Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Engaging a changing world with
an enduring faith in Jesus Christ

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.

Clergy Guidelines

Additional Compensation Information for Clergy

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 September 2019

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 2019 IRS business mileage rate for the use of a car is 58 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.