Skip to comments.WH: Salaries published of every employee from $172,200 Sr. staff members to $42,000 assistants
Posted on 07/01/2014 6:54:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The White House is required provide Congress with an annual list of every one of its employees
It's 2014 list, published today, shows that the president has 456 aides
The lowest paid White House staffers make $42,000 a year, while the president's senior staff members make nearly four times that at $172,200
The White House published its annual list of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue staff their salaries today.
This year's list reveals that 456 aides serve at the pleasure of the president and make anywhere from $42,000 a year to $172,200 a year.
Among the highest paid White House staffers are: National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Senior Adviser to the president Valerie Jarrett, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Counselor to the president John Podesta.
The White House has been required by law to disclose the names, titles and salaries of every one of its employees to Congress since 1995.
'Consistent with President Obama's commitment to transparency,' Obama's administration has also opted to make the data available to the public each year in an easily searchable chart.
Because of a pay freeze instituted by the president, senior-level White House staffers have continued to earn same exact amount as they did when the president took office....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Imagine a workplace where $42,000 is gopher's wages? I can. It's called a hedge fund.
I want a salary to be commensurate with the responsibility and these people are operating at a very high level requiring great sacrifice of time family etc. If they were working at the equivalent level in the private sector they would be making far, far more.
I do object, however, to the revolving door in which these jobs are seen as stepping stones into the private sector in which the public trust is swapped for a very lucrative returns. That is where the real harm to the country comes, not from the actual money paid to these people.
This has nothing to do with the personal loathing I feel for virtually everyone named in this article.
I don’t get why the president only makes $400,000. There were years in the 80’s that I made more than that in telephone sales, and that was back when the president made, I believe, $250,000. That’s just silly. The CEO of a relatively small company makes millions on average. Of course, when I worked at the WH I only made $397 to about $1,600 a month. LOL
And that is what it's all about.
I agree and I hate all those people. I imagine there are perks, though. Lots.
“... at $172,000 a year, he is clearly underpaid ...”
I’d do it for $165,000.
Sorry, but this is classic supply and demand at work. He can pay low because of the prospects of huge salaries after they leave the WH. Look at George Stepanoplis as an example.
My point: some of y’all must be taking in a right tidy sum
if you think that $172,000 qualifies as being “underpaid”.
Doesn’t that put them in the top 5%?
Remember, the President has a very nice life style (jets at his command, servants, chefs, etc.), and has zero expenses.
I'm guessing that's not part of your job description. ;-)
The presidential salary includes about $200 million dollars a year in perks and a lifetime full pay retirement pension that is adjusted for inflation.
George Washington tried to serve with no salary, but Congress forced one on him.
My highest salary in the 1980s was around $20,000 per year with a highly technical position. Even now 42,000 would be fantastic. Guess that’s what I get for living in a small town.
Actually, they do have to pay for some things and the servants, chefs, etc. are partially for the executive mansion itself, other employees who work there, upkeep, dignitary visits, dinners and lots of other things. It’s not just a private family residence, it is also a large office complex, diplomatic headquarters, communications center, military facility, press mélange, museum, government compound and so much more.
I understand that it’s quite an operation, and has to be.
But I never heard that the President must pay personal expenses. Do you have more info on that? Link perhaps?
It ain’t the money. It’s the perks. Priceless and off the books.
If congress had any b@lls they’d totally defund this cesspool of corruption.
Presidential pay history
Salary in 2012
September 24, 1789 $25,000 $673,451
March 3, 1873 $50,000 $992,777
March 4, 1909 $75,000 $1,954,850
January 19, 1949 $100,000 $967,315
January 20, 1969 $200,000 $1,254,610
January 20, 2001 $400,000 $519,979
Since 2001, the president has earned a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment. The most recent raise in salary was approved by Congress and President Bill Clinton in 1999 and went into effect in 2001.
The White House in Washington, D.C., serves as the official place of residence for the president; he is entitled to use its staff and facilities, including medical care, recreation, housekeeping, and security services. The government pays for state dinners and other official functions, but the president pays for dry cleaning and food that he, his family, and personal guests consume; the high food bill often amazes new residents.
Thank you! Very interesting, I had no idea.
And an apology for one too many wines & laziness. Normally I do my own homework. :)
“I want a salary to be commensurate with the responsibility”
The responsibilities of these people is way too vast. That’s the problem> You are apparently comfortable with these people running every aspect of our lives. Minimum wsge would be about right for their constitutional responsibilities.
If you think $400,000 is too low, then why do so many fight so hard for the job. Do not dare to compare government and private corporations. When “conservatives” don’t get the difference, there is not much hope.
It's not the money, it's the power.
I took a job close to that amount in the private sector and it seemed low. That is until I realized I was getting $900/mo for driving allowance, clothing allowance, and expense account which basically allowed me to eat at restaurants at company expense (so long as I was on road performing company work). Whenever I needed to travel, the company had a department that arranged plane tickets, transportation, hotel reservations and so forth. Basically I didn't have to pay for anything out of pocket Monday through Friday.
So when you add in all those perks, the "modest" salary is much more. Then you have the power of the position as well.
Wonder of any enterprising Republican will be smart enough to take this list and show that women are suffering from pay inequality in the Obeyme White House?