Clergy Compensation and Benefits

Each fall the Diocesan Council approves the Clergy Salary and Benefits Minimum Requirements for the coming year. Congregations are required to meet these minimums at the beginning of a priest’s tenure but may, of course, offer more than the minimum. Congregations are expected to provide a minimum 2 1/2% raise annually. Doing this means the congregation will not experience a major increase in salary when the priest reaches his or her sixth year of service and moves into the next level of required salary minimums.

Download Clergy Compensation & Benefits:

2019 Compensation Guide

2019 Clergy Compensation Rates by Church 

2019 Diocesan Health & Dental Rates*

*We will be offering BCBS PPO100(new plan) and the BCBS High Deductible from Medical Trust. The employee contribution has changed from 16% to 17% for both clergy and lay persons. We will continue to look for ways to maintain quality health coverage options which do not overburden parishes or clergy with undue costs. If a parish has a clergy spouse who is Medicare eligible, please contact Joan DeCelles at Diocesan house for possible alternatives.