Salary Guidelines for Pastors

At times the CMC office is contacted by member churches for recommendations on how to set a fair salary for their full time pastor. The following information is shared, with permission from Mennonite Church – USA, as a response to these requests. The guidelines given are in the form of a formula which accounts for a number of different variables that factor into the final salary.

Worksheet for calculating the salary for a full time pastor in 2018.

Interpretive Comments for the worksheet.

Table for D. Geographical Units

Suggested Guidelines for Housing Allowance, Pastoral Taxes, PTO, Compensatory Time, Outside Speaking, and Sabbaticals