White House salary report reveals Psaki, Tanden, Klain and more win top prize
Who are President Biden’s highest paid people White House?
That question was answered Thursday with the release of an annual report with staff salaries, which capped at $ 180,000.
Twenty-two White House employees are paid the maximum annual salary. That list includes White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Chief of Staff Ron Klain and Neera Tanden, who is now senior advisor to the president after her appointment as director of the Office of Management and Budget was withdrawn. .
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Other household names that touch the maximum salary include National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Senior Advisor to President Cedric Richmond, Home Policy Advisor Susan Rice, White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield, Head of the National Economic Council Brian Deese and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy.
To complete the list, AnnMarie Tomasini, Director of Oval Office Operations; Elizabeth D. Sherwood-Randall, Homeland Security Advisor and Deputy National Security Advisor; Cathy Russell, director of the Office of Presidential Personnel; Steve Ricchetti, advisor to the president; Julissa Reynoso, Chief of Staff to the First Lady; Dana A. Remus, advisor to the White House; Jonathan J. Finer, Deputy Senior National Security Advisor; Anne E. Filipic, Director of Management and Administration and Director of the Office of Administration; Mike Donilon, Senior Advisor to the President; Jen O’Malley Dillon, Deputy Chief of Staff; Anthony Bernal, assistant to the president and advisor to the first lady; and Louisa Terrell, director of the Office of Legislative Affairs.
The Biden administration on Thursday released the Gender and Compensation Analysis of its staff as it submitted a required annual report to Congress listing the title and salary of every White House office worker. President Joe Biden has filled about 56% of his senior White House positions with women, including about 36% who come from various racial and / or ethnic backgrounds, according to the White House.
The administration said the data shows it to be the “most diverse administration in history” and also has only a narrow pay gap between men and women among its staff.
The average salary of women in administration is $ 93,752, while that of men is on average $ 94,639, which represents a wage gap of about 1%.
This compares to a 37% gender pay gap in President Donald Trump’s administration during his first year in office, while President Barack Obama’s pay gap was 16% at the same time. his presidency, according to an analysis of staff salaries from the American Enterprise Institute.
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“In keeping with the President’s commitment to diversity and pay equity, the White House has taken important steps to ensure that White House staff reflect the country’s diversity and the highest standards. economic and social justice for all, “the White House said in a statement accompanying its report to Congress.
Overall, around 60% of Biden’s White House staff are women. Women make up about 50.8% of the U.S. population, according to the 2019 U.S. Census, and they make up a 47.0 percent share of the workforce, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.