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Presidential Salaries

How much does the president earn? Directory and list of how much each president earned in salary from George Washington to Barack Obama
Presidential and Vice Presidential Salaries
(Exclusive of Perquisites)

Year Established President Vice President
1789 $25,000 $5,000
1873 $50,000 $10,000
1906 $50,000 $12,000
1909 $75,000 $12,000
1946 $75,000 $20,000
1949 $100,000
$50,000 non-taxable expense account
$30,000
$10,000 non-taxable expense account
1951 $100,000
$50,000 non-taxable expense account
$35,000
$10,000 non-taxable expense account
1953 $100,000
$50,000 taxable expense account
$35,000
$10,000 taxable expense account
1964 $100,000
$50,000 taxable expense account
$43,000
$10,000 taxable expense account
1969 $200,000
$50,000 taxable expense account
$62,500
$10,000 taxable expense account
1979 $200,000
$50,000 non-taxable expense account
$62,500
$10,000 taxable expense account
1994 $200,000
$50,000 non-taxable expense account
$171,000
$10,000 taxable expense account
2001 $400,000 $175,400

Data from Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the Presidency

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