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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

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.