Clergy - Benefits & Salary

Episcopal Diocese of Washington
Clergy - Benefits & Salary

Clergy Benefits and Salary

This section includes information relating to guidelines for compensation levels and other employment benefits for clergy and supply clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Information for lay employees in the church is available in Compensation and Health Benefits.

Health Insurance & Benefits

2014 Health Benefits Information Session

For details on health insurance, pension, life insurance, and other benefits, refer to Compensation and Health Benefits.


Employment Policies and Compensation Guidelines for Clergy

This document includes personnel guidelines for clergy including salaries, housing, insurance, pension, and other allowances. Appendix A below is updated annually and includes the most recent version of the compensation tables for clergy:

For specifics on compensation for supply clergy, please refer to the Diocesan Personnel Policies & Guidelines, Part 1.3. To find supply clergy in the diocese, refer to Supply Clergy.

For quick reference here are the compensation guidelines for supply clergy in the Diocese of Washington: Updated October 2013


of services



$95-$110 $105 $55
2 $225-$250 $145-$160   $80
3 $315-370 $190-$220   $105

It is always appropriate to discuss the fee at the time the invitation to serve is extended. Please take into consideration the time needed for preparation, travel and in performance of the service you have requested.

Note: It became evident that the last published compensation level for supply clergy had been set too high. The Personnel Committee checked with several other dioceses and discovered that our rate was significantly higher, and that it was quite burdensome to a high number of parishes. The recommendations above were approved by Council and stand as the current guidelines for supply.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, the transportation reimbursement, if by privately owned automobile, will be:

  • 56 cents per mile for business miles driven
  • 23.5 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations


All Faith, Charlotte Hall
Photo Tom Wolff


Contact Kathleen Hall, HR Administrator, or call 202-537-6522

Update Your Records

Let us know of any change of address or employment status:

Visit the Update Center


© 2014 Episcopal Diocese of Washington. All Rights Reserved
Designed and developed by: BrowserMedia
Episcopal Church House, Mount St. Alban, Washington D.C. 20016-5094
tel: 202-537-6555 • toll-free: 800-642-4427 • fax: 202-364-6605