Robert Reich Salary: How Much Does Robert Reich Earn?

American professor, author, lawyer, and political commentator Robert Reich’s salary has varied from year to year.

In 2011, Reich made $176,425 base pay and $235,791 total compensation. In 2019, Reich made $249,533 base pay and $300,354 total compensation.

Reich is regarded as one of the richest Economists & listed as the most popular Economist and according to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Robert Reich’s net worth is approximately $4 Million.

Reich worked in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, and served as Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997 in the cabinet of President Bill Clinton. He was also a member of President Barack Obama’s economic transition advisory board.

Reich has been the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley since January 2006.

Reich is also a political commentator on programs including Erin Burnett OutFront, CNN Tonight, Anderson Cooper’s AC360, Hardball with Chris Matthews, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, CNBC’s Kudlow & Company, and APM’s Marketplace.

Reich is also a distinguished author, who has published 18 books which have been translated into 22 languages, including the best-sellers The Work of Nations, Reason, Saving Capitalism, Supercapitalism, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future, and a best-selling e-book, Beyond Outrage.

Reich is also board chair emeritus of Common Cause and writes his own blog about the political economy at

In 2015, Reich and Kornbluth founded Inequality Media, a nonprofit digital media company.

Inequality Media’s videos feature Reich discussing topics relating to inequality and power primarily in the United States, including universal basic income, labor rights protection, the racial wealth gap, affordable housing, and gerrymandering.