2024 SBC Church Compensation Survey

Help create an extensive, reliable database that will be used by thousands of churches to establish competitive compensation packages for their church staff. Upon completion, you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of five $100 Amazon gift cards**.

You will need the following information to complete the survey:
  • Average weekly attendance
  • Total membership
  • 2024 budget
  • Total compensation and benefits budgeted (optional)
For all employees
  • Annual salary
  • Annual church contributions to retirement plan
  • Annual church-paid insurance coverage costs
  • Highest level of education completed
  • Years of service at the church
  • Vacation and paid time off allowed for outside engagements
Additional Questions
Additional questions for ministers
  • Annual housing or parsonage allowance
  • Annual church-provided Social Security offset
  • Rental value and utilities paid for church-provided parsonage (if applicable)
  • Total years in ministry

*The data collected is strictly confidential and will not be shared with other agencies or used to market products or services to your church. Information provided about the name of the church and the city in which it is located will not be revealed as part of the survey results.
**Rules and information for Gift Card Drawing

One entry per email address. GuideStone employees (current or past), family members of employees (current or past), and GuideStone trustees or former trustee members are not eligible to win. Contest participants must be age 21 or older to win. Winner will be selected through a random process after the contest ends on June 30, 2022. GuideStone will retain your email address only to notify you when survey results are available and if you win the Amazon gift card. Your email address will not be sold to any third party.