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10 Highest-Paid Government Jobs

9. Secretary of Treasury: Timothy Geithner

- Annual Base Salary: $191,300
- Maximum Job Length: Generally 8 years
- Previous Job: President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Job Description: Appointed by the President, the Secretary of the Treasury serves as the principal economic advisor for the President. According to the Department of the Treasury: “The Secretary is responsible for formulating and recommending domestic and international financial, economic, and tax policy, participating in the formulation of broad fiscal policies that have general significance for the economy, and managing the public debt.” Geithner is a proxy for many other presidential cabinet members, who make the same amount, including Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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