Posts Tagged ‘public service salary’

Salaries across the United States…

February 9, 2011

How much does the President of the United States earn??

The president earns a $400,000 annual salary… since 2001″

Can we all agree that the Office of the President of the United States of America is the most difficult, complex and stressful public position in the United States? 

If there is another public position that you think is more difficult, please let me know.  Let’s discuss it. 

I believe that the President is the hardest.  The President gets paid $400,000 per year.

These next stories make me disgusted.

1)  Eight city works have been charged for taking too large a salary near Los Angeles, CA.  The mayor was being paid $800,000.  The others were making slightly less.

2)  A Wayne Township (Indiana) School Superintendent gets a $1,000,000 retirement package.  That is a township!  It is not even classified as a city.

3) Smithsonian secretary Lawrence M. Small earned $915,568 for one year of work, while he took 10 weeks vacation.  It is a museum!!

These are just the few instances that I know about, I am sure there are more.

Can we write a law that states, very simply:  No one working for any public entity (city, state or federal) may receive more compensation than the President of the United States’ annual salary.  If  an organization receives money from any government in the form of funding, no one working for that organization may receive more compensation than the President of the United States’ annual salary.

The second sentence is meant to cover organizations such as Planned Parent hood (received $300,000,000 from the feds, ceo earned $1,000,000).  Also, I may need to add that you if you work for more than one entity, your total compensation from public organizations may not be more than the Presidents.  That is it.  No grey areas.  If you work for the public, you will NOT earn more than the President, whose job is more demanding than yours.