A new report has revealed the salaries of White House staff members, offering insights into who is making the most in the Biden administration.
White House staff member salaries are currently capped at a maximum of $180,000 annually. According to Fox News, “Twenty-two White House employees make the maximum yearly salary.”
Among the 22 top-earning leaders are White House press secretary Jen Psaki, chief of staff Ron Klain and national security advisor Jake Sullivan.
The report also noted, “Since 1995, the White House has been required to deliver a report to Congress listing the title and salary of every White House Office employee.”
The report highlighted the current Biden White House staff as “the most diverse administration in history” that includes only a narrow pay gap between men and women.
“In alignment with the president’s commitment to diversity and pay equity, the White House has taken significant steps to ensure the White House staff reflects the diversity of the country and the highest standards of economic and social justice for all,” the White House said in a statement with the report.
The Fox News report added, “The average salary for women in the administration is $93,752, while men average $94,639, representing about a 1% pay gap.”
The administration’s salary update offers encouragement in terms of diversity and the male-female pay gap often seen in past administrations. However, Americans are likely more concerned with the results of White House staff, an issue facing much more scrutiny.