Here is a link to Lifeway’s Southern Baptist Compensation Study. Their work is impressive! You can sort the records based on church membership, average attendance, church’s budget, education level of staff, years of experience, age, state, staff position, etc. This resource will help pastor search committees and churches better discern what they should pay their pastors and other staff members. You can even enter your own church’s information, and it will automatically create a custom report for you. So, if your church has enough money to negotiate what you pay your pastor or staff, this resource will help you discern their average pay; however, if your church has a limited supply of money, it will help you discern whether or not your pastor should be full time or biovocational.