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2021 Pastoral Salary Report

How Much Does Region Impact A Pastor's Salary?

Find out where the best-paid pastors live and how your region ranks.
How Much Does Region Impact A Pastor's Salary?

Moving to a new church is hard. Relocating to another state or region is even harder. Aside from the logistical hurdles of picking out neighborhoods and school districts, as well as the hassle of fitting all your worldly possessions in a truck (or two), pastors also need to negotiate a salary.

You might assume that pastors are paid roughly the same across the country. Unfortunately, ChurchSalary’s 2021 Pastoral Salary Report does not support that conclusion.

Introduction

As part of ChurchSalary’s 2021 Pastoral Salary Report, we have compiled regional maps and charts which detail how salary varies across the United States for seven major pastoral positions:

These regional charts, available to ChurchSalary members, are ...

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