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Become A Pastor

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Working As A Pastor

  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $27,701

    Average Salary

What Does A Pastor Do

A Pastor is responsible for providing religious services and performing all daily operations of a church or other organization. They ensure that the systems, practices, and policies of the organization effectively support its ministry activities.

Pastor Career Paths

Professor Associate Pastor
Adult Ministries Director
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Night Auditor Front Desk Supervisor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Pastor Adjunct Professor Senior Project Manager
Associate Director
8 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Faculty Chairperson
Board Of Directors Member
8 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Associate Director Director Of Admissions
Campus Director
7 Yearsyrs
Chaplain Resident Chaplain
Career Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Operations Manager Assistant Director
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Adult Ministries Director Ministry Assistant
Children's Ministries Director
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Pastor Chief Executive Officer Property Manager
Communications Director
7 Yearsyrs
Executive Office Manager Marketing Director
Development Director
9 Yearsyrs
Executive General Manager Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Technician Specialist Case Manager Outreach Coordinator
Director Of Outreach
6 Yearsyrs
Bus Driver Driver Instructor
Education Director
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Technician Specialist Program Manager Engagement Manager
Engagement Director
10 Yearsyrs
Bus Driver Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician
Facilities Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Instructor Assistant Director
Interim Director
10 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Senior Project Manager Program Director
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Chaplain Adjunct Professor Instructional Designer
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Chaplain Career Coordinator Program Manager
Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
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Pastor Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Greek

  • Hebrew

  • Portuguese

  • Italian

  • Korean

  • Dakota

  • Russian

  • Mandarin

  • Chinese

  • Arabic

  • Turkish

  • Cantonese

  • Japanese

  • Hmong

  • Ukrainian

  • Malay

  • Aramaic

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Real Pastor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Pastor Wave Church Wilson, NC Jul 01, 2015 $85,000
Pastor Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church Livonia, MI Oct 15, 2015 $77,428
Pastor of Education Agape Church, Inc. Little Rock, AR Sep 18, 2015 $72,114
Pastor of Education Agape Church Little Rock, AR Apr 21, 2015 $72,114
Pastor One Harbor Church Morehead City, NC Sep 30, 2016 $67,000
Pastor Chesapeake Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists Fulton, MD Jan 09, 2016 $65,544
Interim Pastor First Baptist Church of Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie, NY Aug 15, 2016 $64,405
Education Pastor Full Gospel San Francisco Church San Francisco, CA Mar 02, 2016 $62,920
Pastor The Philippian Church Oakland, CA Nov 21, 2016 $62,317
Pastor Central California Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists Watsonville, CA Jul 14, 2016 $58,104
Education Pastor Korean Central Presbyterian Church of Greater Clev Brecksville, OH Jul 19, 2016 $57,750
Pastor Nevada-Utah Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist Church Las Vegas, NV Apr 01, 2015 $56,200
Pastor Imaginenations Church Yuma, Inc. Yuma, AZ Dec 30, 2016 $55,060
Pastor Imaginenations Church Yuma, Inc. Yuma, AZ Aug 15, 2016 $55,060
Pastor Korean Mission Church of Oregon Portland, OR Nov 18, 2015 $39,000
Pastor Build Up Church Lansdale, PA Feb 02, 2015 $38,418
Pastor Houston Church for The Lord, Inc. Webster, TX Aug 20, 2015 $38,314
Pastor Diocese of Raleigh Raleigh, NC May 03, 2016 $38,272
Pastor (Priest) Diocese of Raleigh Raleigh, NC Jun 23, 2016 $38,272
Pastor Iglesia Cristiana Emmanuel, Inc. Allentown, PA Oct 02, 2016 $38,210
Pastor Fresno True Light Korean Church Fresno, CA Jul 08, 2015 $38,106
Pastor Ban Suk Church Corporation Buena Park, CA Aug 07, 2015 $38,022
Pastor World Compassion Outreach Ministriesint'l Plainfield, NJ May 04, 2015 $34,000
Pastor World Mission Church Philadelphia, PA Oct 13, 2016 $33,883
Pastor Diocese of Raleigh Pinehurst, NC Feb 17, 2016 $33,765
Pastor Diocese of Raleigh Snow Hill, NC Jan 04, 2016 $33,765
Pastor Diocese of Raleigh Pinehurst, NC Jan 02, 2016 $33,765
Education Pastor Antioch Korean Baptist Church Park Ridge, IL Sep 20, 2016 $33,758
Pastor Blessed Church Memphis, TN Aug 22, 2016 $33,592
Pastor Canyon Korean Baptist Church Amarillo, TX Jan 01, 2016 $33,592

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Top Skills for A Pastor


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Top Pastor Skills

  1. Youth Ministry
  2. Bible Study
  3. Community Outreach
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Partnered with Student Pastor to identify and develop teams of student leads in all areas of youth ministry.
  • Conducted Bible study and prayer sessions twice a week.
  • Provided counseling and guidance for new and returning members, facilitating their active involvement in community outreach and service projects.
  • Responded to church member emergency needs (calls, hospital visits, funeral services).
  • Accomplished small groups pastor and team builder who has a passion for organizational health within the local church.

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