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]

Time FrameSalaryper diem/annum
1789-1815$6.00per diem
1815-1817$1,500per annum
1817-1855$8.00per diem
1855-1865$3,000per annum
1865-1871$5,000per annum
1871-1873$7,500per annum
1873-1907$5,000per annum
1907-1925$7,500per annum
1925-1932$10,000per annum
1932-1933$9,000per annum
1933-1935$10,000per annum
1935-1947$10,000per annum
1947-1955$12,500per annum
1955-1965$22,500per annum
1965-1969$30,000per annum
1969-1975$42,500per annum
1975-1977$44,600per annum
1977-1978$57,500per annum
1979-1983$60,662.50per annum
1983$69,800per annum
1984$72,600per annum
1985-1986$75,100per annum
1987 (1/1-2/3)$77,400per annum
1987 (2/4)$89,500per annum
1990 (2/1)$98,400per annum
1991$101,900per annum
1991 (8/15)$125,100per annum
1992$129,500per annum
1993-1997$133,600per annum
1998-1999$136,700per annum
2000$141,300per annum
2001$145,100per annum
2002$150,000per annum
2003$154,700per annum
2004$158,100per annum
2005$162,100per annum
2006-2007$165,200per annum
2008$169,300per annum
2009-2012$174,000per annum

Additional pay schedule for Senate and House positions:

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

PositionSalary
Vice President$230,700
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 24 December 2012
  2. ^ Executive Order 13641 of April 5, 2013, Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay. Federal Register Vol. 78, No.70, p. 21508