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Want a 6 figure income? Become a megachurch pastor!
« on: September 05, 2012, 04:29:32 am »

The 2012 report looked at salary trends for 209 megachurches (the highest number of participants since Leadership Network began the survey) all of which had a weekend worship attendance of at least 2,000. These surveyed churches are considered "game changer" churches or "pacesetting innovative churches."

Church size was found to be the most influential factor in setting staff salaries. The larger the church, the higher the salary for its leaders. "For each additional 1,000 people in attendance, annual salary increases by roughly $8,000 on average for large church senior pastors," the report stated.

Salaries or total cash compensation for senior pastors ranged from over $80,000 to more than $260,000, though most of the salaries for megachurch pastors were in the $100,000 to $200,000 range.

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