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Staff Position Information*Required

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Church Staff Position*

US ZIP Code*

Enter a US city or ZIP Code.

Employment Status*

"Full-Time" is defined as 30 hours or more of paid work per week. "Part-Time" is defined as fewer than 30 hours of paid work per week. Bivocational pastors are usually considered "Part-Time" employees for compensation purposes.

Annual Salary/Pay

Numbers only, example 50000
Annual Salary/Pay should reflect the position's current gross yearly salary. It will include housing allowance (if clergy) but will exclude the value of other benefits, such as health insurance, dental, and so on.

Years of Experience

"Years of Experience" includes only those years spent in ministry or relevant work, such as working in an accounting firm before becoming the church bookkeeper.

Education Level (Highest Degree Attained)


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Not Ordained
Is the individual considered ordained, licensed, or commissioned?

Church Information*Required

Now let's add specific information about the church where this individual is (or will be) employed.


"Church Size" is how many people, including children, attend all weekend worship services.


"Church Budget" is the total annual budget of the church.


Compare to a Second Location

The location you entered at the top of this page will be used to provide cost of living and median household income data for that ZIP Code. If you'd like to see how your initial location compares to another location in the US, please enter the second location below.

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