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.
This nationwide survey is designed to gather information about current levels of compensation for ministers in the Churches of Christ. 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. View the results from prior surveys (2004 - 2011). The 2009, 2010, and 2011 surveys included sections on support staff and missionaries in addition to ministry staff. However, due to feedback received during those three years, we did not include the support staff and missionary sections on the 2012 Ministers Salary Survey.
2012 Salary Survey
Thank you to all who participated in the 2012 Ministers Salary Survey. View the results online
If you would like to participate in the 2013 survey, please complete this brief online form.
Survey Uses 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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2012 Ministers Salary Survey