As noted in an article posted on FedSmith.com earlier today, the President signed an executive order setting the average pay increase for federal employees at 2.1% and setting a 1.9% pay increase for the Vice President, Congress, and Supreme Court justices. The President’s annual salary of $400,000 was not increased under the terms of the order.
The actual numbers generated by the 2.1% increase for federal employees are available now in the 2006 general schedule and locality pay tables. But what are the actual numbers for the 1.9% increase that the other government officials are getting? Here’s a quick breakdown:
|Government Official||New Pay in 2006|
|Vice President, House Speaker, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court||From $208,100 to $212,100|
|Associate Justices of the Supreme Court||From $199,200 to $203,000|
|House and Senate majority and minority leaders||From $180,100 to $183,500|
|Members of Congress||From $162,100 to $165,200|