Meet the 22 highest-paid staffers in Donald Trump's White House

Meet the 22 highest-paid staffers in Donald Trump's White House
White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, center, is one of 22 White House staffers making nearly $180,000 a year.
Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, center, is one of 22 White House staffers making nearly $180,000 a year.
Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The White House on Friday released its annual report on the salaries of every member working in the executive office of the president, with 22 staffers making the maximum $179,700 annual salary.

Former President Barack Obama had 16 staffers pulling the maximum salary in his final year in office.

The White House is required release the salary list annually in a report to Congress.

Three of the employees listed receive a $0 salary, including first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. The third is assistant to the president for intergovernmental and technology initiatives Reed Cordish, a close friend of Ivanka Trump and Kushner whose net worth the New York Times has estimated at somewhere between $197 million and $424 million.

(Mark S. House, a senior policy adviser, is the highest-paid on the list at $187,100. However House is a “detailee,” meaning he is not an official White House staffer and is merely on assignment at the White House while the department for which he works continues to pay his salary.)

Here’s the list of Trump White House staffers making the maximum salary, in alphabetical order:

Steve Bannon, chief strategist and senior counselor

Thomas Bossert, who serves as one of Trump’s homeland security advisers

Andrew Bremberg, director of the Domestic Policy Council

Kellyanne Conway, a senior counselor to Trump who’s often dispatched to defend his actions on television

Ricky Dearborn, deputy chief of staff for legislative, cabinet, intergovernmental affairs and implementation

John DeStafano, director of presidential personnel

Jason Greenblatt, special representative for international negotiations

Joseph Hagin, deputy chief of staff for operations

Hope Hicks, director of strategic communications

Joseph Kellogg, chief of staff for the National Security Council

Omarosa Manigault, director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison

K.T. McFarland, deputy national security advisor

Donald McGahn, Trump’s White House counsel

Stephen Miller, senior policy advisor

Robert Porter, White House staff secretary

Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser for strategy

Reince Priebus, Trump’s chief of staff

Lindsay Reynolds, first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff

Dan Scavino, Trump’s director of social media

Marc Short, director of the office of legislative affairs

George Sifakis, director of the Office of Public Liaison

Sean Spicer, White House press secretary

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Emily C. Singer

Emily C. Singer, née Cahn, is a senior writer for Mic covering politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at esinger@mic.com

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