How much do you pay your pastor?

Pastor salaryAs I was doing research for one of the books I’m writing, I stumbled across the statistic that the average pastor’s salary in the United States is over…


Wow! Maybe I should get back into pastoral ministry…

Here are two sources which confirm this: and

My questions for you are two:

1. How much does your church pay your pastor? A rough ballpark figure is fine.

2. If the church had an additional $84,000 in their annual budget, would you hire another pastor, or do something else with it in the community?

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