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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 Basics | Salary Ranges
The Basics | Salary Ranges
Learn about salary ranges and how to calculate an adjusted range using a salary spread.
How Much Do Youth Pastors Make?
How Much Do Youth Pastors Make?
Average salaries increased in 2020, while inequality persists.
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?
Self-Care: How to Practice Self-Care and Avoid Ministry Burnout
Self-Care: How to Practice Self-Care and Avoid Ministry Burnout
What are the signs of ministry burnout? And how can you avoid it?
What Should Severance Packages Include?
What Should Severance Packages Include?
What should churches include and how much?
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.
How to Downsize Your Church Staff with Dignity (Webinar)
How to Downsize Your Church Staff with Dignity (Webinar)
Many churches are evaluating staff and restructuring.
Staff Care: How to Prevent Ministry Burnout Among Church Staff
Staff Care: How to Prevent Ministry Burnout Among Church StaffSubscriber access only
What can employers do to prevent burnout among staff?
5 Surprising Insights from the 2019 Youth Pastor Compensation Survey
5 Surprising Insights from the 2019 Youth Pastor Compensation SurveySubscriber access only
Churches are overworking and underpaying youth pastors, and staff turnover is tied to compensation.

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