Minimum Salary for 2019

The Annual Conference sets a minimum salary for pastors each year, based on recommendations from the Commission on Equitable Compensation.  For 2019, the following minimum salary standards apply.

 

 

2016

2017

2018 2019

Full Conference Members

$41,611

$42,859

$43,930 $45,028

Probationary and Associate Members

37,362

38,483

39,445 40,431

Full-time Local Pastors

35,023

36,074

36,976 37,900

Retired Supply

2,000

2,000

2,000 2,000

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:

 

 

   

Spouse or first dependent, if not married

700

700

700 700

First dependent if married (second if not married)

600

600

600 600

Each additional dependent

500

500

500 500

 

Note that Retired Supply category is a salary supplement, not a minimum standard.  When a Retired United Methodist minister serves a church, the Commission will supplement his/her salary if needed up to $2,000.  The amount of the supplement is determined by the work load, upon the recommendation of the District Superintendent who consults with the pastor and the church.

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