Rich White House Staffers Paid Handsome Salaries

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Nearly half of the Trump administration’s White House staff will earn in excess of $100,000 per year, according to new salary details released last Friday.

While some staff work pro bono, such as “First Daughter” Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, 22 of Trump’s aides, including some with a net worth in the tens of millions of dollars, earn $179,000 per annum.

These include press secretary Sean Spicer, worth $4.5 million; chief of staff Reince Priebus, worth $8 million; senior counselor Kellyanne Conway, who disclosed assets worth up to $39.3 million; and chief strategist Steve Bannon, who sits atop a fortune worth between $9.5 and $48 million.

This comes as no surprise, as a substantial portion of Congress are also millionaires, but it only reflects that the American government is out of touch with the people it rules.

The median American household income was just over $56,500 in 2015, according to data collected by the Census Bureau, a fraction of the salaries paid to many high-profile public servants. While politicians travel to their summer homes and attend yacht parties, many average Americans struggle to keep a roof over their head.

Also making $179,000 is Omarosa Manigault, a former “Apprentice” contestant who now serves as director of communications for the White House office of public liaison.

Compared to the Obama administration in 2016, Trump’s team is smaller by nearly 100 people, but the median salary of Trump employees is about $15,000 more than what employees of the former president received last year. Obama’s most highly paid staffer received $176,461, while Trump’s highest, senior policy adviser Mark House, is paid $187,100.

Combined, Trump’s payroll for 2017 still comes out about $4 million less than Obama’s from last year.

Around 33 percent of Obama’s staff were paid in excess of $100,000; the number is over 40 percent for the Trump team, making the salaries for Trump’s administration more “top heavy.”

The University of Akron’s David Cohen told NPR that Trump’s smaller staff might actually indicate the administration is “having a hard time attracting talent.”

“It’s running right now, but it’s not running particularly well,” Cohen said, adding “You have new levels of stress that few White House staff have ever had to deal with.”

Press secretary Sean Spicer challenged Cohen’s remark, telling NPR “there is a huge demand for jobs” in the administration, and that the purpose of the lean staff was to “give taxpayers the best return.”

In addition to Ivanka and Jared Kushner, “Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental and Technology Initiatives” Reed S. Cordish is also paid nothing, according to the document published Friday.

Congress has required the White House to release staff salary information and staff titles every year since 1995.

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  • elbustaroyjetspeekerson

    “….and chief strategist Steve Bannon, who sits atop a fortune worth between $9.5 and $48 million.” WtFf? THAT’S as close as he can be pinned down?? Nuthin’ fishy THERE……

    Wake UP, Sheep. There is only ONE PARTY. There has ALWAYS been only ONE PARTAY. And WE ain’t never gonna be invited…….That’s ok, tho. We gotsa ROCKIN’ little soiree goin’ on ovuh hyah:

    • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

      It’s a big club. . . and you ain’t in it. . .

      • elbustaroyjetspeekerson

        I wouldn’t have it ANY other way.

    • WKP AnCap

      I think some assets aren’t as easy to judge in dollar terms, so they have to do a range like that. Think a lot of Bannon’s wealth is held in real estate, for example.

      • elbustaroyjetspeekerson

        That’s a MIGHTEE big ‘range’, tho…….I still smell rotten mackerel.

        • WKP AnCap

          Yeah, I’m not 100% sure how they arrived at the number. You can read the Forbes piece I linked in the article to get a bit more detail, but as I said I think it’s mostly because they’re adding up a bunch of non-liquid assets that can’t be valued in dollar terms to a perfect degree of accuracy.

          • elbustaroyjetspeekerson

            Mebbe he’s “tender fluid”??

  • Art V

    Decptive article … what is NOT being noted is that Trumps WH staff is more than 100 people fewer than previous admins, has saved nearly $22Million in costs and has done so with many of his cabinet ALSO NOT taking a salary or a significantly reduced salary – do better next time Will Porter and cut the sensationalism

    • WKP AnCap

      Either that or you ought to read more carefully.

      I very clearly state that Trump has about 100 fewer staff members, and that the combined payroll for Trump’s staff is $4 million less than Obama’s in 2016.

      I haven’t seen the $22 million number, but I’d be glad to check out any article you’d like to recommend.

      The piece might be misleading if the headline made mention of Trump specifically, saying that he personally takes money, for example, but I’m clearly referring to his staff, both in the headline and all throughout the piece.

  • renee ciccioni

    Yeah and these people care about the middle and lower working class. Sure

  • Guillotine_ready

    All the money all the land and all the resources belong to the people of this nation. We have been robbed and bullied and charged to the limit of our endurance and it is time fo rit to stop. We have to band together and put all our grievances with each other aside until we stop these globalists and money grubbers cold.

  • M_111

    Any mention the Trump will pay his staffers a combined total of $35.8 million, while Obama paid his $40.9 million in 2015? How about that yes the number is less but Trump has about 100 less WH employees than Obama had. More work, more money.

  • Todd Burgess

    …while my income has dipped to 4 figures, less than $9,999, per annum…