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Pastor salary in United States

How much does a Pastor make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $48,758
Low $30,066
High $79,071
Non-cash benefit
Health insurance
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The average salary for a pastor is $48,758 per year in the United States. 1k salaries reported, updated at October 1, 2023

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Top companies for Pastors in United States

  1. LifeChurch.tv
    10 reviews20 salaries reported
    $60,542per year
  2. $52,441per year
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Highest paying cities for Pastors near United States

  1. Oklahoma City, OK
    $71,668 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $66,177 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Seattle, WA
    $58,971 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $56,967 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. Edmond, OK
    $56,010 per year
    12 salaries reported
  3. Tulsa, OK
    $55,895 per year
    8 salaries reported
  1. Fort Wayne, IN
    $49,185 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Springfield, MO
    $48,807 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Kansas City, MO
    $46,855 per year
    6 salaries reported
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Where can a Pastor earn more?

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Most common benefits for Pastors

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,011 ratings

59% of Pastors in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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Common questions about salaries for a Pastor

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