Most ELCA congregations work on their budgets in the fall. Program budgets…salaries…benefits…all get worked out in the fall. So we’ve got a “great deal” for you. Invest a little bit of time right now…probably no more than 5-15 minutes, and you’ll be better equipped for these important conversations in the fall.
Your friends and colleagues in ministry need your help!
The Network does an annual salary survey that provides data on salaries, insurance, pension, vacation time, reimbursement and more. There’s even a section for volunteers to report how they are reimbursed for their expense and time.
And we take the data and we slice and dice it so you can compare by
- Geographic region
- Education level
- Size of congregation
- Years of experience
- ELCA roster status
- Gender and other categories
The salary survey is an incredibly helpful tool…it is consistently the most downloaded resource from the Network web site. Every fall, congregations and Network members use this information to help them in their budget and salary conversations.
Right now, we are collecting the data. We’ll be collecting it through April 20, 2017. And quite simply, the more people who fill it out, the more helpful the data will be. We hope to publish the data in mid May.
So please take a few minutes and help out your sisters and brothers in ministry! Share your data. And next fall, you’ll be better equipped. Facts are your friends!
The Network’s Salary Survey is now open and we are receiving survey forms!
The salary survey has, since 2001, been a great tool for individuals and congregations as they work together to ensure fair and appropriate salary compensation.
Once complete, the salary survey will slice and dice the data by geographic region, years of experience, size of congregation, education level, average worship attendance and more. In addition, data about benefits, including insurance, pension, vacation and reimbursement will also be available.
The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete, and that small investment in time will bring a tremendous amount of very helpful data when the project is complete.
The salary survey will be open until midnight (central time) on April 10, 2017. The results of the survey should be available in May.