Federal Government Salaries

Presidential Pay History
Date established Salary Salary Adjusted for Inflation
September 24, 1789 $25,000 $673,451
March 3, 1873 $50,000 $992,777
March 4, 1909 $75,000 $1,954,850
January 19, 1949 $100,000 $967,315
January 20, 1969 $200,000 $1,254,610
January 20, 2001 $400,000 $519,979
Position Salary
Vice President $233,000
Delegates to the House of Representatives $174,000
Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico $174,000
President pro tempore of the Senate $193,400
Majority leader and minority leader of the Senate $193,400
Majority leader and minority leader of the House of Representatives $193,400
Speaker of the House of Representatives $223,500
Congressman Pay History
Year Salary Terms Increase
1789 $6 per diem
1795 $6 per diem only Representatives
$7 per diem only Senators
1796 $6 per diem
1815 $1,500 per annum
1817 $6 per diem only Representatives
$7 per diem only Senators
1818 $8 per diem
1855 $3,000 per annum
1865 $5,000 per annum
1871 $7,500 per annum
1874 $5,000 per annum
1907 $7,500 per annum
1925 $10,000 per annum
1932 $9,000 per annum
1933 $8,500 per annum
1934 (2/1) $9,000 per annum
1934 (7/1) $9,500 per annum
1935 $10,000 per annum
1947 $12,500 per annum
1955 $22,500 per annum
1965 $30,000 per annum
1969 $42,500 per annum
1975 $44,600 per annum
1977 $57,500 per annum
1979 $60,662.50 per annum
1982 $69,800 per annum only Representatives
1983 $69,800 per annum only Senators
1984 $72,600 per annum
1985 $75,100 per annum
1987 (1/1) $77,400 per annum
1987 (2/4) $89,500 per annum
1990 (2/1) $96,600 per annum only Representatives
1990 (2/1) $98,400 per annum only Senators
1991 (1/1) $125,100 per annum only Representatives
1991 (1/1) $101,900 per annum only Senators
1991 (8/14) $125,100 per annum only Senators
1992 $129,500 per annum 3.5%
1993 $133,600 per annum 3.2%
1998 $136,700 per annum 2.3%
2000 $141,300 per annum 3.4%
2001 $145,100 per annum 2.7%
2002 $150,000 per annum 3.4%
2003 $154,700 per annum 3.1%
2004 $158,100 per annum 2.2%
2005 $162,100 per annum 2.5%
2006 $165,200 per annum 1.9%
2008 $169,300 per annum 2.5%
2009-2014 $174,000 per annum 2.8%
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Executive Order 13655 of the Federal Government
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 7, 2016

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