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.

Executive Branch

President of the United States

2017: $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.

Vice President of the United States

2017: $230,700

2000: $181,400

Legislative Branch - US Congress

Rank-and-File Senators and Representatives

2017: $174,000

2000: $141,300

Speaker of the House

2017: $223,500

2000: $181,400

House and Senate Majority and Minority Leaders

2017: $193,400

2000: $156,900

Note: Congress last accepted the automatic annual salary increase in 2009.

Judicial Branch

Chief Justice of the United States

2017: $263,300

2000: $181,400

Associate Justices of the Supreme Court

2017: $251,800

2000: $173,600