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White House releases salaries of top Trump staffers

Josh Delk and Megan R. Wilson12 hrs ago


© Provided by The Hill   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.

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

The maximum salary being made by White House appointees is $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

Thomas Bossert, who advises the president on homeland security and counterterrorism

  Andrew Bremberg, domestic policy council director

Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor

Rick Dearborn, the deputy chief of staff for legislative, cabinet, intergovernmental affairs and implementatio

John DeStefano,  director of presidential personnel

Jason Greenblatt, special representative for international negotiatio

Joseph Hagin, deputy chief of staff for operatio

Hope Hicks, director of strategic communicatio

Joseph Kellogg, Jr., executive secretary and chief of staff for the National Security Council

Omarosa Manigault, director of communications for the office of public liaiso

  Kathleen McFarland, deputy national security adviser

Donald McGahn, chief counsel

Stephen Miller,  senior adviser for policy

Robert Porter, staff secretary

Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser for strategy

Reince Priebus, chief of staff

Lindsay Reynolds, chief of staff to First Lady Melania Trum

Dan Scavino, director of social media

Marc Short, director of the Office of Legislative Affair

George Safaris, director of the Office of Public Liaiso

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.

In 2016, the maximum salary for White House staff was $176,461. President Barack Obama, then in the White House, paid 16 people the top amount.

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 President 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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