Compensation and Staffing Survey Survey CLOSED

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Survey Participants Thank You

Thank you to the Administrators, Ministers, and Congregational Leaders who participated and represented 350 congregations in the Compensation and Staffing Survey! The survey is now closed for submissions. Robust participation will help us understand actual congregational staff compensation practices, inform revisions in our approach to the UUA Salary Recommendations, and help ensure that our recommendations are useful and realistic.

August Update

We collected information from 350 congregations who reported 2150 individual jobs! We are comparing 1682 of those submissions to (current) UUA Salary Recommendations. (The remaining 468 are a mix of blended positions and jobs for which we do not supply recommendations.) This is an exciting data set as we are able to see how UUA Salary Recommendations are considered among member congregations.

And we're beginning to learn some things! For instance, of all jobs reported, 70% are part-time. In our smallest congregations, that figure is 82% and gradually decreases as congregations get larger, ending with the Large 2 congregations reporting 45% of workers as part-time. We’re excitedly reviewing the data and look forward to sharing more insights with you soon!


If you have any questions, please reach out to us at comp@uua.org. We’re most grateful for your participation and happy to assist in any way that we can.

With Gratitude,

Jan and Sean

About the Authors

Sean Griffin

Sean is thrilled to be part of the Compensation Team after serving as Executive Director for a UU congregation in Maryland. Prior to that, he pursued a career in the performing arts working onstage, behind the scenes, and in multiple administrative roles....

Jan Gartner

Jan is passionate about helping congregations live out their values within their walls!...

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