=5.) Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland – $340,000
Higgins annual salary is $340,000; after taking office he requested that his salary be reduced by 23.5 percent from €325,000 to about €250,000.
=5) Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg – $340,000
Xavier Bettel has been the Prime Minister of Luxembourg since 4 December 2013. His annual income is $340,000. He has previously served as Mayor of Luxembourg City. He is a member of the Luxembourg Democratic Party.
7.) Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada – $296,400
PM Stephen Harper is six on the list with a salary of US$29,400 yearly. Most people will argue he is earning too much.
8.) John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand – $290,000
John Key is the Prime Minister of New Zealand. His annual salary is $290,00o. It is around 10 times the salary of an average New Zealand citizen.