Being the President of the United States is definitely one of the greatest jobs in the world. Not only are you the most powerful person in the free world, but you get paid a hefty salary plus incredible perks like access to Air Force One, Camp David, and of course, The White House. Since 2001, The President has been paid an annual salary of $400,000. He also has access to a $200,000 travel and entertainment expense account. Between 1789 and 1873, the President’s salary was $25,000 which is equal to $525,000 in today’s inflation-adjusted dollars. In 1873, the salary was increased to $50,000 ($992,000 today). In 1909 it was bumped up to $75,000 ($1.9 million), then in 1949 it was raised to $100,000 ($967,000), and then in 1969 the salary was set at $200,000 ($1.2 million).
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