How Congressional Salaries Stack Up

Most members of Congress make $174,000 a year, amounting to roughly four times the annual paycheck of the average American.

Speaker of the House: $223,500

Most common congressional salary: $174,000

Civilian federal employee: $84,153

State/local employee: $56,992

Average U.S. worker: $44,569

Speaker of the House: $223,500

Most common congressional salary: $174,000

Civilian federal employee: $84,153

State/municipal employee: $56,992

Average U.S. worker: $44,569