Compensation and Benefit Studies

CCAR is pleased to make these studies available to its members.  Please note that these reports are based upon RPB data.  Please read the introduction to each document which for an explanation of the report and how to best understand it.

2019–2020 Study of Rabbinic Compensation

The 2019–2020 Study of Rabbinic Compensation is a partnership program undertaken by the CCAR and the URJ as a service to URJ congregations and CCAR rabbis, with the assistance of the Reform Pension Board (“RPB”).  To read more, download the full text here: Rabbinic Compensation Study 2019-2020

To read more about gender pay data:  Executive Summary – 2021 CCAR/URJ Study of Rabbinic Compensation – Gender Pay Data

Compensation Study with Gender Data

2013 Survey of Health Insurance Premiums in URJ Congregations for CCAR Rabbis

The latest joint study between the CCAR and URJ from the CCAR and URJ examines health insurance offered to full-time senior and solo rabbis, assistant rabbis and associate rabbis serving the smallest to the largest Reform congregations in North America.  Survey data confirms that the vast majority of URJ congregations lead by CCAR rabbis offer to pay health insurance premiums for their rabbis, the rabbis’ spouse/partner, and the rabbis’ family.   A Survey of Health Insurance Premiums in URJ Congregations for CCAR Rabbis (275.3 KB)

A note on confidentiality: To maintain the confidentiality of congregations and rabbis, the RPB maintained control of the individual data given to the actuarial consultant throughout the process. No data reflecting individual participants was revealed to the URJ or the CCAR. 


CCRJ Working Conditions Study 2020

This document is a first of its kind and a long overdue attempt to help both rabbis and congregations make better use of the CCAR Rabbinic Compensation study data and comparisons as it relates Canadian congregations and their rabbis.  CCRJ WORKING CONDITIONS STUDY