This report, published February, 2013, contains new research from our Fall 2012 Economic Outlook Survey, as well as previously unreleased information from our 2012 Salary Survey.
An insider’s look at the salary trends from 209 “game changer” churches across North America. Most are influential, many on a national scale. The vast majority are also innovation leaders in one or more areas of their ministry. This report is based on data collected from the Leadership Network 2012 Salary Survey – Senior Positions in Very Large Churches.
The above report is free, and highlights trends and general findings from our research. If you are interested in actual salary levels for specific roles, you can also order a customized report. Click the following link for more information:
Our every-other-year salary survey profiles over 250 large churches (with an average weekend worship attendance of at least 1,000 adults and children) on compensation issues.
New this year:
- Over 25 colorful graphics and tables
- Findings clustered by six sizes of churches, from 1,000 to 15,000 in attendance.
- Additional questions on several subjects, from church debt to church-related salary of senior pastor’s spouse.
What has been one large report in the past is now three separate publications: “2010 Large Church Salary and Benefits Report” (this report), “2010 Large Church Economic Outlook Report” and “2010 Large Church Finances and Staffing Report”
2010 Large Church Economic Outlook Report: North American Megachurches Are Holding Steady During the "Great Recession"
The second installment of the Leadership Network's 2010 Large Church Salary Survey, this illustrated report highlights current trends and forecasts, all in light of the current economic downturn.
The third installment of the Leadership Network's 2010 Large Church Salary Survey, this report drills down on several financial particulars such as changes by geography and gender.
Highlights from of a Leadership Network study of churches we describe as “lean staff” – where 35% or less of the total budget goes to staff costs.
The 2008 update of our bi-annual salary survey. New this year:
- Findings clustered by four sizes of megachurches
- Special commentary on tough economic times
- Expanded list of additional salary survey resources
Our most popular download, the 2006 Salary and Economic Outlook Report contains data from some of the most influential churches in the US. The 2006 report is the fourth survey Leadership Network has conducted since 2001, but the first to contain graphs and figures showing comparisons of the data.