Vice President and Congress Getting Raises Too

By • December 28, 2012 Comments

An executive order was issued Thursday which will make the end to the pay freeze for the federal workforce official in the spring. But federal employees aren’t the only ones who are getting a pay raise from the deal – VP Biden and members of Congress will see salary increases also. The increases will be effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after March 27, 2013.

Who is the winner among them? Joe Biden will see a 2.83% pay increase when his annual salary goes from $225,521 last year to $231,900 after the increase takes effect.

Members of Congress will see a 0.5% increase (the same as civilian federal employees) when their annual salaries go from $174,000 (the 2012 annual salary) to $174,900. Just like the federal workforce, Congress has been under a pay freeze since 2010.

The complete list of the new salaries for the vice president and Congress as reported by OPM is included below.

Vice President $231,900
Senators $174,900
Members of the House of Representatives $174,900
Delegates to the House of Representatives $174,900
Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico $174,900
President pro tempore of the Senate $194,400
Majority leader and minority leader of the Senate $194,400
Majority leader and minority leader of the House of Representatives $194,400
Speaker of the House of Representatives $224,600

© 2014 FedSmith Inc. All rights reserved. This copyrighted article may not be reproduced without express written consent of FedSmith Inc.

Tags:

About the Author (  |   )

Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of FedSmith.com. He enjoys writing about current topics that affect the federal workforce. Ian has worked in the web development field since 1998 and does the development and programming for the FedSmith.com web site and its sibling sites (FedsDataCenter.com and TSPDataCenter.com).

Comments

Free Email Updates

Sign up for our free email updates to get our latest news sent directly to your inbox
  • Our top stories sent each business day
  • More news from your FedSmith.com authors
  • The day's closing prices for the TSP funds
  • Videos for the federal workforce