Why ChurchSalary?

Churches often struggle to determine pay levels for their pastors and staff. And those in ministry aren't always sure how their pay compares. ChurchSalary features the largest church-specific compensation database available anywhere. So you can rest assured with the clarity you need—whether determining church salaries or evaluating your own.

Salary Calculator

Determine compensation for a position and compare that to others in similar roles

Cost of Living

Learn your location's median income and its cost of living impact

Comparable Jobs

Contrast your compensation with related non-ministry jobs

Employment Profile

Understand the primary influences on a role's compensation

Are you a church leader preparing compensation packages for multiple positions? Or an individual seeking guidance about your own compensation package? ChurchSalary offers everything you need—including expert articles and resources relative to ministry compensation.

How It Works

Select the desired position. Enter your ZIP Code. Answer a few questions about the role. Then access your report. It's that easy!

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Which option is right for me?

Individual Reports

Personalized à la carte compensation reports

This option is right for you if:

  • You want to know if you're paid fairly
  • You're searching for a ministry position or evaluating a job offer
  • You're debating asking for a raise from your church
  • You're a small church or search committee seeking compensation information for one or two staff positions


per report

Your Individual Report also gives you access to expert guidance on negotiating pay, managing your compensation, and personal financial management.

Annual Access

One year full access to ChurchSalary with unlimited reports

This option is right for you if:

  • You need to create a compensation plan for multiple positions
  • You're hiring staff or reviewing multiple positions
  • You're budgeting or establishing standards for evaluating raises and benefits
  • You'd like the ability to save year-over-year comparisons for staff salaries


per year

Your unlimited access to ChurchSalary includes one year of unlimited salary reports and expert articles and resources to help set fair compensation. You can also take advantage of additional church compensation, finance, and law-related resources by visiting or subscribing to ChurchLawAndTax.com.

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Employed by the church? We need your help.

Churches want to hire the best new staff and keep their current pastors. That's why setting pay is so crucial. You can make a difference—and make sure churches know what's fair. Simply fill out our quick 5-minute National Church Compensation Survey today.

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Lilly Endowment

ChurchSalary is made possible through funding from the Lilly Endowment Inc. As part of Lilly's "National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders," ChurchSalary—and our parent, Church Law & Tax—is committed to helping church leaders and pastors develop an atmosphere of healthy financial stewardship, especially in the area of church staff compensation.