1. President: Barack Obama
- Annual Base Salary: $400,000
- Maximum Job Length: 8 Years
- Previous Job: Senator from Illinois
Job Description: The President is the head executive branch, the Commander in Chief of the armed forces, and the nation’s leader and figurehead. Obama is responsible for a great number of bureaucratic appointments and nominations, and many of the people on this list are put in place by the president.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)