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Annual Salaries of Top US Government Officials

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Shown below are the current annual salaries for the top elected and appointed US government officials, along with the annual salaries for these officials in 2000 or 2001.

Executive Branch

President of the United States
2014: $400,000
2000: $200,000

Note: The president's salary was increased from $200,000 to $400,000 in 2001. The president's current salary of $400,000 includes a $50,000 expense allowance.

Also See: Presidential Pay, Compensation and Benefits

Vice President of the United States
2014: $230,700
2000: $181,400

Legislative Branch - US Congress
Rank-and-File Senators and Representatives
2014: $174,000
2000: $141,300

Also See: The 10 Wealthiest Members of Congress

Speaker of the House
2014: $223,500
2000: $181,400

House and Senate Majority and Minority Leaders
2014: $193,400
2000: $156,900

Note: Last salary increase for Members of Congress came in 2009.

Also See: Salaries and Benefits of US Congress Members
Judicial Branch
Chief Justice of the United States
2014: $255,500
2000: $181,400

Associate Justices of the Supreme Court
2014: $244,400
2000: $173,600

Federal Circuit Judges
2014: $211,200
2000: $149,900

Federal District Judges
2014: $199,100
2000: $141,300

Also See: The U.S. Federal Court System

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