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September 26, 2003 - Image 108

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-09-26

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or Orthodox rabbi,
basically the same.
Here's the breakdown in salaries,
according to officials in, each
stream:
• Reconstructionist. Starting
rabbis can expect to earn between
$70,000 and $90,000 annually.
More seasoned Reconstructionist
rabbis earn between $80,000 and
$200,000, with the most senior
rabbis in larger congregations in
major metropolitan areas com-
manding top dollar.
Unlike the Reconstructionist or

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OrthOdox movements, the Reform
and Conservative movements limit
inexperienced rabbis seeking solo
pulpits to smaller congregations.
Reform and Conservative rabbis
right out of seminary are encour
aged to serve as assistant rabbis
first, usually for larger cong-rega.-
tions with crreater pastoral needs.
• Reform. Starting Reform rab-
bis can lead a congregation up to
165 households, and they earn a
median income of $77,500. For
fo
Triao-ocrues of between
with
fa milies ,
earn a median
0. For svna-
come 6,
%
600 families, rab-
(moues
is earn a median income of
$128,000. For congregations
between 601 and 900 families, the
median income level is $157,000:.
for 901 and 1,999 families, the
median salary is $184,000, and for
the most senior rabbis in syna-
gogues with more than 1,200 fam
ilies, the median salary is
$218,000.
• Conservative. Starting
Conservative rabbis graduating
from the seminary can expect to

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