Titles and salaries of White House Office employees released

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Friday, the White House released a list of salary information for employees of President Trump’s executive office, a requirement since 1995. Since that time, the White House has provided Congress with a report that details the titles and salaries of all White House Office employees.

The report lists the earnings of nearly 400 people, 18 of which are listed as “detailees,” or people pulled from other agencies or organizations to temporarily serve in a White House role.

Typically, the highest-paid aides are those closest to the president, and Trump’s administration is no exception. The highest-paid White House appointees have the highest salaries of $179,700. The Hill notes that there is one exception – Mark S. House. House is on loan to the White House from another agency, and he’s earning $187,000.

The 16-page document includes the 22 White House employees with the highest salary of $179,700 annually:

  • Stephen Bannon, chief strategist and senior counselor
  •  Thomas Bossert, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism
  • Andrew Bremberg, Domestic Policy Council director
  • Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor
  • Ricky Dearborn, the deputy chief of staff for legislative, cabinet, intergovernmental affairs and implementation
  • John DeStefano, director of presidential personnel
  • Jason Greenblatt, special representative for international negotiations
  • Joseph Hagin, deputy chief of staff for operations
  • Hope Hicks, director of strategic communications
  • Joseph Kellogg Jr., executive secretary and chief of staff for the National Security Council
  • Omarosa Manigault, director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison
  • Kathleen McFarland, deputy national security adviser
  • Donald McGahn, chief counsel
  • Stephen Miller, senior adviser for policy
  • Robert Porter, White House staff secretary
  • Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser for strategy
  • Reince Priebus, Trump’s chief of staff
  • Lindsay Reynolds, chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump
  • Dan Scavino, director of social media
  • Marc Short, director of the Office of Legislative Affairs
  • George Sifakis, director of the Office of Public Liaison
  • Sean Spicer, press secretary

Additional salaries of interest include:

  • First daughter Ivanka Trump,  senior adviser to the president, $0
  • Jared Kushner, senior adviser to the president, $0
  • Gary Cohn, national economic council director  $30,000
  • Stephanie Grisham, director of communications for Melania Trump, $115,000
  • Sebastian Gorka, national security aide Sebastian Gorka, $155,000
  • Keith Schiller, director of Oval Office Operations, $165,000

Schiller was Trump’s “longtime bodyguard”, but now his duties include “managing the president’s personal schedule and managing access to him,” reports The Hill.

The 16 top earners in the 2016 Obama administration made $176,461. Federal government salaries are regularly adjusted up for inflation, according to reports.

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