Understanding the Data

How often is ChurchSalary’s data updated?

The National Church Compensation Survey and Staff Salary Survey gather data 24/7, 365 days a year. However, due to the annual rhythm of church budgets and salary changes in the real world, ChurchSalary filters, validates, and incorporate this new data to our database several times a year.

Our most recent major update occurred on November 22, 2023. This update included:

  • New data for 6,391 employees serving at 4,288 churches gathered in 2023
  • Refreshed (aged up) compensation data for over 20,000 employees gathered before 2022
  • Updated cost of living, income, and population density data
  • Revised geographic matching for 32,991 ZIP codes in the United States
  • Latest comparable jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
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