Every church and its employees want to feel confident that their compensation plan is reasonable and fair. Now you can know for sure by comparing your plan with those of thousands of other church workers nationwide.
Based on a national survey of nearly 5,000 churches, the 2010-2011 version of the well known and highly respected Compensation Handbook for Church Staff has just been released. It provides reliable church employee compensation breakdowns for part-time, full-time, church size, income budget, and geographical setting.
Once again the editor who puts the survey results together is the multi-degreed Richard R. Hammar, who holds J.D., LL.M degrees and is a CPA. Hammar, whose legal degrees are from Harvard Law,also writes the Church Law & Tax Report newsletter, has contributed articles to numerous journals and publications, is a frequent speaker at legal and tax conferences, and has taught church law at a number of seminaries. He has been a lecturer at the annual Washington Nonprofit Legal and Tax Conference for many years.
The survey compiles personalized church data such as worship attendance, church region, education level, years employed, denomination, and gender you can compare your plan to those of other churches that have similar positions and demographics.
Compensation profiles are broken down by categories so you can easily determine:
· Base salary
· Health insurance
· Housing allowance & manse/parsonage values
· Life insurance
· Continuing education
Church staff positions profiled include:
· Solo Pastor
· Senior Pastor
· Associate Pastor
· Executive/Administrative Pastor
· Youth Pastor
· Adult Ministry Director
· Children’s/Preschool Director
· Music/Choir Director
· Administrative Assistant
· Part-time Musician
The new Handbook is not yet available at Amazon or other normal outlets, but you can find it, along with accompanying free worksheets to use in calculating staff pay at YourChurchResources.com.