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10 Highest-Paid Government Jobs

7. Chairman of the Federal Reserve: Benjamin Bernanke

- Annual Base Salary: $199,700
- Maximum Job Length: 14-28 years
- Previous Job: Professor of Economics at Princeton

Job Description: The Chairman of the Federal Reserve is in charge of the Federal banking system of the U.S. As head of the fed, Bernanke dictates and explains the direction of U.S. fiscal policy and works with the Department of the Treasury.

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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