Jun 30, 2017

Trump administration salaries

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Details from the White House's annual salary report released this afternoon.

$0/year:

  • Jared Kushner, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor
  • Ivanka Trump, First Daughter and Advisor to the President
  • Reed Cordish, Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental and Technology Initiatives (who is worth more than $100 million according to financial disclosures)

The highest paid employees, $179,700/year:

  • Steve Bannon, Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor
  • Kellyanne Conway, Assistant to the President and Senior Council
  • Hope Hicks, Director of Strategic communications
  • Stephen Miller, Senior Policy Advisor
  • Reince Priebus, Chief of Staff
  • Sean Spicer, Press Secretary
  • Daniel Scavino, Director of Social Media
  • Thomas Bossert, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
  • Andrew Bremberg, Director of the domestic policy council
  • Rick Dearborn, Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative, Cabinet, Intergovernmental affairs and implementation
  • John DeStefano, Director of presidential personnel
  • Joseph Hagin, Deputy Chief of Staff for operations
  • Joseph Kellogg Jr.., Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff for the National Security Council
  • Omarosa Manigualt, Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison
  • Kathleen McFarland, Deputy National Security Advisor
  • Donald McGhan II, Counsel to the President
  • Robert Porter, White House Staff Secretary
  • Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy
  • Lindsay Reynolds, Chief of staff to the First Lady
  • Marc Short, Director of Office of Legislative Affairs
  • George Sifakis, Director of the Office of Public Liaison

Interesting to note: Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, is listed as receiving a $30,000 salary, the minimum to receive health insurance.

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