Fed. Govt.: President George Bush Issues 2008 Federal Employees’ Pay Schedule; Federal Judges Receive COLA

President George Bush issued Executive Order 13454, which provides the pay schedule for federal employees for 2008. The recent appropriations bill provided for cost of living adjustments for several classes of federal employees.

One group is the one for federal judiciary (see schedule 7 of Executive Order 13454) (amounts in chart are in dollars).

Judicial position Annual Salary in 2007 Annual Salary in 2008 % Increase
Chief Justice of the U.S.

212,100

217,400

2.5

Sup. Ct. Associate Justices

203,000

208,100

2.5

Circuit Judges

175,100

179,500

2.5

District Judges

165,200

169,300

2.5

Judges of Int’l Trade Court

165,200

169,300

2.5

Also in Executive Order 13454, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S Senate will receive $169,300 in 2008, an increase from $165,200 in 2007.

Contrary to Chief Justice John Roberts, I feel that the federal judicary is already well compensated (click on the federal judiciary tag in the right column for my previous posts on the federal judiciary pay issue).

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