How much does a Prime Minister make?

Netanyahu tweets his salary

The prime minister posted a picture of his pay stub on his Twitter account. While he makes NIS 48,815, he pays almost 45% in income taxes, and takes home NIS 17,645.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu published his pay stub in a rare move earlier this week, showing citizens that he makes NIS 48,815 every month, which, after taxes and other expenses, amounts to a net income of NIS 17,645 ($4,583).



The Prime Minister's Office explained that the decision to publish the pay stub came following several requests recently, including some from journalists.


The picture of his pay stub from February 2016 was first published on the Prime Minister's Twitter account and shows that Netanyahu pays NIS 21,572 in income tax, NIS 2,652 for national insurance, and NIS 2,054 for health insurance.




Benjamin Netanyahu's paystub for February 2016
Benjamin Netanyahu's paystub for February 2016


A further NIS 12,440 is taken from Netanyahu's paycheck for "vehicle expenses." This large amount is due to the fact that the Prime Minister travels in a high-end armored vehicle chosen by the Shin Bet, not by Netanyahu personally.


Netanyahu also pays NIS 201 for service on three phones, one of which is a cell phone. It should be noted that the Prime Minister doesn't use a cell phone personally.


The pay stub also reveals that the Prime Minister has a further NIS 1,330 deducted for food expenses at work.


For February, Netanyahu received a NIS 3,408 bonus for cost of living expenses, which is in line with the same bonus that all ministers and MKs received. The stub also shows that Netanyahu clocked in only 42.5 hours a week, though he purportedly works considerably more than that.


פרסום ראשון: 03.18.16, 08:29
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