The Unitarian Universalist Association’s Office of Church Staff Finances has posted the 2012–2013 UUA Recommended Salaries for congregational staff and newly revised 2012 Geographic Indices. The UUA Salary Recommendations, effective for congregational years beginning July 1, 2012, have been approved by the UUA Compensation, Benefits, and Pension Committee. They were developed through a process that included a comparable wage analysis using wage data obtained from three national sources—the most prominent of which is the Economic Research Institute (ERI).
ERI uses census, federal wage surveys, and other wage data for their database. The UUA Salary Recommendations are heavily influenced by wages paid in the general economy. For more information contact the Office of Church Staff Finances.