As the nation’s leaders and figurehead, government officials are responsible for the foreign operations, fiscal policies, armed forces, and others. Their jobs are paramount to the nation and their salaries come as no surprise.
President Barack Obama puts many of the people on the list of bureaucratic appointments and nominations in place. The President is the nation’s leader and figurehead.
Annual base salary: $400,000
Timothy Geithner serves as the principal economic advisor for the President. He gives formulation and recommendations for domestic and international financial, economic, and tax policy. In addition, he is responsible for taking part in the formulation of broad fiscal policies and managing the public debt.
Annual base salary: $191,300
Benjamin Bernanke serves as the chairman of the Federal Reserve. He is in charge of the U.S’s Federal banking system.
Annual base salary: $199,700
Harry Reid has been the Senate Majority Leader since January 2007. He is in charge of maintaining a line of communication between various committees and the senate.
Annual base salary: $193,400
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is appointed by the President. While the president commands the U.S. Armed Forces technically, Admiral Michael Mullen leads the military functionally.
Annual base salary: $220,734.36
Joseph Biden is the current Vice President of the United States. He involves in the President’s decision-making process.
Annual base salary: $227,300
Hillary Clinton is appointed to serve as chief diplomatic representative of the U.S. Her responsibilities include overseeing all State Department operations and foreign operations of the CIA, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Defense Department.
Annual base salary: $186,600
Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe is in charge of overseeing all major regulation changes and helping set postal rates and services.
Annual base salary: $245,000