Compensation and Benefits

At FLVS, we understand the importance of offering a competitive compensation and benefits package in order to attract and retain the best of the best. FLVS can hire anyone who is eligible for employment/reemployment under the Florida Retirement System (FRS) guidelines. We are proud to sponsor a robust benefits package to all full-time, benefits eligible employees. This package provides many employer paid and voluntary options from which the employee can choose. These options allow employees to customize a benefits package which will truly meet the needs of their family.

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  • Full-time 12 months Instructors are compensated $57,000 at the point of hire, paid in biweekly installments.
  • Full-time 10 months Instructors are compensated $47,500 at the point of hire, paid in biweekly installments.

Full-time employees are eligible for a review for the advanced degree supplement upon the employee’s hire date at FLVS.

The advanced degree cannot be the degree level required in the minimum qualifications for the position.  If a position requires a Master’s degree, then the employee is only eligible if the advanced degree is Specialist or above and meets the other eligibility requirements below.

Once approved, the supplement amount is broken out and paid in biweekly installments and is not part of base pay and will not be listed on the contract. The approved supplement continues and will be re-evaluated for eligibility any time the employee changes positions.

Payments for advanced degrees may be awarded upon receipt of an official transcript by Compensation, Human Resources and be retroactive to the employee’s hire date at FLVS; the date the degree was awarded; or the beginning of the current fiscal year, whichever is later.

  • Per State Statute, the degree major or specialization must align directly with one of the employee’s certifications to be eligible.

Employees must submit their official transcript to Compensation at for review. It is not an automatic process, although Compensation runs reports to monitor any possible eligible employees, however it is the employee’s responsibility to submit their official transcript to Compensation department for review.

  • 12-month Master’s degree - $2,500
  • 12-month Specialist degree - $4,000
  • 12-month Doctorate degree - $5,000

*Amounts are prorated for 10-month employees depending on number of contract days in that fiscal year.

Yes, we accept district-approved sick leave hours transferred from other districts. There is no cap amount of sick leave that can be transferred over from another school district to FLVS. The hours, however, will not be immediately available for use. Hours are accrued into your balance in eight-hour increments at the beginning of the month. You will need to contact your former district and request that your information be sent to FLVS.

No, tenure status does not transfer.

Yes, FLVS is an FRS employer and your “years of service” will follow you. While working with FLVS you may continue your participation in either the investment or pension plan option with FRS.

Yes, eligible FRS employees who work for FLVS may participate in DROP. FLVS does not offer a DROP extension beyond the max of 60 months.

FLVS does not offer support for the cost of applying for National Board Certification and there is currently no bonus incentive offered by the state to provide additional compensation.
  • Group Basic Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Group Basic Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group medical plans (FLVS contributes a significant portion of both the employee and the dependent premium)
  • Group dental plans (FLVS pays for the cost for employee only Low Option Dental)
  • Pension Plan (Florida Retirement System (FRS))
  • A generous time off policy which includes paid time off for vacations and holidays
  • Flexible working time with a focus on work/life balance
  • Advanced Degree Supplement
  • Wellness Programs
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Group Vision Insurance
  • Group Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Group Supplemental Accident
  • Group Critical Illness with Cancer Coverage
  • Group Supplemental Health Options Plan (SHOP)
  • Group Supplemental Short Term Disability Buy-Up Insurance
  • Group Legal and Identity Theft plan
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan