Skip to comments.White House Staffers Got a Raise Last Year, And You Did Not
Posted on 07/06/2011 2:48:02 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
John Cook The White House released its annual salary report last week, and as usual, it's nice to work for Barack Obama: Most staffers who were there for more than a year got a salary bump. A bigger one than you did.
The last time we checked in on White House salaries, we found that an astonishing 75% of continuing staffers got raises from 2009 to 2010a huge number given the fact that, according to compensation experts, most companies had skipped routine raises that year in reaction to the economic crisis that the White House was busy failing to solve. This time aroundfrom 2010 to 2011the ratio is a little less dramatic. Of the 270 White House staffers who have been there for more than a year, 146or 54%received raises. The average salary increase was 8%. If you look at only staffers who got raises, the average increase was twice that.
That's a much bigger raise than the average white-collar worker got. According to a survey conducted last year by the human resources consulting firm Mercer, most firms were projecting a 3% increase in base pay for executives. White House workers did nearly three times as well. Overall, it should be noted, the White House's salary budget contracted slightly, from $38.8 million to $37.1 million, largely because the number of staffers fell. The average salary also dropped from $82,721, or 65% above the median household income, to $81,765or 65% above the median household income.
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My private sector salary has been frozen since 2008.
I didn’t get a COLA on my federal pension this year, but I don’t mind. I figure it’s my contribution to Moose-smell Osama and her posse’s recent safari.
2% is the standard raise for an employee who “meets standards” in terms of job performance in a corporation in the USA, at this time (if you get a raise, that is)
8%!!!!??? I think that’s what I got during Jimmie Carter times....when inflation was running 15%....
These may be tough times for most Americans but they are the best of times for the Marxist’s in this administration.
Are you kidding me? I'm at the TOP of my grade and I got 2.3% for actually contributing to society...
Look at the bright side.
I really think the Baraqqis know they’re outta here after Jan 013.
So they’re rewarding the kiddies ahead of time.
This is ridiculous.....I worked in HR....we RARELY gave raises this large...and usually they were promotions...not just a raise in the same job. Did you see the Direction of African American MEDIA job???