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WH: Salaries published of every employee from $172,200 Sr. staff members to $42,000 assistants
The London Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2014 | Francesca Chambers

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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; susanrice; valeriejarrett; whitehouse
Full title: Who earns what at the White House: Salaries published of every employee from $172,200 senior staff members to the lowliest $42,000 staff assistants

Imagine a workplace where $42,000 is gopher's wages? I can. It's called a hedge fund.

1 posted on 07/01/2014 6:54:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This will no doubt raise a lot of hackles on this thread but I think these salaries are entirely too low. When the Chief of Staff of the president the United States makes only $172,000 a year, he is clearly underpaid.

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.


2 posted on 07/01/2014 7:04:20 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford

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


3 posted on 07/01/2014 7:10:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: nathanbedford
these jobs are seen as stepping stones into the private sector in which the public trust is swapped for a very lucrative returns

And that is what it's all about.

4 posted on 07/01/2014 7:14:12 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: nathanbedford

I agree and I hate all those people. I imagine there are perks, though. Lots.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 7:15:29 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: nathanbedford

“... at $172,000 a year, he is clearly underpaid ...”
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I’d do it for $165,000.


6 posted on 07/01/2014 7:25:08 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: nathanbedford

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.


7 posted on 07/01/2014 7:27:49 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: Michael.SF.; Repeal The 17th
My point: pay them a proper salary but shut the revolving door tight.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 7:31:19 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford

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%?


9 posted on 07/01/2014 7:40:23 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I don’t get why the president only makes $400,000. "

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. ;-)

10 posted on 07/01/2014 7:41:53 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


11 posted on 07/01/2014 7:44:40 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


12 posted on 07/01/2014 7:48:20 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: MV=PY

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.


13 posted on 07/01/2014 7:50:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Inyo-Mono
I was in Des Moines, Iowa, which is not exactly New York City or San Francisco. And it was 100% commission. Selling (actually placing) pay phones. Remember them? And if you'd like six figures, FReepmail me a resume and I'll do my damnedest to find it for you.
14 posted on 07/01/2014 7:53:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


15 posted on 07/01/2014 8:21:32 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It ain’t the money. It’s the perks. Priceless and off the books.


16 posted on 07/01/2014 8:23:50 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If congress had any b@lls they’d totally defund this cesspool of corruption.


17 posted on 07/01/2014 8:28:33 PM PDT by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: MV=PY

Compensation

Presidential pay history

Date established

Salary

Salary in 2012
dollars

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
Sources:[75][76][77]

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.[78][79] 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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_United_States


18 posted on 07/01/2014 9:16:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you! Very interesting, I had no idea.

And an apology for one too many wines & laziness. Normally I do my own homework. :)


19 posted on 07/02/2014 2:15:33 AM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: nathanbedford

“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.


20 posted on 07/02/2014 3:32:16 AM PDT by all the best
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


21 posted on 07/02/2014 3:34:35 AM PDT by all the best
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To: nathanbedford
This will no doubt raise a lot of hackles on this thread but I think these salaries are entirely too low. When the Chief of Staff of the president the United States makes only $172,000 a year, he is clearly underpaid.

It's not the money, it's the power.

22 posted on 07/02/2014 4:05:13 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: nathanbedford
You are forgetting about all the perks that go with that $172,000.

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.

23 posted on 07/02/2014 4:15:33 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


24 posted on 07/02/2014 4:17:39 AM PDT by IamConservative (If fighting fire with fire is a good idea, why do the pros use water?)
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To: all the best

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3175015/posts?page=5#5


25 posted on 07/02/2014 7:27:07 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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