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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.
The Impact of COVID-19 on the American Church
The Impact of COVID-19 on the American Church
Discover the 9 common experiences that every pastor, lay leaders, and church in American navigated during the COVID-19 impact.
Why and What? Introduction
Why and What? IntroductionSubscriber access only
Many of our assumptions about the pandemic’s impact on American churches are incorrect or incomplete. What actually happened? And why talk about this now?
Chapter 1: Pain and Loss (of Presence)
Chapter 1: Pain and Loss (of Presence)Subscriber access only
Pandemic challenges and battles, especially the loss of presence, inflicted deep and lasting wounds on pastoral leaders.
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.
The State of Church Compensation 2023
The State of Church Compensation 2023
Explore current pay trends and discover creative ways to improve staff pay and benefits.
How Multisite Churches Pay Campus Pastors
How Multisite Churches Pay Campus Pastors
Two prevailing models that multisite churches use to pay campus pastors.
Payroll and Budget Changes for 2024
Payroll and Budget Changes for 2024
Explore survey data from 988 churches on budget and staffing changes to attract and retain employees in 2023 and 2024.
Church Growth: How Fundamental Benchmarks Impact Compensation
Church Growth Series
Church Growth: How Fundamental Benchmarks Impact Compensation
Explore how staffing and compensation change as churches grow.
Understanding Your Salary Report
Understanding Your Salary Report
Learn how to use and interpret ChurchSalary's reports with these instructional videos.
How Much Do Churches Spend on Benefits and Health Insurance?
How Much Do Churches Spend on Benefits and Health Insurance?
Benefits work differently than salaries, but they are a key part of total compensation.
Budget and COLA Changes for 2023
2022 State of Church Compensation Survey
Budget and COLA Changes for 2023Subscriber access only
Survey data from 800 churches detailing budget and staffing changes to offset inflation and retain employees in 2022 and 2023.
Two Major Pressures on Church Pay in 2022: Scarcity and Competition
Two Major Pressures on Church Pay in 2022: Scarcity and Competition
Rising wages and increased competition are placing more pressure on churches than inflation alone in 2022.
Making Sense of Inflation for COLA Raises
Making Sense of Inflation for COLA Raises
Inflation is on everyone’s mind. Behind the headlines, what is the data saying and how might that apply to COLA raises at your church in 2022?
How Did Inflation and the Pandemic Impact Salaries in 2021?
How Did Inflation and the Pandemic Impact Salaries in 2021?
Data from 7,000 church employees depicts a complicated mosaic of raises, pay cuts, and staffing changes.
Setting Salaries at Multisite Churches
Setting Salaries at Multisite Churches
What should the “standard process” be for determining pay at multi-site churches?
How to Adjust Salaries Based on Location
How to Adjust Salaries Based on LocationSubscriber access only
Practical resources, data, and knowledge to help ChurchSalary members adjust nationwide salaries based on several local variables.
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.
How Does ChurchSalary Group and Normalize Data?
How Does ChurchSalary Group and Normalize Data?
ChurchSalary works hard to pre-process, analyze, and present salary data responsibly.
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?
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 Budget-Only Reports
Introducing Budget-Only Reports
ChurchSalary is excited to offer this new and incredibly powerful way to analyze compensation.
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 Church
COVID-19 has created several labor market trends that are likely to have a residual impact on churches and religious organizations.
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
How to Revise Job Descriptions
How can (and should) your church handle job descriptions?
Unpacking Localization
Unpacking Localization
Localizing salaries for pastors presents a unique set of challenges and required developing a new methodology.
What Should Severance Packages Include?
What Should Severance Packages Include?
What should churches include and how much?

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