I had a church contact me this morning asking about compensation for staff. They were looking for comparison data for specific positions. It’s a question I get often, so let me share a few resources that may help.
- Leadership Network – Large Church Salary Report
- National Association of Church Business Administration – Ministry Pay Church Salary Survey
- LifeWay – Southern Baptist Convention Compensation Study
If you don’t find the information you need in one of those resources and you need custom solutions for specific roles or specific types of churches, I recommend Vanderbloemen Search Group, one of my strategic partners. They provide custom reports based on the size of your church, your geographic region and the type of your church.
By the way when it comes to compensation, this is my philosophy. I’d rather have fewer quality staff leaders that I compensate well. That’s better than having many staff members who I can’t compensate appropriately. It’s another example of less being more.