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Priest Salary

$56,477 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Priest is $56,477 a year and $27 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Priest is between $41,080 and $69,291. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Priest. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Leads ministries, conducts religious worship, and performs other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination as authorized, and gives spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
  • Leads congregation in worship services.
  • Prepares and delivers sermons and other talks.
  • Interprets doctrine of religion.
  • Instructs people who seek conversion to faith.
  • Conducts wedding and funeral services.
  • Administers religious rites or ordinances.
  • Visits sick and shut-ins, and helps the poor.
  • Counsels those in spiritual need and comforts bereaved.
Priest Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Clergy

Job family population: 49,850

Estimated population of Priest jobs: 15,307

Rate of error: 1.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City...

Priest Job Listings for United States

May 22
Denver, CO, USA
My Wedding Priest LLC
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Dinner Line Cook at Priest Lake Idaho
May 20
Priest Lake, ID, USA
Elkins Resort
Elkins Resort on beautiful Priest Lake is looking to hire one more line cook to our dynamic team. -Competitive wages -AIR CONDITIONING on the line -Housing -TIPS (our servers share) Position includes ...
HVAC/Plumbing, Mechanics, Pipefitters
May 20
Dallas, United States
Lochridge-Priest Inc.
HVAC/Plumbing Lochridge - Priest (Dallas, TX) HVAC/Plumbing, Mechanics, Pipefitters, Installers, Tech, Apprentices, and Pipefitter/Welders. Top pay and full benefits! Lochridge - Priest is a family ...
Priest Point, WA area- Now hiring for School Psychologist job
May 4
Priest Point, United States
A wonderful school district in the Priest Point, WA area is now looking to hire a School Psychologist for the upcoming school year. Job type: * This position is going to be full-time * 35 hours per ...
Plumbers, HVAC Mechanics, Installers, Apprentices, Pipefitters
May 19
Waco, TX, USA
Lochridge Priest
Lochridge Priest is hiring now!! Apply at: Call 254-492-8106
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