Up 2.7% – Senior Pastor Salaries

According to Christianity Today,  Senior pastors reported salaries and benefits that, on average, were 2.7 percent higher than those reported for the preceding 2010-2011 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff:

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How’s that compare with your salary this year?  Up 2.7%?  More?  Less?  Pay freeze because of the economy?  How’s this hitting home for you and your church?


  • John January 6, 2012 Reply

    We are not hearing from the pastors…..

    So, let’s hear from the church members who fund these pay increases…..as for me, my pastor gets a salary increase every year and has everything you can imagine paid for. He only has to buy groceries. Are the pay raises justified? No, not in his case. He is not a shepherd, he is a CEO. But this is not news to the Lord.

  • Rod Gauthier January 24, 2012 Reply

    I am a solo pastor of a small church in Canada. I have not gotten a pay raise in 2 years, not even a cost of living allowance. I have chosen to sacrifice in this way, so that the budget can be met. Usually the church then either gives more holiday time or makes it up another creative way. I have nothing to complain about, I am comfortable and well fed. I have more then 90% of the worlds population! I remember that the church doesn’t supply my needs, my needs are supplied by my Heavenly Father and he may use different ways then the church to accomplish that!

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