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
Let these gift ideas inspire you to go the extra mile and show your staff that you care.
Church Growth SeriesChurch Growth: How Fundamental Benchmarks Impact Compensation
Explore how staffing and compensation change as churches grow.
Understanding Your Salary Report
Learn how to use and interpret ChurchSalary's reports with these instructional videos.
Improving Total Compensation for Church Staff
How can churches raise salaries and increase benefits without breaking their 2023 budget?
Can Church Employees Discuss Their Salary or Raise?
The pressure to raise salaries in 2022 is intense and employees are talking about it. What can (or should) churches do?
How Much Do Churches Spend on Benefits and Health Insurance?
Benefits work differently than salaries, but they are a key part of total compensation.
The State of Church Compensation in 2022
How are inflation and a competitive hiring market impacting raises, salary packages, and staffing at churches?
2022 State of Church Compensation SurveyBudget and COLA Changes for 2023
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
Rising wages and increased competition are placing more pressure on churches than inflation alone in 2022.
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?
Data from 7,000 church employees depicts a complicated mosaic of raises, pay cuts, and staffing changes.
Unpacking the Hiring Process
Follow these five steps to overcome major hurdles when hiring new pastors and staff at your church.
6 Crucial Tips to Nail a Pastoral Candidate Interview
A seasoned expert explains how pastors can land a great new role and ensure both the job and the church are the right fit.
Setting Salaries at Multisite Churches
What should the “standard process” be for determining pay at multi-site churches?
The Great Reduction: A Prediction for Church Staffing in 2022
How can churches avoid cutbacks and staff reductions if they are suffering from sluggish attendance and low giving?
How to Calculate a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)
Practical resources, data, and knowledge to help ChurchSalary members calculate a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).
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?
ChurchSalary works hard to pre-process, analyze, and present salary data responsibly.
2021 Pastoral Salary ReportIs Seminary Worth It?
How long will it take the average pastor to recoup the cost of a graduate degree?
2021 Pastoral Salary ReportHow 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
Learn about salary ranges and how to calculate an adjusted range using a salary spread.
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
ChurchSalary is excited to offer this new and incredibly powerful way to analyze compensation.
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
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?
Churches face a K-shaped recovery in 2021.
Unpacking the Cost of Living
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 can (and should) your church handle job descriptions?
Localizing salaries for pastors presents a unique set of challenges and required developing a new methodology.
What Should Severance Packages Include?
What should churches include and how much?