SALARY GUIDELINES FOR EASTERN DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL CHURCH WORKERS
Eastern District Ministerial Health and Salary Guidelines
Eastern District Salary Compution Worksheet
A salary committee has prepared these guidelines that we believe you will find helpful as you begin the salary planning process. While guidelines are never prescriptive, they can be suggestive of an approach that can be used to review the compensation you are providing your professional workers. We hope that these guidelines will assist congregations in providing the proper level of financial and personal support to all of the professional church workers in the Eastern District, so that:
The approach taken by these guidelines is intended to provide adequate compensation to professional church workers. Adequate compensation is viewed as a level of compensation that provides for the physical and spiritual well being of the worker and the worker’s family. It is intended that this level of compensation will release the worker from undue financial concern, thus allowing the worker to give full devotion and attention to the ministries assigned.
Congregations are encouraged to develop a ministry description for each professional church worker that includes a listing of the worker’s responsibilities and expected levels of performance. As a minimum there should be open communication regarding the ministries within a congregation and regular feedback regarding effectiveness. An annual performance review, whether formal or informal, is strongly encouraged. The worker and the congregation are best served when expectations are commonly known and regular communication is the norm rather than the exception.
USING THE SALARY PLANNING PROCESS