Contrary to what some believe

The US Vice President gets a salary that is not in line with his great responsibilities

Kamala Harris is the highest-paid woman in the White House.

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Almost everyone knows that, being President of the United States, it means a very large salary, but what about that person being the Vice President? This person, being the second in command, means that he bears a great deal of responsibility, so his position must be accompanied by a salary in line with these responsibilities (or so some believe). And if so, how much do vice presidents get paid in office? This salary may not be as mouth-watering as we imagine, but it's still very tempting.

Although the vice president's salary has changed over time, as of 2021, it is $235,100 per year. While that may not seem like much compared to the annual salary of the president of the United States, which amounts to 400,000 dollars a year, it is still much more than the average American worker earns, according to the latest data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a vice president's salary increases by about 182 One thousand dollars for the “average annual wage for a full-time salaried worker in the United States,” which is only 53,490 dollars per year.

However, the vice president's salary can be increased, but only if approved by Congress.

The vice president's annual salary has remained unchanged since before 2014, when lawmakers in Washington, DC, agreed to freeze pay rates during former president Barack Obama's second term.

Although House Republicans aimed to increase the vice president's salary under the Trump administration, their proposal was not approved by both houses of Congress.

However, Vice President Kamala Harris broke the record as one of the highest-paid women in the White House, when she was appointed to the position on January 20, 2021.

Of course, that pay comes with a lot of work, and although the roles of the vice president vary, he is always expected to take on the role of advisor and partner to the president, as well as the presidency of the US Senate.

In 2021, Harris herself took on a host of complex issues including voting rights and immigration.

However, money isn't everything: The vice president position comes with plenty of unique and luxurious amenities, like a $100,000 taxable expense allowance, free housing, free transportation, a private office, and a personal staff of about 80.

Indeed, once appointed, the vice presidents have the privilege of moving into a 9,150-square-foot Victorian mansion not far from the White House.

So if you're concerned about whether or not Harris is struggling to survive in an area with one of the highest costs of living in the country, make sure she's living a good life and getting more rest.

• According to the latest data issued by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the vice president's salary is about 182,000 dollars more than the “average annual wage for a full-time wage or salary worker in the United States,” which is only 53,490 dollars per year.

• The position of Vice President comes with many unique and luxurious amenities, such as a taxable expense allowance of $100,000, free housing, free transportation, a private office, and a personal staff of approximately 80 employees.

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