Ministerial Salary Guidelines

2023 Ministerial Salary Guidelines

The 2023 Ministerial Salary Guidelines are put together by the Great Lakes Region as a way to help churches understand how to best compensate their pastors. Please note that this is NOT the Church Staff Salary Guidelines; it is only for pastors. The guidelines for other church staff can be found below.

Please also note that the figures in this document represent minimum guidelines that take effect January 1, 2023.

Finally, due primarily to rising inflation rates, please note that the 8.5% increase for 2023 is significantly higher than what is typical. The notes at the bottom of the document are helpful for context and understanding.

2022 Ministerial Salary Guidelines

The 2022 Ministerial Salary Guidelines are put together by the Great Lakes Region as a way to help churches understand how to best compensate their pastors. Please note that this is NOT the Church Staff Salary Guidelines; it is only for pastors. The guidelines for other church staff can be found below.

2021 Ministerial Salary Guidelines

The 2021 Ministerial Salary Guidelines are put together by the Great Lakes Region as a way to help churches understand how to best compensate their pastors. Please note that this is NOT the Church Staff Salary Guidelines; it is only for pastors. The guidelines for other church staff can be found below.

2020 Ministerial Salary Guidelines

The 2020 Ministerial Salary Guidelines are put together by the Great Lakes Region as a way to help churches understand how to best compensate their pastors. Please note that this is NOT the Church Staff Salary Guidelines; it is only for pastors. The guidelines for other church staff can be found below.

Church Staff Salary Guidelines

2023 Church Staff Salary Guidelines

The 2023 Church Staff Salary Guidelines are put together by the Great Lakes Region as a way to help churches understand how to best compensate their church staff and employees. Please note that this is NOT the Ministerial Salary Guidelines.

Please also note that the figures in this document represent minimum guidelines that take effect January 1, 2023.

Finally, due primarily to rising inflation rates, please note that the 8.5% increase for 2023 is significantly higher than what is typical. The notes at the bottom of the document are helpful for context and understanding.

2022 Church Staff Salary Guidelines

The 2022 Church Staff Salary Guidelines are put together by the Great Lakes Region as a way to help churches understand how to best compensate their church staff and employees. Please note that this is NOT the Ministerial Salary Guidelines.

2021 Church Staff Salary Guidelines

The 2021 Church Staff Salary Guidelines are put together by the Great Lakes Region as a way to help churches understand how to best compensate their church staff and employees. Please note that this is NOT the Ministerial Salary Guidelines.

2020 Church Staff Salary Guidelines

The 2020 Church Staff Salary Guidelines are put together by the Great Lakes Region as a way to help churches understand how to best compensate their church staff and employees. Please note that this is NOT the Ministerial Salary Guidelines.

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