Speaker Sue Hickey has claimed her submission to the Tasmanian Industrial Commission, which has argued for the position to attract an increased salary, was leaked in a bid to cause her political damage.
Ms Hickey has argued that her $190,000 salary, which includes additional allowances for office expenditure, entertainment, mobile phone use, and a chauffeured car, was about $80,000 behind her mainland counterparts.
On ABC Radio, she said the claim to the industrial commission was intended to boost the salary package for future speakers.
Ms Hickey said she worked 24 hours a day to attend Parliament and meetings, perform constituency work, and be across all "life and death decisions" which were part of parliamentary business.
Her submission for a higher wage was raised in Parliament on Tuesday.
Labor leader Rebecca White said Tasmanians were outraged that one of the highest paid members of Parliament wanted more money.
Premier Will Hodgman reiterated that Ms Hickey's position was not in line with that of the government who wanted salaries for parliamentarians to be decided independently by the industrial commission.
The commission had last year approved a pay increase for politicians above the government's two-per-cent wage cap policy.
Mr Hodgman said Liberal members had agreed to take a pay increase in line with government policy whereas Labor members had received a higher figure.
Ms Hickey warned Ms White not to reflect on the actions of the speaker in accordance with parliamentary standing orders.
After Question Time, Ms White said Ms Hickey needed to be called into line by her party leader.
"Sue Hickey is out of touch," she said.
"Sue Hickey is arguing for a pay increase for herself ... at the same time that she earns four to five times more than the average Tasmanian worker."
The base salary for a Tasmanian parliamentarian is $140,185.
Mr Hodgman gets a 115 per cent loading on that salary, or an extra $161,212, and Ms White gets a 70 per cent loading - or an extra $98,129.
All politicians get an electorate allowance, which is calculated differently across the divisions.
Ms White, Mr Hodgman and all government ministers have access to a chauffeur.