Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Associate Pastor is $49,251
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 $41,615 based on 38 salaries. An early career Associate Pastor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,246 based on 266 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Associate Pastors Do?
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.
The associate pastor helps prepare worship services with the senior pastor. They usually fill a liaison role to lay liturgy …Read more
- 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.