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10 Highest-Paid Government Jobs

3. Vice President: Joseph Biden

- Annual Base Salary: $227,300
- Maximum Job Length: 8 Years
- Previous Job: Senator from Delaware

Job Description: While the Vice President of the United States is the second-in-command of the executive branch, and aids the president in all of his bureaucratic and diplomatic efforts. The VP is also officially the President of the Senate, and presides over all meetings, although his only important role is to serve as the tiebreaker in the event of a voting deadlock. Vice President Biden is also next-in-line for the presidency should Obama die or become incapacitated.

(AP Photo/John McConnico)

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