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Pastor Statistics By Gender

Among Pastors, 12.9% of them are women compared to 87.1% which are men.

  • Male, 87.1%
  • Female, 12.9%

Pastors By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male87.1%
Female12.9%

Gender Pay Gap For Pastor

Women Earn 98¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$43,000
female-income
Female Income
$41,931

Pastor Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the Pastor position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Pastor Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201087.13%12.87%
201186.64%13.36%
201285.83%14.17%
201386.44%13.56%
201486.45%13.55%
201585.39%14.61%
201685.79%14.21%
201784.86%15.14%
201886.34%13.66%
201986.03%13.97%

Pastor Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Catholic Priest and Imam have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Director Of Preschool5%95%
Deaconess8%92%
Christian Science Nurse15%85%
Pastor87%13%
Music Pastor93%7%
Imam94%6%
Catholic Priest97%3%

Pastor Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Pastors is White, which makes up 73.0% of all Pastors. Comparatively, there are 10.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 8.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 73.0%
  • Black or African American, 10.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.4%
  • Asian, 6.1%
  • Unknown, 1.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Pastor Race

Pastor RacePercentages
White73.0%
Black or African American10.6%
Hispanic or Latino8.4%
Asian6.1%
Unknown1.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.3%

Pastor Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Pastors.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Pastor Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201076.33%10.24%5.23%6.68%
201173.41%10.50%6.46%7.61%
201274.67%10.52%5.77%6.98%
201374.31%10.93%5.85%7.26%
201473.25%10.31%6.11%8.05%
201573.85%10.88%5.78%7.56%
201672.46%10.93%6.94%7.93%
201772.18%10.00%6.76%8.73%
201873.96%9.72%6.12%8.11%
201972.96%10.59%6.08%8.40%

Pastor Wage Gap By Race

White Pastors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian Pastors have the lowest average salary at $39,015.
$46,000
$44,000
$42,000
$40,000
$38,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$43,198
White$44,039
Black or African American$43,415
Asian$39,015
Hispanic or Latino$42,660

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Average Age of a Pastor

We determined the average age of Pastors based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Pastor Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown49.5
White5355
Black or African American5560
Asian5047.5
Hispanic or Latino4753

Pastor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Pastor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Pastors is 40+ years old, which represents 79% of the population.

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Pastor Age

Pastor YearsPercentages
20-30 years4%
30-40 years17%
40+ years79%

Types of Pastor Degree Levels

The most common degree for Pastors is Bachelor's Degree 51% of Pastors earn that degree. A close second is Master's Degree with 31% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 8%.

  • Bachelors, 51%
  • Masters, 31%
  • Associate, 8%
  • Doctorate, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 6%

Pastors By Education

Pastor DegreePercentages
Bachelors51%
Masters31%
Associate8%
Doctorate4%
Other Degrees6%

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Pastor Wage Gap By Education

Pastors with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $45,302 annually. With a Masters degree, Pastors earn a median annual income of $43,000 compared to $40,709 for Pastors with an Bachelors degree.
$46,000
$45,000
$44,000
$43,000
$42,000
$41,000
$40,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$43,000
Bachelor's Degree$40,709
Doctorate Degree$45,302

Pastor Employment Statistics

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Pastors.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Pastor Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees33%
50 - 100 employees8%
100 - 500 employees31%
500 - 1,000 employees12%
1,000 - 10,000 employees14%
> 10,000 employees2%

Pastor Turnover And Employment Statistics

Pastor Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of Pastors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Pastor Unemployment Rate By Year

YearPastor Unemployment Rate
20101.37%
20111.17%
20121.38%
20131.26%
20140.97%
20150.94%
20160.92%
20170.69%
20180.72%
20190.96%

The Average Number of Years That Pastor Stay in a Job

By looking over 13,272 Pastors resumes, we figured out that the average Pastor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 24%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Pastor Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year7%
1-2 years24%
3-4 years17%
5-7 years20%
8-10 years9%
11+ years23%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Pastors with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to Pastors.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Evaluator8.30%2,586
Prior10.45%1,361
Social Service Coordinator13.09%109,810
Counselor13.47%79,705
General Director16.29%81,666
Clinical Social Worker19.71%146,145
Pastor20.25%

Pastor LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Evaluator8.30%2,586
Prior10.45%1,361
Social Service Coordinator13.09%109,810
Counselor13.47%79,705
General Director16.29%81,666
Clinical Social Worker19.71%146,145

Foreign Languages Spoken By Pastors

The most common foreign language among Pastors is Spanish at 55.3%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 6.9% and German is the third-most popular at 5.7%.

  • Spanish, 55.3%
  • French, 6.9%
  • German, 5.7%
  • Greek, 5.1%
  • Hebrew, 4.5%
  • Other, 22.5%

Pastor Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish55.3%
French6.9%
German5.7%
Greek5.1%
Hebrew4.5%
Other22.5%

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Where Do Pastors Earn The Most?

The map here shows where Pastors earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Pastors Located?

By looking through more than 13,272 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Pastors are IL, Chicago and TX, Houston.

Number of Pastors