Episcopal Diocese of Washington

To draw people to Jesus and embody his love
for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice

Employment Policies & Compensation Guidelines

This section includes policies and compensation guidelines for clergy and lay employees.

Clergy Compensation and Employment Guidelines

These documents include personnel guidelines for clergy including salaries, housing, insurance, pension, and other allowances. They are updated annually and include the most recent version of the compensation tables for clergy.

Additional Compensation Information for Clergy

To find supply clergy in the diocese, refer to Supply Clergy.

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.

Transportation reimbursement: If by privately owned automobile, the 2021 IRS business mileage rate for the use of a car is 56 cents per mile. For volunteer (donated services) the rate is 14 cents per mile.


Lay Compensation and Employment Guidelines

The lay employment policies and guidelines documents include information on best practices, management, job titles, compensation, and benefit packages for lay employees in the church. These are updated annually and are the most recent version available.