The 217th Annual Meeting, held in June, 2016, approved the following guidelines for all people serving in authorized ministries of the church, including full-time and part-time solo, senior, associate and assistant pastors, both settled and interim, as well as licensed and commissioned ministers. . These Guidelines shall remain in effect, with annual cost-of-living adjustments as recommended by the Clergy Leadership Council, until such time as the Annual Meeting adopts new Clergy Compensation Guidelines.
Questions about the guidelines should be directed to Ellie Richardson, Associate Conference Minister
The Massachusetts Conference does not develop salary guidelines for other church positions but recommends the following resource:
Compensation guides for churches published by YourChurchResources.com In addition to the comprehensive handbook, downloadable versions are available for many different church positions including senior pastor, sole pastor, Christian Educator, Associate Pastor, administrative staff, etc. for $34.95 each