02 Jul '11, 8am

White House to pay $45 million in salaries for 2011

White House to pay $45 million in salaries for 2011

The White House said on Friday it will pay $37.1 million (S$45.5 million) in salaries to 454 employees in 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP WASHINGTON - THE White House said on Friday it will pay $37.1 million (S$45.5 million) in salaries to 454 employees in 2011. Three policy advises have a salary of zero, while more than 20 make the highest pay grade: $172,200. More than 30 per cent 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 $83,00...

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