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Working As A Missionary

  • $80,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Missionary does

  • Assisted in translation for large groups.
  • Trained new missionaries * Served as Sister-Training Leader
  • Traveled abroad to Bogota, Colombia on multiple humanitarian trips Provided resources and support to local businesses
  • Provided humanitarian aid service to anyone in need.
  • Zone Leader (3 Months) Managed team of 4 Leaders.
  • Work developed in Brazil, Portugal, Colombia, El Salvador and Guatemala.
  • Studied Mandarin language for 2 Semesters.
  • Completed the Discipleship Training School.
  • Served in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
  • Led a men's small group.
  • Videotaped and streamed live church services.
  • Developed and presented lesson plans for adults.
  • Learned and spoke the Spanish language.
  • Trained and mentored new missionaries.
  • Served Full Time LDS mission for 2 years.
  • Learned Spanish, Taught door-to-door lessons, Relationship Building, Service Projects, Networking
  • Served in leadership positions and assisted in mission logistics planning.
  • Worked 10-12 hour days for 18 months.
  • Supported the staff with street evangelism
  • Interacted with students and families from many different countries.

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Average Length of Employment
Church Worker 3.5 years
Sacristan 3.1 years
Missionary 3.0 years
Mission Worker 2.3 years
Top Careers Before Missionary
Cashier 13.1%
Volunteer 11.1%
Internship 9.9%
Teacher 6.4%
Server 3.5%
Assistant 3.5%
Pastor 2.7%
Manager 2.6%
Nanny 2.6%
Tutor 2.5%
Top Careers After Missionary
Internship 11.2%
Volunteer 9.8%
Cashier 8.0%
Teacher 6.4%
Pastor 3.5%
Server 3.4%
Manager 3.3%
Assistant 3.2%
Tutor 2.9%
Nanny 2.8%

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Average Yearly Salary
$80,000
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$37,000
Min 10%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$171,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Hebron Church
Highest Paying City
Houston, TX
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a Missionary make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Missionary in the United States is $80,139 per year or $39 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $37,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $171,000.

Real Missionary Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Missionary Coordinator Church On The Rock Katy Inc. Houston, TX Sep 16, 2016 $51,459
Missionary Pastor The Grace Korean Presbeterian Church NY Feb 24, 2010 $41,740
Christian Missionary Sam-CMWM International T/A The Cross Mission Parkesburg, PA Apr 17, 2015 $38,418
Campus Ministry Missionary Ambassadors for Christ, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Sep 03, 2013 $35,000
Missionary Seoul Presbyterian Church of New York NY Feb 15, 2008 $32,724
Missionary Mok Yang Korean Methodist Church of N.J. Belleville, NJ Feb 01, 2010 $32,328
Missionary All Nations Church CA Apr 28, 2015 $32,302
Missionary The Least People's Church Anaheim, CA Apr 04, 2008 $27,861
Missionary Harvest Preparation International Ministries Sarasota, FL Oct 06, 2008 $24,397
Missionary South Bay Evangelical Mission Church Lomita, CA Mar 23, 2011 $24,042
Missionary South Bay Evangelical Mission Church Lomita, CA May 11, 2009 $24,042
Missionary Church Beside Still Waters Los Angeles, CA Jun 03, 2010 $21,580
Missionary Holy Gate Evangelical Church La Crescenta-Montrose, CA Mar 17, 2010 $20,661

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Top Skills for A Missionary

  1. Spanish Language
  2. Bible
  3. Jesus Christ
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed international relational skills in addition to fluency in the Spanish language.
  • Experience includes, running a bible camp for children, caring for at risk children and adults, feeding the impoverished.
  • Served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Amazon Rain forest of Brazil.
  • Manage the development of a library/community outreach facility in an outlying area of the community.
  • Served as a full-time volunteer proselyting missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Portland OR area.

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Top 10 Best States for Missionaries

  1. Nevada
  2. Alaska
  3. North Dakota
  4. Washington
  5. Texas
  6. Connecticut
  7. Oregon
  8. District of Columbia
  9. Wisconsin
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Missionary Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 11,998 Missionary resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Missionary Demographics

Gender

Male

57.4%

Female

32.3%

Unknown

10.3%
Ethnicity

White

67.8%

Hispanic or Latino

13.3%

Black or African American

8.3%

Asian

7.1%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

63.0%

Portuguese

7.4%

French

4.9%

Chinese

3.7%

Russian

3.6%

Mandarin

3.4%

German

2.7%

Japanese

2.2%

Korean

2.1%

Italian

1.7%

Arabic

1.1%

Tagalog

0.9%

Swahili

0.6%

Cantonese

0.6%

Thai

0.5%

Romanian

0.4%

Filipino

0.4%

Hmong

0.3%

Dutch

0.3%

Hebrew

0.3%
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Missionary Education

Schools

Brigham Young University

31.6%

Utah Valley University

12.3%

Brigham Young University - Idaho

11.2%

Utah State University

8.6%

University of Utah

6.9%

Weber State University

4.0%

Salt Lake Community College

3.8%

Liberty University

3.3%

Arizona State University

2.5%

LDS Business College

2.4%

University of Phoenix

2.1%

Dixie State university

2.0%

Southern Utah University

1.8%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

1.3%

Snow College

1.2%

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

1.1%

Idaho State University

1.0%

Southern Virginia University

1.0%

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

0.9%

Brigham Young University - Hawaii

0.9%
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Majors

Business

17.4%

Theology

12.3%

Psychology

8.3%

Communication

5.8%

Nursing

5.5%

Accounting

5.0%

General Studies

4.7%

Education

4.3%

Social Work

3.9%

Biology

3.5%

Biblical Studies

3.3%

Kinesiology

3.2%

English

3.2%

Computer Science

3.0%

Elementary Education

2.9%

Criminal Justice

2.9%

Finance

2.7%

Political Science

2.7%

Mechanical Engineering

2.7%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.8%

Other

26.4%

Masters

15.0%

Associate

8.2%

Doctorate

2.8%

Certificate

2.7%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.2%
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