Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver may be yielded some duties to five members of his Democratic conference, but he won’t be giving up the lucrative perk that comes with it: A $41,000 stipend.

Silver spokesman Mike Whyland this morning confirmed Silver will retain the stipend, along with the powers of Assembly speaker.

Whyland also insisted Silver is not losing or ceding his power to the five members, but simply transferring some duties of budget negotiation as he prepares for a coming legal battle after being charged with five counts of felony corruption.

Silver, the speaker since 1994, will have five members assume some responsibilities: Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle, Codes Committee Chairman Joe Lentol, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Denny Farrell, Education Committee Chairwoman Cathy Nolan and Bronx Assemblyman Carl Heastie.

Silver is expected to outline the changes — which his office stresses are temporary — to rank and file lawmakers this afternoon in a closed-door conference.

It remains unclear for now which of the five members will be included in the budget talks with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

Whyland indicated it would be up to the five members to determine who will represent the Assembly in the budget talks.