2013 Salary Survey

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Regardless of vocation, one of the most fretted-over
conversations in the professional world revolves around the topic
of compensation. The discussion about getting paid what you’re
worth can be particularly difficult when you’re a children’s
minister, because money talk doesn’t always seem spiritual. And
it’s not the reason you got into this line of work!

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The time, love, and continual effort you pour into leading kids
and their families closer to Jesus is priceless-and there are
likely many grateful families who’d pay you millions if they could!
No one we surveyed is making a million! The good news is that
according to our exclusive survey results, overall visibility,
compensation, and benefits are on the upswing for professional
children’s ministers everywhere.

Annual Earnings

Here’s what paid ministers reported as their base
compensation.
Of those surveyed, 45% are full-time staff and 35% are part-time
paid staff.

  Full Time Part Time
Less thank $10,000 1% (1%) 25% (27%)
$10,000 to $14,999 2% (1%) 25% (20%)
$15,000 to $19,999 3% (4%) 18% (15%)
$20,000 to $24,999 4% (6%) 15% (14%)
$30,000 to $34,999 7% (10%) 7% (8%)
$35,000 to $39,999 14% (15%) 6% (7%)
$40,000 to $44,999 18% (11%) 2% (3%)
$45,000 to $49,999 22% (15%) (1%)
$50,000 to $54,999 12% (11%) (1%)
$55,000 to $54,999 7% (8%)  
$55,000 to $59,999 4% (6%)  
$60,000 to $64,999 3% (4%)  
$65,000 to $69,999 2% (3%)  
$70,000 to more 1% (6%)  

*(Red) = Percentage in 2008 Salary
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STAYING STEADY
The median full-time salary range remains where it was in 2008, at
$40,000 to $44,999.

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