President: $200,000; $50,000 expense account; $100,000 nontaxable for travel; $19,000 official entertainment account; free housing
Retired president: $150,000 pension; plus $150,000 to maintain staff
Former first lady: $20,000
Vice president: $181,400; $10,000 expense account; free housing
Presidential Cabinet member (i.e. secretary of defense, attorney general, etc.): $157,000
Here's a list of some federal employees and their current salaries as of August 2000. (The president will receive a $200,000 raise in January) :
Speaker of the House of Representatives: $181,400
Senate president pro tempore: 156,900
Senate and House majority and minority leaders: $156,900
Other senators and representatives: $141,300
Supreme Court chief justice: $175,400
Supreme Court associate justices: $167,900
Congress receives frequent pay raises. In the last 17 years, pay for the average member of Congress has more than doubled, from $69,800 in 1983 to $141,300 in 2000. However, if you were to adjust their 1983 salaries for inflation, members of Congress would make $119,708 in 2000. The president pro tempore of the Senate and the majority and minority leaders of both houses are paid $156,900. The speaker of the House of Representatives makes $181,400. These salaries include the $4,600 pay raise that members of Congress voted themselves in 1999. This year, lawmakers are again pushing to increase their salaries, seeking a $4,200 pay raise that would bump their salary up to $145,500, effective January 2001. To get a better idea about how much money that involves, multiply $4,200 by 535, which is how many members of Congress there are, and you will get $2,247,000. Currently the total pay for all members of Congress is about $75 million.
We are getting bent over,they even get money when that leave office.I think we need to make a computer that can take their place.