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What is the range of salaries of elected officials?

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In 2011, elected officials of the United States earned salaries that ranged from $13,797 to $400,000, according to the Houston Chronicle. Salaries vary widely at the local, state and federal levels.

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Locally elected government officials include mayors and council members. For example, salaries in 2011 for mayors and city managers in Utah ranged from $13,797 to $215,593. At the state level, elected officials include governors, commissioners and congressmen, and take home pay ranged from $37,980 to $275,000. At the federal level, salaries ranged from $114,500 to $400,000, which was earned by the president of the United States. The vice president made $277,300, while the House speaker earned $223,500. The Office of Personnel Management publicizes the annual income of many elected officials at the federal level.

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