The White House this week revealed the salaries of all its employees, including the press secretary and the White House chief of staff.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre makes the maximum salary of $180,000 as does domestic policy adviser Susan Rice, who previously served as an adviser in the Obama administration. White House chief of staff Ron Klain also makes $180,000; another adviser, Steven Riccheti, makes the same amount; another adviser, Aviva Aron-Dine, also earns $180,000, the new records show.
Top Biden administration spokeswoman Katherine Bedingfield makes $180,000, and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese makes the same, the records show.
Twelve White House staffers make a salary of $48,000, which is the minimum figure other than zero. They include trip coordinators, research associates, and speechwriters.
At least 16 employees receive no salary at all, listed at $0. Those employees include Biden's senior adviser for immigration, Ramzi Kassem, and an economic policy adviser, Justin Levitt.
Most Expensive EverNon-profit government watchdog Open The Books (OTB) noted that last year was the most expensive White House staff ever.
Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a senior COVID-19 adviser, was not listed in the White House's recent disclosure to Congress.
“Biden’s White House salary costs will likely continue to outpace his predecessors. The projected four-year costs of the Biden payroll top $200 million, compared to the 2017–2020 Trump administration’s $152 million (inflation adjusted to $163 million), the 2013–2016 Obama administration’s $155.6 million ($178.2 million), and the 2009–2012 Obama administration’s $153 million (inflation adjusted to $187 million),” the group's report said.