The Society has now increased its recommended salaries for the first time since 2013. CPI index rate is currently 2.1%, (As at March 2017). At a minimum organist salaries should be in keeping with CPI.

The American Guild of Organists provides a suggested hours worksheet, which may assist in preparing organist fees.

Type of EventRate
Wedding/Funeral$280 p.h.
Church service (Locum)$180 p.h.
Church organist and choirmaster (not qualified, i.e. a student) - 1 rehearsal per week & 1 - 2 services on Sunday$15,600 p.a.
Church organist and choirmaster (Fully qualified, i.e. AMusA and/or ATCL and/or B.Mus) - 1 rehearsal per week & 1 - 2 services on Sunday$17,328.00 p.a.