Senator Salaries and Benefits

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As of 2019, the annual salary of each senator is $174,000, with senate leadership earning up to $223,500 per year. Approximately 40% of senators are millionaires.

Along with earning salaries, senators receive retirement and health benefits that are identical to other federal employees and are fully vested after five years of service. In 2006, the average annual pension for retired senators and representatives was between $35,952 and $60,972.

From 1789 to 1855, members of Congress only received a daily payment of $6.00 while in session. In 1855, members began receiving an annual salary of $3,000.


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Sabrina is a former campaign manager who has decided to focus her effort to help people contact senators and get help. She leads our Editorial Team with Ronald and Lawrence to curate content and resources that help us navigate the system.

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  1. I have 2 questions for you. The first one, I read where everyone was getting a raise in Social Security Check this year. My husband did not get one and we would like to know why? The Democrats are giving the illegals money from our Social Security that we worked hard to have when we retire. I don’t know if I am asking the right person, I saw this site and figured I would start here. My second one, can you tell me how to email Republican Senators in regard to why they have not done anything to stop the House Democrats, plus the Biden’s Administration for all the terrible things they are getting away with in destroying our country? I found a couple of pages, but it was confusing to me. Thank you, Patricia Bartley

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