Associate Pastor Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Associate Pastor is $42,569 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 Salary (?
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$25,551 - $61,799
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MEDIAN: $42,569
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Associate Pastor Salary (?
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$7.94 - $20.65
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,551 - $61,799  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,069  
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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$25,375 - $61,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,013
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.94 - $20.65  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,069  
   
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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$25,375 - $61,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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 Difference By Location

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$42,000
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Associate Pastor Reviews

What is it like working as an Associate Pastor?
Associate Pastor in North Little Rock:
"Confessions Of A Part-Time Local Pastor."
Pros: Interaction with people, nurturing, encouraging, preaching the Good News.
Cons: Lack of support. Lowest paid person in church.

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Experience Affects Associate Pastor Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Associate Pastor Salaries

Counseling
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Administration
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National Average
$42,000
Worship Planning and Leading
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 29%