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Study Reports Megachurch Leader Salaries

9/16/10

The Christian Post reported on the results of a Leadership Network survey studying current rates of pay for megachurch leaders. The report cited lead pastor salaries as high as $400,000 to as low as $40,000, averaging right around $147,000. Executive pastors earn approximately $99,000 and worship pastors earn $75,000 in churches with weekend attendance of 2,000 or more. Youth pastors earn $54,000 and technology leaders earn $58,000. Of the 253 megachurches responding to the survey, 83% of them grew in attendance during last year. The typical responding church had a budget of over $5 million with more than 50 full-time staff members.

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