Official Notice: LCMS salary information (November 2016)

The Synod’s policy of full financial disclosure provides for making available to members of the Synod (congregations, pastors, teachers and others on the roster), on written request, the salary grid scales of all Synod and district officials, staff and faculty members of CUS, and International Center staff.

The reported salaries are as of the date of publication. Officers and staff are responsible for providing their own housing.  In addition to salaries, the Synod pays 100 percent of the Concordia Plan Services premium for the employee and provides a housing differential equal to 5 percent of salary for lay employees in classes SM – 9.  The president receives an allowance for additional expenses.

Base Salaries at Point of Publication (Actual)

President: $252,573

First Vice President: $182,823

Secretary: $168,382

Chief Administrative Officer: $189,640

Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer: $182,823

Chief Mission Officer: $173,433

Additional information including salary grid scales of all Synod and district officials, staff and faculty members is available to congregations, pastors and rostered teachers by written request to Val Rhoden-Kimbrough, executive director of Human Resources, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.

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