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Almost 2,000 of the 10,000 House staff members make six figure salaries…..

Let me see……435 memebers…right?

23 for each House member….average…

That equal’s more than $200 million just for 20% of the staff…..

I’m sure some of them work their tails off….but….

Damn!….the whole figure has to be a dozzie!

Starting salaries on Capitol Hill are still low — many entry-level congressional jobs pay less than $30,000 a year. And many of the most highly paid staffers could make several times the maximum by jumping to lobbying and consulting jobs in the private sector.

But the salary data, compiled for POLITICO by LegiStorm.com, show that it’s possible to make an enviable living in Congress, even without winning an election.

The 43 staffers who maxed out at $172,500 — the salary cap for leadership and committee staffers — include John Lawrence, chief of staff to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Paula Nowakowski, the late chief of staff to House Minority Leader John Boehner; and House Parliamentarian John Sullivan. They earned only slightly less than rank-and-file members of Congress, who make $174,000.

All the salary data are part of the public record and are culled from congressional office disbursement reports.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/35050.html#ixzz0jLEDZpd2

March 26, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Taxes, The Economy, Updates, Women | , ,

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