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U.S. Presidents
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George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
William H. Harrison
John Tyler
James K. Polk
Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant
Rutherford B. Hayes
James A. Garfield
Chester A. Arthur
Grover Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
William H. Taft
Woodrow Wilson
Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard M. Nixon
Gerald R. Ford
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George Bush
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Donald Trump



Presidential Salaries

At the end of this chart is a second chart listing the rank in of pay adjusted for inflation.

President Salary Note
George Washington $25,000 Washington refused to take the money, but he did not want to set a president for other Presidents so he took a smaller salary.
John Adams $25,000  

Thomas Jefferson

$25,000  
James Madison $25,000  
James Monroe $25,000  
John Quincy Adams $25,000  
Andrew Jackson $25,000  
Martin Van Buren $25,000  
William H. Harrison $25,000  
John Tyler $25,000  
James Polk $25,000  
Zachary Taylor $25,000  
Millard Fillmore $25,000  
Franklin Pierce $25,000  
James Buchanan $25,000  
Abe Lincoln $25,000  
Andrew Johnson $25,000  
Ulyssess S. Grant $25,000 Raised to $50,000 in 1873. Grant had four years at each salary.
Rutherford Hayes $50,000  
James Garfield $50,000  
Chester Arthur $50,000  
Grover Cleveland $50,000  
Benjamin Harrison $50,000  
William McKinley $50,000  
Theodore Roosevelt $50,000  
William Taft $75,000  
Woodrow Wilson $75,000  
Warren Harding $75,000  
Calvin Coolidge $75,000  
Herbert Hoover $75,000 Did not accept the salary. He gave the money to charity.
Franklin Roosevelt $75,000  
Harry Truman $75,000 Plus $50,00 for expenses. This was started in 1949.
Dwight Eisenhower $100.000 Plus $50,00 for expenses.
John Kennedy $100,000 Plus $50,00 for expenses.
Kennedy did not take a salary.
Lyndon Johnson $100,000 Plus $50,00 for expenses.
Richard Nixon $200,000 Plus $50,00 for expenses.
Gerald Ford $200,000 Plus $50,00 for expenses.
Jimmy Carter $200,000 Plus $50,00 for expenses.
Ronald Reagan $200,000 Plus $50,00 for expenses.
George H. Bush $200,000 Plus $50,00 for expenses.
Bill Clinton $200,000 Plus $50,00 for expenses.
George W. Bush $400,000 Plus $50,00 for expenses.
Barack Ombama $400,000 Plus $50,00 for expenses.

Presidential Salary Adjusted for Inflation

Thanks to HankW. for providing this information on presidential salaries based on inflation.
He used the calculator at http://www.davemanuel.com/inflation-calculator.php, which gets its data from Oregon State University (http://oregonstate.edu/cla/polisci/sahr/sahr). To calculate these numbers,

Column 1: Ranking in salary based on inflations. (2014)
Column2: Presidents name.
Column3: Salary based in inflation.

1 William Taft $1,720,000
2 William McKinley $1,300,000
2 Woodrow Wilson $1,300,000
4 Theodore Roosevelt $1,230,000
5 Grover Cleveland $1,200,000
5 Benjamin Harrison $1,200,000
7 Franklin D. Roosevelt $1,116,000
8 Rutherford B. Hayes $1,100,000
8 James A. Garfield $1,100,000
8 Chester A. Arthur $1,100,000
11 Herbert Hoover $1,062,000
12 Richard M. Nixon $1,060,000
13 Warren G. Harding $951,000
14 Calvin Coolidge $947,000
15 Harry S. Truman $821,000
16 Gerald R. Ford $802,000
17 Dwight D. Eisenhower $785,000
18 John F. Kennedy $723,000
19 Zachary Taylor $710,000
19 Millard Fillmore $710,000
21 James K. Polk $700,000
22 John Tyler $690,000
22 Ulysses S. Grant $690,000
24 Lyndon B. Johnson $670,000
25 Franklin Pierce $650,000
25 James Buchanan $650,000
27 William Henry Harrison $630,000
28 Jimmy Carter $626,000
28 Andrew Jackson $620,000
30 Martin Van Buren $590,000
31 John Quincy Adams $560,000
32 George Washington $530,000
33 James Monroe $470,000
33 Abraham Lincoln $470,000
35 Thomas Jefferson $460,000
36 George W. Bush $452,000
37 John Adams $440,000
38 Ronald Reagan $417,000
39 Barack Obama $403,000
40 James Madison $390,000
41 Andrew Johnson $360,000
42 George H. W. Bush $328,000
43 Bill Clinton $276,000
     
     

 

 

Topics


- Nicknames for the Presidents

- First Ladies

- Presidents who died in office

-Vice Presidents who became Presidents

- Presidential Salaries

- Oldest living Presidents

 





Sources:

The Presidents of the United States. 22 September 2004: http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/

Davis, Gibbs and Ilus. David A. Johnson. Wackiest White House Pets. New York: Scholastic Press, October 2004

James, Barber and Amy Pastan. Smithsonian Presidents and First Ladies. New York: DK Publishing, 2002

Kane, Joseph Natan. Facts about the Presidents from Washington to Johnson. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1964.

McCullough, Noah, The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia. Random House, USA, 2006

Pine, Joslyn, Presidential Wit and Wisdom: Memorable Quotes from George Washington to Barack Obama . Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, 2009

Huffington Post web site.

Lang, Stephen, The Complete Book of Presidential Trivia, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, 2011

O'Reilly, Bill, and Dugard, Martin, Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2011

St. George, Judith In the Line of Fire: Presidents' Lives at Stake , Scholastic Inc. New York, 2001

In addition to these books, I have also read and have used information from those listed on my Books About Presidents page.

 


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