WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said
Friday it will pay $37,121,463 in salaries to 454 employees in
Three policy advises have a salary of zero, while more than
20 make the highest pay grade: $172,200.
More than 30 percent earn between $100,000 and $200,000 a
year while 154 are paid less than $50,000, according to the
2011 annual report on White House staff.
The top-dollar group includes John Brennan, assistant to
the president for homeland security and counterterrorism; press
secretary James Carney; William Daley, chief of staff; and
director of speechwriting Jonathan Favreau.
The average White House salary in 2011 is about $82,000.
In 2010, the White House paid out $38,796,307 for 469
employees, an average of nearly $83,000 a year.
Since 1995 Congress has required the White House to deliver
a report listing the salary and title of every employee.
The administration has posted the report online each year
that President Barack Obama has been in office, "consistent
with President Obama's commitment to transparency," the 2011
(Writing by Molly O'Toole, Editing by Peter Bohan and Eric
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