How Much Do Federal Politicians and Cabinet Members Get Paid?

government pay scale
government pay scale

Most people don't earn six figures every year, but they sure would like to. By comparison, members of Congress, in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, make at least $174,000 a year. And, other federal politicians and presidential Cabinet members earn even more. Are these politicos worthy of the big bucks? What if they were just out in the world, trying to earn a living?