After Boris Johnson whines about his low salary, here is how much world leaders earn

After reports claimed that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is mulling resignation after six months due to his "low salary", here is how much other world leaders earn on an annual basis:

Leo Varadkar

Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar earns approximately $234,447, which is more than four and a half times the average wage of Irish citizens.



Stefan Lofven

Swedish Prime Minister and Social Democratic Party leader Stefan Lofven earns $244,615 on an annual basis.


Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earns $267,041 per year.

In Canada, the prime minister's compensation includes the Member of the House of Commons Basic Sessional Indemnity, the prime minister's salary, and the prime minister car allowance.


Cyril Ramaphosa

President of the Republic of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa earns $273,470 annually, which is more than 25 times the average wage in South Africa.


Xavier Bettel

Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel earns $278,035 per year. If his base pay were to be distributed to Luxembourg's 596,992 citizens, each would receive 48 cents.


Sebastian Kurz

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz earns $328,584 per year which is more than six times the average wage of Austrian citizens.


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (File photo)


Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Merkel base pay of $369,727 eclipses the average german worker's income of $46,389.



Scott Morrison

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison earns $378,415 annually which is more than seven times the average wage of Australian citizens.


Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump earns $400,000 per year. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. 


Carrie Lam

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam is known for being at the top of one of the best paid bureaucratic systems in the world.

Her salary was recently raised by 12.4 per cent.


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