The Network is releasing the results of the 2018 Salary Survey. 415 people professionals and volunteers took the survey over 30 days from mid August to September.
Overall, salaries have increased since the last time a full-survey was completed in 2015. Full time professionals who are not on the ELCA rosters saw their salaries increase approximately 9% over 3 years.
Salary increases were much larger for rostered congregational staff members however. Prior to the ELCA''s unification of Associates in Ministry, Diaconal Minister and Deaconesses into one roster, their average annual salary in 2015 was $35,638. In 2018, those who are now rostered as Deacons have an average salary of $44,488, an increase of approximately 24%...<Read More>