Still Rising: Salary of retired US Presidents/House/Senate/Speaker of the House/Majority/Minority Leaders

Salary of retired US Presidents ……………$180,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of House/Senate …………………..$174,00?0 FOR LIFE
Salary of Speaker of the House …………..$223,500 FOR LIFE
Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders ……… $193,400 FOR LIFE

Average Salary of a teacher …………….. $40,065
Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN $38,000

I think we found where the cuts should be made!



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  • Anonymous

    not sure why teachers are included in this as they are paid by individual school districts – don’t seem relevant here…

  • Bob Miller

    I think teachers were listed as a point of reference. Most politicians do not have the education level or skills to be a classroom teacher. Retirement figures for teachers are usually after 20 or more years of teaching. Salrys for politicians are also misrepresented above. Look at for more accurate information.

  • Paul T

    Where do you get “FOR LIFE” for members of the house and senate? Ever heard of elections?

  • Sherm

    This information is false, look it up.
    All members of Congress pay Social Security taxes in the same amounts as they would if they were employed in the private sector at the same salary level. The amount of a congressional pension varies and depends on years of service, age at the time of retirement, and salary.
    Members of Congress are eligible for a pension at age 62 if they have completed at least five years of service. They are eligible for a pension at age 50 if they have completed 20 years of service, or at any age after completing 25 years of service. The amount of the pension depends on years of service and the average of the highest three years of salary. By law, the starting amount of a member’s retirement annuity may not exceed 80 percent of his or her final salary.

  • Germando Echovarde

    The above information about pensions for Congressional leaders does not seeem to be accurate. In fact, it is false. If this information is false, can we assume that all info on this webpage also be false? There is no doubt that there is a vast difference between the retirement pay for military and congressional leaders; but, it would be well to insure that information and comments are indeed accurate. It would be appropriate for the author of this webpage to correct the information above. Unfortunately, those who accept anything and everything that comes to them via internet will continue to believe in the false information. This is a dis-service to the American people.

  • Lonny

    The really stupid thing is that they had a good source for info but, failed miserably in relaying that info. They distorted and twisted the information to mean something it doesn’t. LOL!!!

  • Steven Podhaski

    It is a fact that they get these wages .I would love to be getting over $16,000 a month .You can take it too the bank .Thats $4000 @ week .If I was making that kind of money for being a Senator .Do you think that I would give a dam about high gas prices or high food costs . You can kiss my a– .People that are offended by this are the ones getting these high wages .

  • JustMe

    That’s just malarkey!

  • Larry Mann

    Bull Shot.