Pastor salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 9,576 income tax records
Average salary by age
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The average total salary for a Pastor is $38,500 per year. This is based on data from 9,576 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Pastor and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Pastor salary can vary between $18,500 to $77,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Pastor salary by location

Pastor salary by company

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Gateway Church, Tarrant County, TX
12 income tax records
$42K – $74K
Bethel Church Of Redding, Shasta County, CA
14 income tax records
$18K – $60K
Second Baptist Church, Harris County, TX
11 income tax records
$31K – $95K
East Valley Bible Church In, Maricopa County, AZ
11 income tax records
$26K – $53K
Christs Church Of The Valley I, Maricopa County, AZ
13 income tax records
$16K – $61K

Pastor demographics in United States

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11% are single
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89% are married
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69% have kids
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69% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Pastors in United States

9,576 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a pastor in the United States is $38,500 per year. Pastor salaries in the United States can vary between $18,500 to $77,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 9,576 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as pastor.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for pastors in the United States: Gateway Church ($62,000 a year), Bethel Church of Redding ($50,000 a year), and Second Baptist Church ($49,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for pastors in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($47,000 a year), Birmingham Metro Area, AL ($46,000 a year), and Nashville Metro Area, TN ($45,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.