Call and Compensation Information and Forms (Form F-1)

Before downloading and completing any of the forms at the bottom of this page, please first review recent updates and then review this information on Completing and Returning the Call and Compensation forms.

Updated 9/14/2021:

The Presbytery of Tampa Bay’s practice for the last several years has been to match changes in the minimum effective salary for ministers (and certain other employees) and recommended annual cost-of-living adjustments with the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) based on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) and announced each October.

In advance of SSA’s expected October announcement, however, the Commission on Ministry voted at its September meeting to publish 6% as a planning figure for an increase in the minimum effective salary and recommended increase in compensation for 2022 based on changes in the CPI-W through July and forecasts for the SSA COLA.

COM also voted to apply the increase to the suggested minimum for 2021 of $46,366 rather than the 2020 minimum of $45,771, for a projected 2022 minimum effective salary of $49,148.

The planning figure represents an increase of $232/month from the suggested minimum ($280/month from the current official minimum).

The final minimum effective salary and recommended annual increase will be published on this webpage and in the eNews after SSA announces its COLA for 2022.

The forms linked from the bottom of the page will be updated after the SSA COLA announcement.

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Please remember that the Commission on Ministry decided in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic not to raise the presbytery minimum effective salary for full-time calls for 2021. The minimum effective salary remained at $45,771.

The Commission did recommend, however, that congregations consider Social Security rate changes for 2021 when discerning salary changes, and that congregations also look for alternate means of affirming the value of their pastor’s work during this time.

For the remainder of 2021:

  • 2021 Presbytery of Tampa Bay Minimum Effective Salary for full-time pastoral service: $45,771
  • Encouraged minimum increase for 2021 based on Social Security COLA: +1.3%
    • For a minister of Word and Sacrament receiving the minimum effective salary in 2020 that COLA would increase the effective salary in 2021 to $46,366.

IMPORTANT: The Commission on Ministry has replaced the comprehensive “Form F-1: (year) Compensation and Call Form” used for the last several years with a new set of forms.

Before downloading and completing any of the forms below, please click to review this information on Completing and Returning the Call and Compensation forms.

The new forms are tailored to different types of pastoral relationships and ministry settings and align more closely with resources produced by the Board of Pensions defining how to compute effective salary, how dues for various benefits are calculated, and the Board’s online calculators.

All of the forms are fillable in a PDF reader and total the entries automatically (though they do not calculate the individual entries).

Please note that the calculations and some other features may not work well if opened in a web browser instead of a standalone PDF app (like Adobe Acrobat Reader, for example).


IMPORTANT: The descriptions in the various lines on the forms have been updated to better align with the “Effective Salary Worksheet” in Understanding Effective Salary of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) published by the Board of Pensions, match the breakouts on the Board of Pensions online calculators, and to include new benefitS and rates introduced in 2021.

Please be sure to use the form appropriate to the position. Contact your COM Liaison or the Stated Clerk if you have any questions about which form applies to your setting.

Prior year forms for reference: