1

United Methodist Church

Pastor

$26,005

 /yr
Range: $13K - $40K

$13K

$40K

$13,190 - $40,000 Range

Eagle Brook Church
4.9

Eagle Brook Church

Pastor

$60,620

 /yr
Range: $58K - $76K

$58K

$76K

$57,941 - $76,361 Range

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
3.9

$4K

$128K

$3,893 - $128,219 Range

The Salvation Army
3.4

The Salvation Army

Pastor

$40,948

 /yr
Range: $18K - $48K

$18K

$48K

$17,617 - $48,429 Range

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Seacoast Church
3.8

Seacoast Church

Pastor

$52,221

 /yr
Range: $40K - $62K

$40K

$62K

$40,293 - $61,759 Range

Park Community Church
3

Park Community Church

Pastor

$66,073

 /yr
Range: $43K - $118K

$43K

$118K

$43,440 - $117,534 Range

Chesapeake Conference of SDA
4.3

Chesapeake Conference of SDA

Pastor - Monthly

$5,173

 /mo
Range: $4K - $5K

$4K

$5K

$4,484 - $5,173 Range

Christian Reformed Church
4

Christian Reformed Church

Pastor

$63,000

 /yr
Range: $55K - $73K

$55K

$73K

$55,452 - $73,000 Range

Church of God

Pastor

$58,959

 /yr
Range: $47K - $79K

$47K

$79K

$47,149 - $79,245 Range

New Life Church
4.6

New Life Church

Pastor

$41,571

 /yr
Range: $33K - $50K

$33K

$50K

$33,480 - $50,446 Range

4.2

Pantano Christian Church

Pastor

$51,513

 /yr
Range: $43K - $55K

$43K

$55K

$42,821 - $54,569 Range

United Church of Christ
2.6

United Church of Christ

Pastor

$46,500

 /yr
Range: $27K - $70K

$27K

$70K

$26,665 - $69,907 Range

First United Methodist Church
3.8

First United Methodist Church

Pastor

$50,679

 /yr
Range: $32K - $79K

$32K

$79K

$32,114 - $78,641 Range

Hill Country Bible Church
3.1

Hill Country Bible Church

Pastor

$73,126

 /yr
Range: $60K - $84K

$60K

$84K

$60,493 - $83,682 Range

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
3.4

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Pastor

$66,092

 /yr
Range: $61K - $81K

$61K

$81K

$61,033 - $81,139 Range

Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church

Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church

Pastor

$39,608

 /yr
Range: $32K - $48K

$32K

$48K

$31,973 - $47,873 Range

Shin Kwang Church Of New York

Pastor - Hourly

$32,613

 /hr
Range: $21 - $38K

$21

$38K

$21 - $38,151 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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$72,500
per year
A Missions Pastor in the Las Vegas, NV Area area reported making $72,500 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Las Vegas, NV Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$16,000
per year
A Worship Pastor in the Danville, VA Area area reported making $16,000 per year
Job Highlights
Danville, VA Area area
Part-time
 
201 to 500 employees
$39
hourly
A Hospice Chaplain in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $39 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$58,000
per year
An Operations Pastor in the Oklahoma City, OK Area area reported making $58,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Oklahoma City, OK Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$63,000
per year
A Pastor in the San Antonio, TX Area area reported making $63,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Antonio, TX Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization