Minister's Salary Survey
In 2004, ACU administered its first Ministers Salary Survey via email. More than 500 ministers, serving in various roles, participated in the first survey. Every year a new salary survey is conducted. The survey is an ongoing service of Siburt Institute for Church Ministry which is named in honor of the late Dr. Charles Siburt. Dr. Siburt initiated the Ministers Salary Survey as one of his many efforts to build congregations and their leaders.
2014 Survey In Progress
This nationwide survey is designed to gather information about current levels of compensation for ministers in the Churches of Christ. If you are in a paid ministerial position within a Church of Christ, you are invited to complete the 2014 Ministers Salary Survey. The deadline for submitting your completed survey is March 10th. Our secure survey link protects your privacy by avoiding the need for your email address or any other identifying information.
The survey compares minister compensation packages, including allowances and benefits, as well as comparing number of years in ministry, educational background and experience, and various other factors. This year’s findings will be published in late April. Links to the results from prior surveys are provided below.
These surveys serve church leaders in a variety of ways:
- Church leaders learn about how other churches are structuring the compensation of their ministers.
- The surveys provide data for comparing the current levels of compensation for ministers in churches of various sizes and in different states.
- Church leaders, who may be searching for new ministers, will be able to negotiate more consistently in keeping with current salary ranges.
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2014 Salary Survey