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About the Survey

Are you employed by the church?

Help us help you! Participate in the National Church Compensation Survey. When you participate in the survey, you help yourself and churches throughout America set fair compensation for pastors and staff.

Based on national survey results, the Church Law & Tax team of Christianity Today works to create compensation profiles classified by part-time, full-time, church size, income budget, and geographical setting. Each position's compensation levels are presented based on personnel characteristics including: years employed, denomination, region, gender, and educational training.

In addition, compensation profiles are broken down by categories so you can easily determine:

  • Base salary
  • Retirement
  • Health insurance
  • Housing allowance & parsonage
  • Life insurance
  • Continuing education

All responses will be treated anonymously and in absolute confidence. The data you share will be used in combination with other responses to create the 2018 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff.

As our thank you for your time investment, you’ll be invited to select one of three free gifts:

  • PDF download of 20 Finance Questions Churches Ask
  • 6-month subscription to Christianity Today
  • PDF download of Stewardship: Living a Life that Counts Bible study

Thank you for being willing to take our survey!

The Editors of Church Law & Tax