The National Diocesan Survey: Salary and Benefits for Priests and Lay Personnel – 2017 is now available through the NFPC Bookstore tab on the NFPC website. The Survey is being sold as PDF by the National Association of Church Personnel Administrators [NACPA]. An option is available to order a print copy.
The National Diocesan Survey encompasses three previous studies, the National Diocesan Salary Survey and the National Church Employee Benefits Survey by NACPA and The Laborer Is Worthy of His Hire by NFPC. The survey was conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) during the winter of 2017.
176 dioceses and archdioceses in the United States were invited to participate in the gathering information for the Survey. In the end 80 usable responses resulted, a rate of 46 percent.
Both NACPA and NFPC are confident that the information in survey is key to helping diocesan leaders provide a more just and equitable work environment for both priest and lay personnel.
The data in this Survey is organized by region, size of Catholic population in the arch / diocese, staff size of the arch / diocese, and the estimated operating budget of central offices, excluding Catholic Charities.
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