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Senate Salaries (1789 to Present)


YearsSalary
1789_18151789–1815$6.00 per diem
1815_18171815–1817$1,500 per annum
1817_18551817–1855$8.00 per diem
1855_18651855–1865$3,000 per annum
1865_18711865–1871$5,000 per annum
1871_18731871–1873$7,500 per annum
1873_19071873–1907$5,000 per annum
1907_19251907–1925$7,500 per annum
1925_19321925–1932$10,000 per annum
1932_19331932–1933$9,000 per annum
1933_19351933–1935$8,500 per annum
1935_19471935–1947$10,000 per annum
1947_19551947–1955$12,500 per annum
1955_19651955–1965$22,500 per annum
1965_19691965–1969$30,000 per annum
1969_19751969–1975$42,500 per annum
1975_19771975–1977$44,600 per annum
1977_19781977–1978$57,500 per annum
1979_19831979–1983$60,662.50 per annum
19831983$69,800 per annum
19841984$72,600 per annum
1985_19861985–1986$75,100 per annum
19870101_19870203Jan 1, 1987 – Feb 3, 1987$77,400 per annum
19870204Feb 4, 1987$89,500 per annum
19900201Feb 1, 1990$98,400 per annum
19911991$101,900 per annum
19910815Aug 15, 1991$125,100 per annum
19921992$129,500 per annum
19931993$133,600 per annum
19941994$133,600 per annum
19951995$133,600 per annum
19961996$133,600 per annum
19971997$133,600 per annum
19981998$136,700 per annum
19991999$136,700 per annum
20002000$141,300 per annum
20012001$145,100 per annum
20022002$150,000 per annum
20032003$154,700 per annum
20042004$158,100 per annum
20052005$162,100 per annum
20062006$165,200 per annum
20072007$165,200 per annum
20082008$169,300 per annum
20092009$174,000 per annum
20102010$174,000 per annum
20112011$174,000 per annum
20122012$174,000 per annum
20132013$174,000 per annum
20142014$174,000 per annum
20152015$174,000 per annum
20162016$174,000 per annum
20172017$174,000 per annum
20182018$174,000 per annum
20192019$174,000 per annum
20202020$174,000 per annum
20212021$174,000 per annum

Note: Since the early 1980s, Senate leaders–majority and minority leaders, and the president pro tempore–have received higher salaries than other members. Currently, leaders earn $193,400 per year.