Compensation and Benefits for Rostered Persons

Salary calculation worksheets are provided for your use in preparing compensation packages for rostered ministers in your congregation or ministry context. You will note there are separate worksheets for pastors and deacons, as well as guidelines to assist you. The Rostered Ministers’ Compensation and Benefits Manual 2021 provides more detailed information for congregational leaders developing compensation packages or updating existing ones. You will also find helpful calculators on the Portico Benefits website (link below). If you have questions, please call our synod office at 717-652-1852 or speak to the Assistant to the Bishop who relates to your conference. Click here for staff information and phone extensions.

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Recommended to the Synod Assembly and strongly encouraged for adoption by congregations by the Synod Council: the beginning minimum base salary and housing allowance of $53,875 for 2021 for pastors who serve full time at the time of their ordination and the beginning minimum base salary when housing is provided or $37,480 for 2021 for pastors who serve full time at the time of their ordination. Also recommended and strongly encouraged for adoption by congregations by the Synod Council was the beginning minimum salary of $48,530 for 2021 for deacons who serve full time at the time of their ordination. We encourage all congregations to use these figures as minimum salaries on the Ministers of Word and Sacrament and Ministers of Word and Service salary development worksheets and to have a conversation with their rostered ministers using the Ministers of Word and Sacrament and Ministers of Word and Service salary development worksheet guidelines. Note: 2020 Synod Assembly was canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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Rostered Ministers’ Compensation and Benefit Manual 2021
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