2017-01-10 17:53:04 UTC
By PEGGY FLETCHER STACK | The Salt Lake Tribune
Jan 09 2017
All general authorities earn the same living allowance, spokesman says
after the purported pay stubs show up online.
Mormons and others who wonder about the salaries of top LDS leaders got a
possible peek at those numbers Monday, when purported pay stubs for a
high-ranking church official emerged online.
Copies of the biweekly stubs for Henry B. Eyring then a member of the
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles report that he earned $83,132.75 from the
start of 2000 until the first week of December. Two more pay periods at
$3,096.15 each would have put Eyring's salary at $89,325.05 for the year.
The 16-year-old records were posted by MormonLeaks and show Eyring's
biweekly salary broken down into a living allowance ($2,192.31), parsonage
or clergy housing, ($826.92) and a child allowance ($76.92).
A second newly leaked document, from a more recent year, is a 2014 memo from
the church's Presiding Bishopric (which handles all financial issues for the
faith), noting that the "base living allowance" for all Mormon general
authorities was being raised from $116,400 to $120,000.