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Ministerial Compensation
Ministerial Compensation
Benefits & Compensation for Congregations

Boost your confidence in managing ministerial payroll. We’ll help you understand the special tax provisions that apply to ministers—dual tax status, housing allowance, and voluntary withholding.

Please refer to our Salary Recommendations for Congregational Staff page for salary guidance, and to UUA Compensation Guidelines regarding recommended benefit levels.

Understanding Ministerial Compensation

  • Video recording (YouTube) and slides (PDF) from Ministerial Compensation: Unraveling the Complexities for Lay Leaders, a March 2017 webinar led by Rev. Richard Nugent and Jan Gartner from the UUA Office of Church Staff Finances.

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About the Author

  • As Compensation and Staffing Practices Manager in the Office of Church Staff Finances, Jan Gartner helps congregations live out their values through their employment relationships and attends to the financial well-being of their staff. She oversees the Compensation Program,...

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