Working as an Associate Minister

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being an associate minister. For example, did you know that they make an average of $19.6 an hour? That's $40,775 a year!

What Does an Associate Minister Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be an associate minister, we found that a lot of resumes listed 25.0% of associate ministers included youth ministry, while 14.8% of resumes included bible, and 6.9% of resumes included community outreach. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

How To Become an Associate Minister

If you're interested in becoming an associate minister, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 35.8% of associate ministers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 40.2% of associate ministers have master's degrees. Even though most associate ministers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become an associate minister. When we researched the most common majors for an associate minister, we found that they most commonly earn master's degree degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on associate minister resumes include doctoral degree degrees or associate degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become an associate minister. In fact, many associate minister jobs require experience in a role such as internship. Meanwhile, many associate ministers also have previous career experience in roles such as chaplain or minister.

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Associate Minister Career Paths

Top Careers Before Associate Minister
Pastor7.6 %
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Top Careers After Associate Minister
Minister15.5 %
Chaplain13.0 %
Pastor12.0 %
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Average Salary for an Associate Minister

Associate Ministers in America make an average salary of $40,775 per year or $20 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $66,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $24,000 per year.
Average Salary
$40,775

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Associate Minister
Associate Minister
Calvary Hill Church of Christ
Calvary Hill Church of Christ
03/23/2013
03/23/2013
$34,80003/23/2013
$34,800
Associate Minister
Associate Minister
Global Community Church
Global Community Church
03/12/2013
03/12/2013
$26,52003/12/2013
$26,520

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Associate Minister Demographics

Gender

Male

72.0 %

Female

22.4 %

Unknown

5.5 %
Ethnicity

White

64.8 %

Black or African American

15.0 %

Hispanic or Latino

10.4 %
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

39.3 %

French

17.9 %

Greek

7.1 %
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Associate Minister Education

Schools

Liberty University

11.1 %

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

7.9 %

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

6.3 %

Virginia Union University

6.3 %
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Majors

Theology

40.4 %

Business

8.1 %

Biblical Studies

6.5 %

Religion

6.0 %
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Degrees

Masters

40.2 %

Bachelors

35.8 %

Doctorate

7.2 %

Associate

6.5 %
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Top Associate Minister Employers

1. Central Christian College of the Bible
3.7
Avg. Salary: 
$38,461
Associate Ministers Hired: 
6+
2. St. Stephen Church
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$38,740
Associate Ministers Hired: 
4+
3. Northside Christian Academy
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$40,970
Associate Ministers Hired: 
3+
4. US Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$53,674
Associate Ministers Hired: 
3+
5. Highland Park United Methodist Church
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$45,630
Associate Ministers Hired: 
2+
6. The Salvation Army
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$34,635
Associate Ministers Hired: 
2+

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Updated October 2, 2020