What is the average pay for a senior pastor these days?
Well, of course, it depends… on your experience, the size of your church, and what sex you are.
According to the 2012-2013 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff (which surveyed about 4,600 churches and 8,000 church positions), the average senior pastor overall makes…
[drum roll please]…
That’s up from last year’s average salary of $80,745.
Another interesting finding is that women church employees (senior pastor or otherwise) make on average 28% LESS than men across all paid positions in the church.
QUESTION: Regardless of your position on women in ministry (at least in Senior roles), is it OK for women working in vocational ministry to make 28% less then their male counterparts?
Why or why not?
Take a look at your personnel expenses… Do you pay your women staff members less then your male staff members in equal or near equal positions?
Let us know your thoughts below…