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.
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.