Mar 13, 2024 - News

Women White House workers earned less on average than male peers

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Women who worked in the White House in 2023 earned less on average than their male counterparts, the 19th reports.

The big picture: During Women's History Month and on the heels of Equal Pay Day, this stat illuminates the nation's overarching pay gap between men and women — a disparity reflected even in an administration publicly committed to narrowing it.

State of play: White House women last year earned 80 cents per every dollar a White House man made, the 19th found analyzing public White House employee salary data.

In the White House, the median wage for women last year was $84,000, while it was $105,00 for men, per the 19th.

What they're saying: "The president's leadership will help deliver fair compensation based on skills, experience, and expertise and adopt commonsense policies that will help pay millions of workers fairly, close gender and racial wage gaps, and yield tangible benefits for the federal government and federal contractors," a White House spokesperson told the 19th.

  • However, they didn't answer questions about what the administration is doing to address in-house disparity.

Flashback: The 2020 pay gap between White House employees working under then-President Trump was wider — 76 cents for women for every man's dollar, found the 19th.


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