FL-GA District Compensation Manual – A guide to assist Florida-Georgia District, LCMS Ministries with personnel related items.

PLEASE NOTE:   Starting January 1, 2019 we will transition to the using the CPS compensation tool which is also located on the website under the Resources Tab.


LCMS Congregational Treasurer’s Manual
LCMS Church Office Administration Resources
Includes things such as Employment Resource Manual, Sample Performance Appraisal Worksheets, Job Descriptions
Concordia Plan Services
CPI Cost of Living Index
Sample Job Descriptions


Sabbatical Guidelines
Reduction in Force Resource Manual
Church Musicians Salary Guides

  • Development of These Guidelines
  • Definitions
  • 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