Dear Pastors, Parochial Administrators, Parish Stewards, Schools Administrators, and Agency Directors:

Each year, I publish a salary adjustment guideline that serves as the standard guideline for lay employees and priests employed by our parishes, schools, agencies, and administrative office of the diocese. Catholic school teacher salaries will be addressed in a separate communication. For all other lay employees and all priests, I offer the following guideline for 2018/2019 salary adjustments:

For lay employees, a 2.5% increase.

For all priests a 2.5% increase with years-of-service step increase.

I have decided upon this guideline after considering various economic factors including the change in the cost of living over the last year and the current state of the economy.


+Jaime Soto

Bishop of Sacramento

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