Minimum Stipends and Travel Allowances

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2019 (1 JAn – 31 Dec)

Zambia  2019
0 – 5 years  ZK 3 500
6 – 15 years  ZK 3 800
16 – 25 years  ZK 4 100
26 – 35 years  ZK 4 400
35 years +  ZK 4 800

Travel Allowance:  ZK 350
Pulpit Supply:  ZK 350

Zimbabwe  2019
0 – 5 years  US$ 840
6 – 15 years  US$ 907
16 – 25 years  US$ 980
26 – 35 years  US$ 1 060
35 years +  US$ 1 140

Travel Allowance:  US$ 150
Pulpit Supply:  US$ 50

South Africa 2019
0 – 5 years  R 8 400
6 – 15 years  R 9 100
16 – 25 years  R 9 800
26 – 35 years  R 10 600
35 years +  R 11 500

Travel Allowance:  R 6 600
Pulpit Supply:  R 500

2018 (1 JAn – 31 Dec)

Zambia  2018
0 – 5 years  ZK 3 300
6 – 15 years  ZK 3 500
16 – 25 years  ZK 3 800
26 – 35 years  ZK 4 100
35 years +  ZK 4 400

Travel Allowance:  ZK 300
Pulpit Supply:  ZK 300

Zimbabwe  2018
0 – 5 years  US$ 840
6 – 15 years  US$ 907
16 – 25 years  US$ 980
26 – 35 years  US$ 1 060
35 years +  US$ 1 140

Travel Allowance:  US$ 150
Pulpit Supply:  US$ 50

South Africa 2018
0 – 5 years  R 8 000
6 – 15 years  R 8 600
16 – 25 years  R 9 300
26 – 35 years  R 10 000
35 years +  R 10 800

Travel Allowance:  R 6 200
Pulpit Supply:  R 500

 

 

 

2017:

Zambia
Travel Allowance: ZK 300
Pulpit Supply: ZK 300
0 – 5 years ZK 3090
6 – 15 years ZK 3340
16 – 25 years ZK 3600
26 – 35 years ZK 3890
35 years + ZK 4205

Zimbabwe
Travel Allowance: US$ 150
Pulpit Supply: US$ 50
0 – 5 years US$ 840
6 – 15 years US$ 907
16 – 25 years US$ 980
26 – 35 years US$ 1 060
35 years + US$ 1 140

South Africa
Travel Allowance: R 5 900
Pulpit Supply: R 500
0 – 5 years R 7500
6 – 15 years R 8130
16 – 25 years R 8780
26 – 35 years R 9485
35 years + R 10240

You are requested to remind congregations within your bounds that above amounts are minima and that you as a Presbytery are encouraged to set your own minima which should be the same as, or above those of the Assembly. Congregations may not pay Stipends below these minima and are encouraged to pay more, as they are able to do so.

2016:

Zambia
Travel Allowance: ZK 275
Pulpit Supply: ZK 275
0 – 5 years ZK 2 915
6 – 15 years ZK 3 150
16 – 25 years ZK 3 400
26 – 35 years ZK 3 670
35 years + ZK 3 965

Zimbabwe
Travel Allowance: US$ 150
Pulpit Supply: US$ 50
0 – 5 years US$ 840
6 – 15 years US$ 907
16 – 25 years US$ 980
26 – 35 years US$ 1 060
35 years + US$ 1 140

South Africa
Travel Allowance: R 5 500
Pulpit Supply: R 500
0 – 5 years R 7 000
6 – 15 years R 7 565
16 – 25 years R 8 170
26 – 35 years R 8 903
35 years + R 9 760

You are requested to remind congregations within your bounds that above amounts are minima and that you as a Presbytery are encouraged to set your own minima which should be the same as, or above those of the Assembly. Congregations may not pay Stipends below these minima and are encouraged to pay more, as they are able to do so.

 

MINIMUM STIPENDS AND TRAVEL ALLOWANCES
The General Assembly set the following scales of minimum stipends for South African congregation:
2014            2015
0 – 5 years           R6 148             R6 516
6 – 15 years         R6 589            R6 984
16 – 25 years        R7 238            R7 672
26 – 35 years        R8 399            R8 903
over 35 years        R9 208            R9 760
It was further agreed that the travel allowance for 2015 should be increased to R5227 per month for ministers working in South African congregations (R4 840 in 2014) and that the pulpit fee should be R480 per service in 2015 (R450 in 2014).
The minimum stipends for Zimbabwean congregations stand as follows (per month):
2014            2015
0 – 5 years             US$ 792        US$ 800
6 – 15 years           US$ 861        US$ 870
16 – 25 years         US$ 899        US$ 910
26 – 35 years         US$ 931        US$ 940
over 35 years         US$ 963        US$ 970
The travel allowance will stay the same at US$150, and Pulpit Supply will stay at US$45

The minimum stipends for Zambia
Minimum stipend: increase from ZK2500 (2014) to ZK2750 (2015)
Minimum Travel: stays at ZK250
Pulpit supply: stays at ZK250