Iraqi journalist Sarmad Al Taie, from Al Alam Newspaper, published an article that reveals Iraq’s top government officials’ salaries.
The ten are: Iraqi President and both Vice Presidents, the Prime Minister and his two deputies, Speaker of the parliament and his two deputies and the head of the judicial council.
The salaries of Iraq’s top officials are not made public and there is no law that specifies their salaries.
Al Taie’s efforts with two of his colleagues resulted in obtaining some figures that he says, was conflicting due to the many allocations that are added to the salaries and can increase it dramatically. The extra allocations include hospitality allocations!! And other allocations like risk allocations. Therefore the numbers that you will see below are just the begining.
Iraqi president: About 700,000 USD a year
Iraqi Vice presidents: 600,000 USD a year but Iraqi news agencies said that Vice President Adel Abdul Mahdi said he receives a One Million USD a month, in total.
Prime Minister office said that Al Maliki receives 360,000 USD a year. But some official sources said that the Prime Minister’s salary is equal to the Iraqi President’s - so they should receive the same salary.
Head of the Judiciary council makes about 100,000 USD a month (not clear on allocations).
Deputy Prime Minister makes about 172,000 USD a year (extra allocations are not clear)
The hit is the pension salary:
80 percent of their last received pay check for the rest of their lives. Add to that if they served in another government post they can receive more than one salary and one pension!