The Pastor's Salary

Episode #029
November 1, 2013
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Podcast Episode #029

Regardless of your profession, when people openly discuss how much or how little you should be paid, it can be uncomfortable. For pastors, this can be magnified. So we deal with how to manage issues related to pastoral and ministerial salaries—and the five things you should know about those salaries. Among the topics Jonathan and I discuss are:

  • Annual raises
  • Special income tax regulations
  • Housing allowances
  • Total package compensation
  • Take home pay

Pastor, if you truly are underpaid—speak up.
Church, if you are underpaying your pastor—step up.

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