GuideStone®, Lifeway Research and Baptist state conventions have again teamed up for the SBC Church Compensation Survey.

Pastors and church employees are invited to participate in the brief survey, a resource used by churches of all sizes to determine applicable wages and benefits.

The survey is now underway and ends June 30. It takes about 10 minutes to complete. Go to

The survey’s results will be available in August in time for many churches considering their 2023 budgets. The survey is the largest free church compensation study available in the United States.

Individual survey results can be contributed anonymously — survey results are not reported individually. Lifeway Research will compile the results once the survey closes on June 30. Survey respondents will receive advance notice of the survey’s availability.

Respondents should have the church’s average weekly attendance, church membership and 2022 annual budget. Additional information needed to complete the survey is respondents’ annual salary, annual contributions to a retirement plan and annual church-paid insurance premiums, annual housing allowance, Social Security offset and the rental value and utilities for church-provided housing.