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Calculating the dollars of a salary and benefits package or knowing if a job offer is fair are only part of the compensation process. Learn more about housing allowances, required and best practices for hiring and compensating church staff, and understanding basic personal finances. Here, we've brought together our best articles and resources on these topics.
Top Ten Christmas Gift Ideas for Pastors and Staff
Top Ten Christmas Gift Ideas for Pastors and Staff
Let these gift ideas inspire you to go the extra mile and show your staff that you care.
Understanding the Salary Report
Understanding the Salary Report
Learn how to use and interpret ChurchSalary's reports with these instructional videos.
Secrecy or Transparency: Should You Publish Staff Salaries?
Secrecy or Transparency: Should You Publish Staff Salaries?
Experts weigh the wisdom (or folly) of publishing salaries during the budget approval process.
How to Calculate a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)
How to Calculate a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)Subscriber access only
Practical resources, data, and knowledge to help ChurchSalary members calculate a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).
Settings Salaries at Multisite Churches
Settings Salaries at Multisite Churches
What should the “standard process” be for determining pay at multi-site churches?
The Basics | Salary Structure and Pay Grades
The Basics | Salary Structure and Pay Grades
Learn about pay grades and how to create a salary structure at your church.
Is Seminary Worth It?
2021 Pastoral Salary Report
Is Seminary Worth It?
How long will it take the average pastor to recoup the cost of a graduate degree?
How Much Does Region Impact A Pastor's Salary?
2021 Pastoral Salary Report
How Much Does Region Impact A Pastor's Salary?Subscriber access only
Find out where the best-paid pastors live and how your region ranks.
The Basics | Salary Ranges
The Basics | Salary Ranges
Learn about salary ranges and how to calculate an adjusted range using a salary spread.
The Future of Work in the Church
The Future of Work in the Church
What does the future hold for work in general? And how might that impact work in the church?
Introducing Localized Salary Recommendations
Introducing Localized Salary Recommendations
Discover ChurchSalary's powerful and ground-breaking new localization tool for full-time pastors.
Life After COVID: 8 Labor Market Trends That May Impact the Church
Life After COVID: 8 Labor Market Trends That May Impact the ChurchSubscriber access only
COVID-19 has created several labor market trends that are likely to have a residual impact on churches and religious organizations.
How Much Do Youth Pastors Make?
How Much Do Youth Pastors Make?
Average salaries increased in 2020, while inequality persists.
How Will COVID-19 Impact Church Compensation in 2021?
How Will COVID-19 Impact Church Compensation in 2021?
Churches face a K-shaped recovery in 2021.
Unpacking the Cost of Living
Unpacking the Cost of LivingSubscriber access only
The cost of living index (COLI) is a powerful measurement, but exercise discretion when applying this number to salaries at your church.
How to Revise Job Descriptions: Updating Roles in Light of COVID-19
How to Revise Job Descriptions: Updating Roles in Light of COVID-19Subscriber access only
How can (and should) your church handle job descriptions?
Unpacking Localization
Unpacking LocalizationSubscriber access only
Localizing salaries for pastors presents a unique set of challenges and required developing a new methodology.

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