Compensation Manual

FL-GA District Compensation Manual

A guide to assist Florida-Georgia District, LC-MS Ministries with personnel related items.


Development of These Guidelines
Intended Use for These Guidelines and Special Considerations
Helpful Resources
Determining a Worker’s Salary
Calculating Cost of Living
Additional Considerations
Calculating Years of Experience
Eligibility for Synodical Certification as Commissioned Ministers of Religion
Salary Adjustment Factors
Salary Matrix
Key to Degrees and Certifications Earned
Retirement and Health Plans
Housing Allowance and Home Equity
Vacation Time
Personal Leave Time/Sick Leave
Continuing Education and Sabbatical
Pastors Serving as Military Reserve Chaplains
Conference and Convention Expense
Auto Allowance and Business Expense
Moving Expenses
Jury Duty
Support Staff
Sample Salary Computations