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Average Associate Pastor Salary

$47,912
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$983
Bonus
$10,000
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The average salary for an Associate Pastor is $47,912.
10%
$31k
MEDIAN
$48k
90%
$68k
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What Do Associate Pastors Do?

Associate Pastor Tasks
  • Develop, guide, and manage small group leaders.
  • Offer and provide general pastoral support.
  • Assist in leading worship ceremonies.
  • Foster a culture of life-long disciple creation.

Job Satisfaction for Associate Pastor

4.2 out of 5
(171)
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The top respondents for the job title Associate Pastor are from the companies Baptist Church, Christian Church and Cornerstone Church. Reported salaries are highest at Cornerstone Church where the average pay is $60,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include First Baptist Church and First Baptist, earning around $56,460 and $51,415, respectively. Christian Church pays the lowest at around $44,500. Baptist Church and Evangelical Free Church also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $45,100 and $48,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Associate Pastors?

Skills in Team Leadership and Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Administration, Leadership and Public Speaking.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Associate Pastors?

An entry-level Associate Pastor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,717 based on 39 salaries. An early career Associate Pastor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,819 based on 283 salaries. A mid-career Associate Pastor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,020 based on 328 salaries. An experienced Associate Pastor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,631 based on 326 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $55,214.
Employees with Associate Pastor in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 29.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Charlotte, North Carolina (24.5% more) and Dallas, Texas (17.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (2.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,127 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.5%
Early Career
25.1%
Mid Career
29.1%
Experienced
28.9%
Late Career
13.4%