2008 Salary Survey Results

Dr. Charles Siburt, Vice President for Church Relations at Abilene Christian University, recently administered a nation-wide survey to gather information about current levels of compensation for ministers in the Churches of Christ. This survey was completed by 700 ministers and office staff of diverse ages and ministry positions and from churches of all sizes.

The survey compares minister compensation packages, including allowances and benefits, as well as comparing number of years in ministry, educational background, and experience.

With this detailed and diverse set of information, it is difficult to establish any basis for a salary standard. It does, however, document the current compensation range for ministers and provide powerful information for a reassessment and reevaluation of a minister's compensation package.

If you were unable to participate in the 2008 survey but would like to participate in the future, please send your name and email address to charles.siburt@acu.edu.

Data:

  • Questionnaire Results  .xls  .pdf
  • Compensation by Education Level  .xls  .pdf
  • Compensation by Church Size .xls  .pdf
  • Compensation by Years of Experience  .xls  .pdf

Compensation by Ministry Roles:
          Compensation by Support Staff Roles:

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