Surprise, Surprise: The White House Gender Pay Gap Has Tripled Under Trump

Laverne Mann
July 6, 2017

But his latest sleight toward women is less flashy, but possibly more insidious than those other two: His administration has drastically increased the salary disparity between men and women working in the White House.

The pay gap between male and female White House staffers has more than tripled under President Donald Trump, rising from 11% in the past year of President Barack Obama's administration to 37% (or $42,350) today, according to a report by the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.

CNN found men working in the White House earned $104,000 on average compared to women taking in $83,500.

So what's the pay like in Donald Trump's White House? To calculate average salary, three employees reporting no earnings, including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and one employee whose gender CNN was unable to confirm, were excluded. Several high profile Trump staffers have Jersey connections.

Several of the president's closest aides are choosing not to take a salary.

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The top salary for a White House staff member is $179,700. In April, equal-pay advocates criticized the president for signing an executive order that rolled back a regulation meant to protect women's ability to earn the same as men.

President Trump's daughter Ivanka sees herself as an advocate for closing the gender pay gap, tweeting on April 4th that '#EqualPayDay is a reminder that women deserve equal pay for equal work.

For women, it was more than $84,000.

Roll Call used first names and publicly available news reports and social media pages to determine employees' genders.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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