Every church and its employees want to feel confident that their compensation plan is reasonable and fair. One resource where you can compare your plan with thousands of other church workers is the 2010-2011 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff. Each chapter contains tables that portray US compensation averages according to several key identifiers, grouped according to the most meaningful breaks such as: Church Income, Worship Attendance, Church Setting, Region, and Education. This book is one tool you can use in working on compensation packages. The book is not that expensive and yet provides a wealth of information to help you explore compensation more knowledgeably.
Also, many of you are familiar with the annual CRC Ministers' Compensation Salary Report. This report looks at pastor compensation by classis.
Some of you call other churches annually and ask for salary ranges for various positions so you can compare. If a few of you have salary ranges for positions, I would be happy to post these anonymously so we have a few samples available for view. Right now we have a sample salary range scale available from one church. You can locate this in Church Finance and Administration Resources and Wage Scales under the category of Compensation.
Wondering how to determine levels for different positions? Let me know by sending me a comment.
Anybody have other resources they use to develop compensation plans? Let us know so we can help each other.