The estimated total pay for a Pastor is $73,549 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $68,230 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $5,319 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.
How accurate is this most likely Total Pay range (base + additional) of $57K-$96K/yr?
For a Pastor in United States
Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Pastor in United States. Employers include Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Churchome and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
For Pastor in United States
|1||Evangelical Lutheran Church in America||$68,218|
|3||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints||$65,607|
|4||Eagle Brook Church||$63,603|
|5||Lutheran Church Missouri Synod||$62,276|
|6||Hill Country Bible Church||$62,276|
|7||United Church of Christ||$62,030|
|8||Chesapeake Conference of SDA||$61,687|
|9||Presbyterian Church USA||$61,540|
|10||Saddleback Valley Community Church||$61,469|
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|United Methodist Church Pastor salaries - 90 salaries reported||$55,672/yr|
|Life.Church Pastor salaries - 44 salaries reported||$61,301/yr|
|Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Pastor salaries - 29 salaries reported||$68,218/yr|
|Presbyterian Church USA Pastor salaries - 21 salaries reported||$61,540/yr|
|First Baptist Church Pastor salaries - 15 salaries reported||$56,475/yr|
|Churchome Pastor salaries - 10 salaries reported||$68,139/yr|
|The Salvation Army Pastor salaries - 10 salaries reported||$59,296/yr|
|Eagle Brook Church Pastor salaries - 10 salaries reported||$63,603/yr|
|Pinelake Church Pastor salaries - 10 salaries reported||$58,246/yr|
|First Presbyterian Church Pastor salaries - 8 salaries reported||$60,400/yr|
|Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Pastor salaries - 7 salaries reported||$62,276/yr|
|UMC Pastor salaries - 7 salaries reported||$57,872/yr|
|Church of the Nazarene Pastor salaries - 7 salaries reported||$57,207/yr|
|SelfEmployed.com Pastor salaries - 6 salaries reported||$58,997/yr|
|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pastor salaries - 6 salaries reported||$65,607/yr|
|Assemblies of God Pastor salaries - 6 salaries reported||$57,001/yr|
|Saddleback Valley Community Church Pastor salaries - 6 salaries reported||$61,469/yr|
|Church of God Pastor salaries - 6 salaries reported||$61,421/yr|
|Chesapeake Conference of SDA Pastor salaries - 5 salaries reported||$5,141/mo|
|United Church of Christ Pastor salaries - 5 salaries reported||$62,030/yr|
For a Pastor in United States
The top 5 paying industries for a Pastor in United States are Nonprofit & NGO with a median total pay of $61,540, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $60,400, Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $58,997, Healthcare with a median total pay of $57,872, and Construction, Repair & Maintenance Services with a median total pay of $56,841.
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What is the pay outlook for Education?
Job growth in education remains steady, with modest growth in salaries and greater opportunities for workers with STEM specialization or those with advanced degrees. Opportunities are likely to persist with the projected rise in student enrollment in the coming years. Jobs are often reliant upon state and local budgets with public sector benefits being an attractive feature for many job-seekers.
The average salary for a Pastor is $73,549 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 1416 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Pastor employees in United States.
The highest salary for a Pastor in United States is $96,023 per year.
The lowest salary for a Pastor in United States is $56,546 per year.
If you are thinking of becoming a Pastor or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Pastor.
Working as a pastor can be a deeply fulfilling career. Their pay is similar to the pay of certified nursing assistants (CNA), social workers and mental health counselors. Pastors often receive other perks besides their base salary, including free housing for themselves and their families in proximity to their houses of worship. Since pastors are certified to officiate weddings and baptisms, they can earn extra income by taking on these tasks.
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