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Congress Pay & Perks

Beginning in 2009, legislators serving in the US Congress have earned $174,000 annually. Learn more about their pay and perks here. 

Leaders of the House and Senate are paid a higher salary than other members.

Senate Leadership
Majority Party Leader - $193,400
Minority Party Leader - $193,400

House Leadership
Speaker of the House - $223,500
Majority Leader - $193,400
Minority Leader - $193,400

A cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) increase takes effect annually unless Congress votes to not accept it.