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

Thursday, October 31st from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew's, College Park, 4512 College Park Ave., College Park, MD.  Lou-Ann Milton of the Episcopal Church Medical Trust will join us for an overview of 2014 health benefits plans, review the open enrollment process and talk about how to best utilize your health benefits. Parking on Princeton Avenue and walkable from the College Park Metro station. Not able to attend? A webinar with plan information will be available in early November

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


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$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.

Transportation reimbursement: If by privately owned automobile, the IRS business mileage rate was 50.5 cents in the first half of 2008 and 58.5 cents in the second half. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2009, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car is 55 cents.


All Faith, Charlotte Hall
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