Important Numbers for 2020

CLERGY BENEFITS AND COSTS FOR 2020

(Expressed in annual cost)

CATEGORY

MIN. SALARY

HEALTH INS. ALLOWANCE

CRSP-DB

CRSP-DC

CPP

FULL-TIME ELDER

 

$44,358

Mandatory

$17,500

 

$5,700

3% of Salary

+ Housing

3% of Salary

+ Housing

FULL-TIME

LOCAL PASTOR

 

$40,705

Mandatory

$17,500

 

$5,700

3% of Salary

+ Housing

3% of Salary

+ Housing

¾ - TIME

ELDER

 

Negotiated

Optional

$17,500

 

$4,275

3% of Salary

+ Housing

 

Not Eligible

½ - TIME

ELDER

 

Negotiated

 

Not Eligible

 

$2,850

3% of Salary

+ Housing

 

Not Eligible

¼ - TIME

ELDER

 

Negotiated

 

Not Eligible

 

Not Eligible

 

Not Eligible

 

Not Eligible

¾ - TIME

LOCAL PASTOR

 

Negotiated

 

Not Eligible

 

$4,275

3% of Salary

+ Housing

 

Not Eligible

½ - TIME

LOCAL PASTOR

 

Negotiated

 

Not Eligible

 

$2,850

3% of Salary

+ Housing

 

Not Eligible

¼ - TIME

LOCAL PASTOR

 

Negotiated

 

Not Eligible

 

Not Eligible

 

Not Eligible

 

Not Eligible

Less Than ¼ - TIME

LOCAL PASTOR

 

Negotiated

 

Not Eligible

 

Not Eligible

 

Not Eligible

 

Not Eligible

 

SUPPLY or

CLM

 

Negotiated

 

Not Eligible

 

Not Eligible

 

Not Eligible

 

Not Eligible

 

LAY EMPLOYEE

 

Negotiated

 

Not Eligible

 

Not Eligible

 

Not Eligible

 

Not Eligible

 

These figures are accurate only for a clergy person appointed by the Bishop to a valid ministry.

For clergy who reside in a church-owned parsonage, the housing benefit is calculated as 25% of salary ( NOT Including the Health Insurance Allowance) for pensions.

CRSP-DB = the defined benefits portion of the United Methodist Pension Plan.

CRSP-DC = the defined contributions portion of the United Methodist Pension Plan

CPP = A death and disability insurance plan for United Methodist Pastors

Deacons – Same as Elders for Pension; Health Insurance Allowance is optional, unless appointed to a church as the pastor.

Lay Employees, Supply and CLMs are not eligible for the United Methodist Clergy benefits plans, however the employer may provide pension benefits from another United Methodist plan or vendor.