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The Salary of the U.S. President: How Much Does POTUS Make?

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Exploring the salary of the President of the United States.

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Just like postal workers, teachers, and so many more, the President of the United States is a federal employee. How much do they make? The salary of the U.S. President has changed over the years, reflecting the economic landscape of the country. Here's how much all 46 U.S. presidents have made in office -- not including any outside sources of income they may have had.

In 2000, Congress again doubled the president's salary, so Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden earned $400,000. The salary is not just for the president but also includes various perks and benefits that come with the job. US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill released their federal tax return on Tuesday, showing the couple earned nearly $580,000 last year, including the president's salary.

How much does the U.S. president make each year? While it's true that the president's salary is modest compared to some high-profile CEOs and celebrities, there are other perks that go along with the job. Joe Biden's salary as US President is $400,000, while Jill Biden earned $82,335. While compensation for the U.S. president is very generous, most people who run for the job don't do it to get rich. So how much does the President of the United States really make?

Monday, February 15 is Presidents Day, a day to honor all U.S. presidents past and present. President Joe Biden, who was sworn into office on January 20 as the 46th US president, gets to enjoy the perks that come with the job. An earlier version of this check stated that army rankings above staff sergeant, which range from second lieutenant to general, make less than the president.

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