Government officials are those elected or appointed to work in either your local, state, or federal government. Generally, these public service figures earn a smaller salary than their private sector friends – but many are actually paid quite well.
However, considering their daily responsibilities and the pressure stemming from the job, it may (or may not) seem fair to you. Take a look at some of the top annual salaries for various government officials across America.President: $400,000Vice President: $237,700Rank and File Senators and Representatives: $174,000 Speaker of the House: $223,500House and Senate Majority and Minority Leaders: $193,400 Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court: $260, 700Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court: $249,300Secretary of State: $186,600Secretary of Treasury: $191, 300Chairman of the Federal Reserve: $199,700 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: $220,734.36Postmaster General: $245,000Pennsylvania Governor: $190,823Los Angeles City Mayor: $232,000 Kentucky State Lottery CEO: $226,800Florida Education Commissioner: $275,000 The above salaries are before taxes. Use the salary calculator to see the take-home-pay of these elected officials!
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