Jul 5, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Big gender pay gap in Trump's White House

Andrew Harnik / AP

Female staffers in the Trump White House earn about 63 cents on every male staffer's dollar, a gap of about 37%, according to an analysis by the conservative American Enterprise Institute cited by The Washington Post.

  • Why it matters: That's more than double the national 17% gender pay gap. It's more than triple what the gap was under Obama.
  • The calculation matters, too: You may have seen reports of smaller pay gaps in the Trump White House based on mean salaries. AEI's Mark Perry says outliers make those analyses less useful.
  • The big reason: Most of the top roles in the Trump White House went to men.
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