Our compensation worksheet (<< click here) is something we have created as a tool within Genesis to help churches answer the question: “What should we be paying our pastor?” We base our starting numbers on a living wage for one person in this region. Specifics can be found at: https://livingwage.mit.edu
In addition, research-based pastoral pay from another denomination can be found here: http://compstudy.lifeway.com/
homepage.do We encourage churches to check off a few surrounding states, and then look at the numbers in relationship to pastoral role and church size. (For example, you can discover what average pay for a lead pastor of a church of 400 in NY, PA, and Ohio is).