White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Senior Counselors Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway each make $179,700 annually for working for President Donald Trump, the White House revealed in an annual personnel report to Congress on Friday. The full list can be found below.
The 16-page list shows that 22 of the 377 employees in the executive branch make the maximum salary allowed for White House staffers. In addition to Spicer, Bannon and Conway, Hope Hicks, who was a spokesperson for Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, also earns the max salary as an assistant to Trump and Director of Strategic Communications. Omarosé Manigault, a former contestant on The Apprentice, is also among the top-tier staffers as the Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison.
The other staffers in the $179,700 bracket include attorney Don McGahn, speechwriter Stephen Miller, Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell and Social Media Director Dan Scavino.
Notably, the highest-paid person on the document is Mark S. House, who is being paid $187,100. House is listed as a detailee, an employee on loan from another agency to work as a senior policy advisor for Trump. He is being paid by the department he typically works at. House is a Deputy Assistant Administrator for Financial Services at the FAA.
Three White House staffers are not being paid anything by the administration. While it’s well-known that Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kusher, would not be paid, the third person on the list is surprising. Reed Cordish, the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental and Technology Initiatives, is also not being paid. Prior to Trump’s inauguration, Cordish was a principal and partner at The Cordish Companies and also worked on the Trump transition team. According to the New York Times, Cordish has an estimated net worth of between $197 million and $424 million.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Deputy Press Secretary, is in a second tier, earning $165,000.
Kushner’s personal assistant, Avi Berkowitz, earned $115,000. The controversial counterterrorism advisor Sebastian Gorka, whose official title is Deputy Assistant to the President and Strategist, is in the $155,000 bracket.
Trump himself is paid $400,000 a year as President. In an April press conference, Spicer announced that Trump will donate his salary to different government agencies each quarter. The first $78,333 was donated to the National Park Service.
Here’s the complete list of all 22 employees making $179,700:
- Stephen K. Bannon, Assistant to the President, Chief Strategist & Senior Counselor
Thomas P. Bossert, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Andrew P. Bremberg, Assistant to the President & Director of the Domestic Policy Council
Kellyanne E. Conway, Assistant to the President & Senior Counselor
Ricky A. Dearborn, Assistant to the President & Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative, Cabinet, Intergovernmental Affairs and Implementation
John J. DeStefano, Assistant to the President & Director of Presidential Personnel
Jason D. Greenblatt, Assistant to the President & Special Representative for International Negotiations
Joseph W. Hagin, Assistant to the President & Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
Hope C. Hicks, Assistant to the President & Director of Strategic Communications
Joseph K. Kellogg, Assistant to the President, Executive Secretary & Chief of Staff for the National Security Council
Omarosa O. Manigault, Assistant to the President & Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison
Kathleen T. McFarland, Assistant to the President & Deputy National Security Advisor
Donald F. McGahn II, Assistant to the President & Counsel to the President
Stephen Miller, Assistant to the President & Senior Advisor for Policy
Robert R. Porter, Assistant to the President & White House Staff Secretary
Dina H. Powell, Assistant to the President & Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy
Reinhold R. (Reince) Priebus, Assistant to the President & Chief of Staff
Lindsay B. Reynolds, Assistant to the President & Chief of Staff to the First Lady
Daniel J. Scavino, Assistant to the President & Director of Social Media
Marc T. Short, Assistant to the President & Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs
George A. Sifakis, Assistant to the President & Director of the Office of Public Liaison
Sean J. Spicer, Assistant to the President & Press Secretary
You can find the entire list of every employee salary below: