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The Numbers

This table shows changes in congressional pay rates since 1975. Pay was stable in between the years listed.

Year

Annual Salary

1975$44,600
1977$57,500
1979$60,662
Dec. 1982House: $69,800
July 1983Senate: $69,800
1984$72,600
1985$75,100
1987$77,400
March 1987$89,500
1990House: $96,600
 Senate: $98,400
Jan. 1991House: $125,100
 Senate: $101,900
Aug. 1991Senate: $125,100
1992$129,500
1993$133,600
1998$136,673

Sources: Congressional Quarterly, House Member Services, Senate Disbursing Office

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