Career Options

Careers for Theology Majors

  • Pastor (Senior, Associate, Youth)
  • Relief Worker
  • Community Organizer
  • Missionary
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Counselor
  • Nonprofit Program Administrator
  • Worship Leader
  • Chaplain

Starting Salary1

A theology major’s typical starting salary is $34,500. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $43,977.

Job Titles of People with a theology major

  • Author, Reaching Out without Dumbing Down and A Royal “Waste” of Time
  • Op-Ed Columnist, Washington Post
  • Chief Speechwriter, President George W. Bush
  • Case Manager, Bell Therapy Community Support Program
  • Congressman, 6th District of Maryland
  • Children’s Pastor, Living Way Fellowship
  • Associate Attorney, Patton Boggs, Washington
  • Consultant, Forrester Consulting
  • Resident Director, Salisbury University

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.


  1. Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit
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