Salary Studies and Surveys


The professional associations within the Reform Movement are all available for consultations with your hiring committee or managers to compare salaries for similar positions within the field.

The cost of living in different geographic areas should also be considered. While your personal views on the local cost of living are important, online calculators can also be helpful. Websites such as and can provide standard salary levels for similar professional positions in different communities.

Setting in advance the exact salary or a narrow salary range is the best practice to avoid being influenced by bias and to create transparency in the hiring process.

Read the most current Executive Summaries on salary data from the following URJ affiliates:

Read prior Executive Summaries on Compensation Studies from The Central Conference of American Rabbis:

Read comprehensive analysis of all of the Reform Movement employment data to fully understand the progress and challenges of the wage gap: