Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hey Fletch … Do you have any data on salaries for worship pastors or music directors? I’m interested in both full and part time.

DRF—There are a number of sources for salary data: Leadership Network, MinistryPay and Christianity Today have the largest databases. 

While XPastor’s Salary Survey may not be the largest, it is unique. For $49 it is cheap. It has $200 million in salaries and hundreds of churches. What makes it unique is that you can see the top to bottom salaries in each church, for every region. See what the salaries of Senior & Executive Pastors, Worship Pastors, Youth Pastors, Administrative Assistants, Facility Workers and more. See all the major positions in a church.

To answer your question well requires knowing what part of the country you are in, as well as the size of your church. Full-time salaries often range from $50,000 to $95,000 for Worship Pastors, sometimes more. Part-time is generally half of that but without any church-provided benefits. Happy researching!