Members of Congress will earn $174,000 plus deluxe benefits next year even though the House calendar shows they will only work for 113 days, just 1/3 of the year. In contrast, 40% of Americans earned less than $20,000 last year and a majority of U.S. workers earned under $30,000.
A bill raising the minimum wage to $10.00 an hour will be introduced this month. How does that compare with the Congressional wage?
“Breaking the numbers down … members of the House of Representatives will make approximately $1,539.82 per day or, given an eight-hour work day, roughly $192.47 per hour.”
— “Congress Working Less Than 1/3 Of Year In 2014, Getting Full Salary,” CBS Miami