It can be a really good "gig" - I know a lot of drummers that I just assumed were religious that turns out had to audition and got the gig and had absolutely nothing to do with the church.I had no idea churches paid. I figured all were dedicated parishioners. How naive am I.
My best guess would be 75 dollars per hour for a good drummer and 200 an hour for a pro.I play drums for a church that's televised and I'm in a position to renegotiate my pay. One Wednesday rehearsal and two services on Sunday (one of which is live on local TV and online).
Curious what you think would be a fair amount.
The vast majority of egos I've had to deal with over the years are other church musicians and singers, not necessarily the leader (well, maybe just one). So many do it to be seen. I've worked with some terrific people in the church, and many of them I love dearly; however, right now I just can't deal.Same here. It lost a lot of joy once worship leaders inflated their egos.