National Diocesan Survey:
Salary and Benefits for Priests and Lay Personnel 2022

This 258 page report includes information about compensation (such as salaries, other taxable cash and non-cash income) as well as benefits and support (such as time off work, insurance and retirement benefits) of diocesan employees working in central offices. In order to make the data more comparable, the report excludes other institutions such as arch/diocesan charitable institutions (e.g., Catholic Charities), educational institutions (e.g., universities, college seminaries), health care institutions (e.g., Catholic Health Services, hospitals, hospices, nursing homes), and others (e.g., cemeteries, senior housing projects) in the U.S. as of Spring 2022.

The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA) conducted this survey, believing that the information helps diocesan leaders provide a more just and equitable work environment for both priests and lay personnel. In an increasingly competitive work place, this data is critical for recruiting and retaining outstanding employees. This includes information about compensation (such as salaries, other taxable cash and non-cash income) as well as benefits and support (such as time off work, insurance and retirement benefits).

The survey was designed and implemented by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University. Out of 171 arch/dioceses in the United States included in the final contact list, 117 arch/dioceses (68%) provided usable responses.

NACPA extends a special note of gratitude to NACPA members Beverly Escamilla, Bob Roper, and Deacon Clarence McDavid for their review of the 2017 survey to make this survey more user friendly and relevant. And especially, Michal Kramarek, Ph.D. of CARA, who coordinated the survey and followed up with respondents to encourage excellent participation.

Commissioned by the National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA) and the National Federation of Priests’ Councils (NFPC) Survey conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), Georgetown University, Michal J. Kramarek, Ph.D., Fr. Thomas P. Gaunt, S.J., Ph.D.


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