Attorney General designee Eric Holder may be looking forward to becoming the nation's top law enforcement official, but the job comes with a big pay cut. Last year, as a partner of powerhouse Washington law firm Covington & Burling, he made more than $2.1 million, according to the questionnaire he had to fill out for the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of his approval hearings next month. (Click here to see the full form)
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The Attorney General makes a salary of $186,600.
In addition, Holder says he will be due about $2.5 million from the law firm in 2009 from deferred compensation, compensation for work performed in the current year, repayment of his partner equity account and a $1.3 million "separation payment."
And that's all from working for the firm only since 2001 when he last left the Justice Department.