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As of 2015, what are the salaries of U.S. senators?

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As of 2015, the salary of a U.S. senator is $174,000 a year plus benefits. The salary of U.S. senators is lower than the typical salary of mid-level business executives and managers. Members of the House of Representatives make the same amount as senators.

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Leaders of the Senate are paid higher than rank-and-file members. The majority and minority leaders of the U.S. Senate, who are currently Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid, are paid a salary of $193,400. The president of the senate is the vice president of the United States, and he gets paid $230,700. The president is the highest paid official in the government, making a salary of $400,000.

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