White House releases staff salary data
The White House on Friday released the salaries of its staff members ranging from its lowest-level employees to chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.
Emanuel, press secretary Roberts Gibbs, senior adviser David Axelrod, and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett make the top salary amount of $172,200 per year. Three staffers have their salaries listed as $0.
In total, the White House pays its staff $38,796,207.
“Since 1995, the White House has been required to deliver a report to Congress listing the title and salary of every White House Office employee,” the White House blog says. “Consistent with President Obama’s commitment to transparency, this report is being publicly disclosed on our website as it is transmitted to Congress.”