White House releases salaries of top Trump staffers

The White House on Friday released a list of salary information for nearly 400 employees of President Trump’s executive office.

The 16-page document details the annual salaries of top staffers and advisors to the president. They are making slightly more in their positions than Obama administration staffers did, though salaries across the federal government get bumped up yearly for inflation. 

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Like his predecessors, the best-paid aides in Trump’s White House are those closest to him. 

The highest-paid White House appointees take in salaries of $179,700, but there is one employee making above that: Mark S. House, whom the White House is borrowing temporarily from another agency. House is earning $187,000.

Here are the 22 White House employees bringing in the top amount:  

• 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

Other notable salaries include the director of communications for the first lady, Stephanie Grisham, who is being paid $115,000 per year, and national security aide Sebastian Gorka, who is bringing in $155,000.  

Keith Schiller, who served as Trump’s longtime bodyguard, has a $165,000 salary in the White House. He’s working as the director of Oval Office Operations. His job title includes managing the president’s personal schedule and managing access to him. 

First daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to the president, were listed with salaries of $0, reflecting their pledge to not receive income from Trump’s administration. 

Since 1995, the White House has been required to provide the Congress with a report of all White House Office employees’ titles and salaries.

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