In 1955, the President of the United States enjoyed a base salary of $100,000. Today he is paid $400,000. We have experienced annual inflation averaging 3.98% between then and now. Strictly speaking, Ike made more than W, who would need a salary of $791,000 today for parity with 1955 dollars.
The Veep in 1955 was Nixon and he got $35,000, or $276,850 in today's money. Today, Dick Cheney is paid $221,100.
Executive compensation ain't what it used to be in the public sector. Good thing they are all millionaires.