White House releases salary information for Spicer, Conway, Sanders and others
The White House released the annual staff salary information on Friday in a report to Congress.
22 of the 377 staffers are in the highest bracket, making $179,700. The individuals in that group include:
- Reince Priebus – chief of staff
- Steve Bannon – chief strategist
- Kellyanne Conway – senior counselor
- Sean Spicer – press secretary
- Omarosa Manigault – Office of Public Liaison communications director
- Dan Scavino – social media director
- Stephen Miller – senior adviser for policy
According to the Associated Press, about 40 percent of the staffers make over $100,000 annually.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, deputy press secretary, earns $165,000. The amount for advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner is listed as $0 as they opted to receive no salaries.
In 2016, there were 472 staffers in the Obama White House versus 377 currently, according to NPR.
The publication further notes, "This staff size may be an indication that Trump prefers a lean headquarters staff at the White House as he did with his campaign. But David Cohen, a professor at the University of Akron whose specialty includes White House staffing, says this is a sign the Trump administration is 'having a hard time attracting talent to the staff.'"
While not listed in the document, President Trump's yearly salary is $400,000.
In April, the White House announced that Trump donated his first quarter salary to the National Park Service.