Netanyahu Takes Home $4,500 Per Month for ’42-Hour’ Work Week, Salary Slip Reveals
The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu uploaded a photo of his February salary slip to social media on Tuesday, the Hebrew news site Walla reported.
What the photo revealed was that the Israeli premier’s monthly gross salary is approximately NIS 44,000 ($11,290), and with an additional cost-of-living increase, it reaches some NIS 48,000 ($12,319) – bringing his net income to NIS 17,645 (approximately $4,500).
From the salary slip in question, the total of nearly NIS 31,000 that was deducted included NIS 21,000 in income tax; NIS 5,000 for national insurance (social security) and health insurance; and another NIS 3,500 to an unknown source (the line was blacked out).
The slip also indicates that Netanyahu is employed full-time, based on a 42-hour work week, and that he pays 48% in taxes.
According to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, the average monthly gross salary in the general population in October 2015 was approximately NIS 9,700 (around $2,500).