Salaries of members of the United States Congress

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Historical information on the salaries that United States Congressmen have been paid:[1]

Year Salary per diem/annum Percent

Adjustment

In 2014 dollars
1789 $6 per diem
1795 $6 per diem only Representatives
$7 per diem only Senators
1796 $6 per diem
1815 $1,500 per annum $19,085
1817 $6 per diem only Representatives
$7 per diem only Senators
1818 $8 per diem
1855 $3,000 per annum $75,109
1865 $5,000 per annum $76,244
1871 $7,500 per annum $146,107
1874 $5,000 per annum $103,183
1907 $7,500 per annum $187,663
1925 $10,000 per annum $133,587
1932 $9,000 per annum $154,137
1933 $8,500 per annum $153,397
1934 (2/1) $9,000 per annum $157,080
1934 (7/1) $9,500 per annum $165,807
1935 $10,000 per annum $170,276
1947 $12,500 per annum $130,741
1955 $22,500 per annum $196,223
1965 $30,000 per annum $222,206
1969 $42,500 per annum $270,697
1975 $44,600 per annum $193,587
1977 $57,500 per annum $221,500
1979 $60,662.50 per annum $194,778
1982 $69,800 per annum only Representatives $168,569
1983 $69,800 per annum only Senators $163,343
1984 $72,600 per annum $162,891
1985 $75,100 per annum $162,645
1987 (1/1) $77,400 per annum $158,784
1987 (2/4) $89,500 per annum $183,606
1990 (2/1) $96,600 per annum only Representatives $172,342
1990 (2/1) $98,400 per annum only Senators $175,553
1991 (1/1) $125,100 per annum only Representatives $214,192
1991 (1/1) $101,900 per annum only Senators $174,470
1991 (8/14) $125,100 per annum only Senators $214,192
1992 $129,500 per annum 3.5% $215,267
1993 $133,600 per annum 3.2% $215,614
1998 $136,700 per annum 2.3% $197,114
2000 $141,300 per annum 3.4% $191,866
2001 $145,100 per annum 2.7% $193,924
2002 $150,000 per annum 3.4% $195,774
2003 $154,700 per annum 3.1% $198,143
2004 $158,100 per annum 2.2% $196,029
2005 $162,100 per annum 2.5% $194,380
2006 $165,200 per annum 1.9% $193,266
2008 $169,300 per annum 2.5% $185,614
2009-2014 $174,000 per annum 2.8% $191,533 - 174,000
Salaries, shown for US Senators and Representatives. Also shown: salaries adjusted to 2014 US Dollars.

Additional pay schedule for Senate and House positions:

SCHEDULE 6--VICE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS[2]

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

Sources and notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Salaries of Members of Congress: Recent Actions and Historical Tables on Senate.gov, Accessed 1 March 2014
  2. ^ Executive Order 13655 of December 23, 2013, Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay. Office of Personnel Management - Pay & Leave - SALARIES & WAGES - Executive Order for 2014 Pay Schedules

[1]

  1. ^ "Salaries & Wages" (PDF). U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Retrieved 24 November 2014.