MPs' salaries and pensions
From 1st of May 2011 Members of Parliament are paid a salary of 6,335 euros a month, with the figure rising to 6,811 euros after 12 years of service. The Speaker receives 11,675 euros and the Deputy Speakers 9,729 euros a month. MPs' pay is taxable income. A three-person remuneration committee appointed by the Speakers decides on MPs' pay.
In addition to their salary as MPs, committee chairs receive a monthly supplement of 714 euros. The figure for the chairs of the Grand Committee, the Constitutional Law Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Finance Committee and the Audit Committee is 1,178 euros. Within the Finance Committee the chair of the Subcommittee for Tax Affairs and Subcommittee for Administration och Security receives a monthly supplement of 714 euros and the other subcommittee chairs receive 471 euros. This supplement is not paid if a subcommittee chair is entitled to a committee chair´s supplement.
Parliamentary group chairs receive a monthly supplement of 1,178 euros if the group has 16 or more members and 714 euros if it has 3-15 members. No supplement is paid if a group has only one or two members.
Separate remuneration is not paid for attending committee meetings, nor do evening and weekend sessions increase MP´s earnings.
In addition to salary, MPs receive compensation for expenses ranging from 990 to 1,810 euros a month, depending on where they live and whether they have a second home in the Helsinki metropolitan area.
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