Equitable Compensation

How Status will be calculated for clergy participants:

2024 Minimum DAC salary requirement

Equitable Compensation

  1. Minimum salary for full-time Full Elders appointed to serve a local church, or a full-time Full Deacon whose primary appointment is to serve a local church, is set at 60% of the DAC (Denominational Average Compensation or $78,292) as calculated annually by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. (2024 = $46,975)
    • The minimum salary for 3/4-time Full Elders or Full Deacons appointed to serve a local church will be 75% of the minimum DAC or $35,231.
    • The minimum salary for 1/2-time Full Elders or Full Deacons appointed to serve a local church will be 50% of the minimum DAC salary or $23,488.
  2. Minimum salary for full-time Associate Members or Provisional Members appointed to serve a local church is set at 58% of the DAC (Denominational Average Compensation or $78,292) as calculated annually by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. (2024 = $45,409)
    • The minimum salary for 3/4-time Associate Members or Provisional Members appointed to serve a local church will be 75% of the minimum DAC or $34,057.
    • The minimum salary for 1/2-time Associate Members or Provisional Members appointed to serve a local church will be 50% of the minimum DAC salary or $22,705.
  3. Minimum salary for full-time Local Pastors appointed to serve a local church is set at 55% of the DAC (Denominational Average Compensation or $78,292) as calculated annually by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. (2024 = $43,061)
    • The minimum salary for 3/4-time Local Pastors appointed to serve a local church will be 75% of the minimum DAC or $32,295.
    • The minimum salary for 1/2-time Local Pastors appointed to serve a local church will be 50% of the minimum DAC salary or $21,531.

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