Equitable Compensation2018-09-18T10:14:40+00:00

Equitable Compensation

2019 Equitable (Minimum) Compensation Guidelines

2019 Denominational Average Compensation = $71,361

  1. Minimum salary for Full-Time Elders and Full-Time Deacons appointed to serve a local church is set at 60% of the DAC (Denominational Average Compensation) as calculated annually by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. (2019 =$42,816.60)
  2. Minimum salary for Full-Time Associate and Probationary Members appointed to serve a local church is set at 58% of the DAC (Denominational Average Compensation) as calculated annually by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. (2019 = $41,389.38)
  3. Minimum salary for Full-Time Local Pastors appointed to serve a local church is set at 55% of the DAC (Denominational Average Compensation) as calculated annually by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. (2019 = $39,248.55)

While the federal government has not yet set the official Cost of Living adjustment for 2019, the Conference is suggesting a Cost of Living Increase for 2019 of 2.3%.

Merit/Performance Recommendation:

  • Poor/No increase
  • Fair/.50-1.50%
  • Good/1.51-3.00%
  • Excellent/3.01-4.50%

Please Note: These are recommendations to assist you. The Book of Discipline clearly states that the primary responsibility for determination and payment of pastoral salaries remains with individual pastoral charges.