Pastor Salary in the US

$51,450
per year
per month
$4,290
per month
per year
Bonus
$2,200/year
Bonus
$180/month

Pastor - Average Salary

The average salary for a Pastor is $51,450 per year ($4,290 per month), which is $2,040 (-4%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
A Pastor can expect an average starting salary of $27,360. The highest salaries can exceed $87,380.
$27,360
Low
$51,450
Average salary
$87,380
High
$2,280
Low
$4,290
Average salary
$7,280
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$51,900
$103,780
Salary$27,360 - 87,380
Bonus$0 - 16,400
Total Pay$27,360 - 103,780
$0
$4,330
$8,650
Salary$2,280 - 7,280
Bonus$0 - 1,370
Total Pay$2,280 - 8,650

Pastor Salary Range

Low
$27,360
Average salary
$51,450
Senior
$65,380
High
$87,380
Low
$2,280
Average salary
$4,290
Senior
$5,450
High
$7,280
Among Pastors in the U.S., Small Church Pastors and Youth Pastors tend to have lower salaries, while Senior Pastors have higher salaries.

Pastor - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Pastor$56K/year
+8% 
Youth Pastor$49K/year
 -4%
Small Church Pastor$43K/year
 -16%

Pastor - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Pastor with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $35,200 per year. A mid level Pastor with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $42,350, while a Senior Pastor with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $55,320. Pastors with more than 20 years of experience earn $54,840 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Pastor

Senior▲ +8%
Late Career▲ +7%
Average Salary$51,450/year
Mid Level▼ -18%
Entry Level▼ -32%

Gender Breakdown

Female
10%
Male
90%
The salary information presented on this page is based on all Pastor jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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