How Much Does Joe Biden Get Paid? More Than Most Americans

Matt Lillywhite

Joe Biden is paid an impressive six-figure salary, according to Fox Business. "The president is paid $400,000 a year; on top of that, they receive an extra $50,000 expense allowance, a $100,000 non-taxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment." For context, the median salary in the United States is approximately $64,000, according to Our World In Data.

There have been five salary increases for the commander-in-chief since George Washington became the United States' first president in 1789. The most recent increase was in 1999 when President Bill Clinton signed legislation that doubled the salary of sitting Presidents to $400,000.

Here Are The Perks That Joe Biden Receives As President.

  • The White House. Its workforce comprises groundskeepers, florists, valets and butlers, a pastry chef, a 24-hour kitchen crew, and administrative assistants handling business demands. There are also many amenities on the White House grounds, such as a personal movie theater, running track, and a swimming pool.
  • Blair House. It's the official guest house for people who visit the President. The official website says, "When visiting leaders reside here, the flags of their nations fly proudly over Blair House, a courtesy that serves as both a gracious welcome and a symbol of the home's crucial role in diplomatic relations."
  • Air Force One. The President has two customized Boeing 747-200B series aircraft that have an unlimited range since they're capable of refueling in Midair. According to the White House website, "The President and his or her travel companions enjoy 4,000 square feet of floor space on three levels, including an extensive suite for the President that features a large office, lavatory, and conference room. Air Force One includes a medical suite that can function as an operating room, and a doctor is permanently on board. The plane's two food preparation galleys can feed 100 people at a time."

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