The average salary for an Associate Pastor is $42,031 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Associate Pastor Total Pay (?
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$25,381 - $61,331
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MEDIAN: $42,031
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Associate Pastor Total Pay (?
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$7.89 - $20.24
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,381 - $61,331  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,055  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $4,422  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,223 - $61,713  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,232
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.89 - $20.24  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,055  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $4,422  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,223 - $61,713  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,232
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Job Description for Associate Pastor
An associate pastor works alongside an executive or senior pastor in larger congregations. The associate pastor typically must be an ordained minister within the denomination or faith of the church. That ordination normally requires at least a bachelor’s degree, but sometimes also requires post-graduate work in divinity studies from an accredited school or bible colleges.
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Associate Pastor Tasks
  • Assist in leading worship ceremonies.
  • Foster a culture of life-long disciple creation.
  • Develop, guide, and manage small group leaders.
  • Offer and provide general pastoral support.
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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Pastor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$42,000
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Experience Affects Associate Pastor Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Associate Pastor Salaries

Counseling
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National Average
$42,000
Worship Planning and Leading
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Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 29%
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