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Israel’s PM, MKs, ministers, president to get 15% raises

Yair Lapid earns about NIS 56,300 ($16,500) a month, while his successor will make around NIS 64,700 ($19,000).

The Knesset Assembly Hall, June 30, 2022. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.
The Knesset Assembly Hall, June 30, 2022. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Come January, the salaries of key Israeli government officials, including the president, prime minister, ministers and members of Knesset, are expected to rise by up to 15%, as a wage freeze imposed during the COVID-19 outbreak expires at the end of December.

The pay increases will also apply to judges. Supreme Court President Esther Hayut will see her monthly salary increase from NIS 104,256 (about $30,000) to around NIS 120,000 ($35,000).

President Isaac Herzog’s monthly salary will rise from around NIS 64,600 ($19,000) to roughly NIS 74,300 ($22,000).

Prime Minister Yair Lapid currently earns about NIS 56,300 ($16,500) a month, while the incoming prime minister, Likud chief Benjamin Netanyahu, will make around NIS 64,700 ($19,000).

Deputy ministers and MKs will receive roughly NIS 52,000 (about $15,000), up from around NIS 45,274 ($13,360).

The precise salary levels will be based on the average Israeli salary in October, a figure that will only be published at the beginning of January.

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