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Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by SaggyWoman, May 31, 2008.
What is in your pastor's salary package?
paycheck, insurance, retirement (they want me to retire :laugh: ) and housing allowance
I get $50 a month for gas(oline). That is the whole of my package including salary
This reminds me of the OLD joke about the preacher who took his car to a mechanic and said, "When you total up the bill, remember that I am just a poor preacher."
To which the mechanic replied, "I know. I heard you last Sunday."
I get a paycheck once or twice per year, more if the church can afford it. I am allowed gas from the church account for church business and I have been provided a parsonage. I also get workman's comp insurance which is about $250 per year, but I think we are about to drop that.
Don't. If you get hurt at church or at a fellowship or something like that, your health insurance won't pay. A good pastor friend of mine was playing volleyball with some church members behind the church during a summer fellowship. He hurt his knee. His health insurance balked, saying he was on the job. Worker's comp had to pick up the tab for his surgery, rehab, etc. Do not drop the worker's comp. $250 a year is chump change.
Absolutely agreed... why take the risk? If something were to happen to you, worker's comp will not only help with the cost of recovery, but it will also help prevent a break in the peace of your fellowship.
150 a week and a parsonage.... However, they do allow me to have a second job.
No other benefits.
Back in the day, I got $62.50 a week (had to spend about $35 a week for gas to get around the county) and a parsonage that was unfurnished, not air-conditioned, and not heated.
In the summer, the temperature in the house was often over 100 degrees. In the winter, I had to be careful about leaving water outside of the refrigerator because it would freeze at night. (For that matter, it was a real challenge to keep the water in the trap under the kitchen sink from freezing (a light bulb under the sink in the cabinet did the trick) and I couldn't forget to drain the toilet tank at night so I wouldn't freeze and break.)
The church members didn't want me to have a second job though. But about four times a year, they would give me a pounding and I would have about a hundred cans of beans, tuna in oil, hominy (who eats that stuff?), and beets to last me for a couple of months.