Minimum Compensation &
Benefits Guidelines

The synod’s Minimum Compensation and Benefits Guidelines define the recommendations for rostered leaders and lay professionals.

  • Download the PDF version of the 2016 Minimum Compensation Guidelines (including the 2015 Synod Assembly resolution which approved the guidelines).
  • Download the PDF version of the 2017 Minimum Compensation Guidelines(approved at the 2016 Southeastern Minnesota Synod Assembly)

Resources for fairly compensating non-rostered church professionals:

  • Minnesota State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (link)
  • Salary Guide: American Guild of Organists (link)

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