What do Trump staffers earn? Salaries of Ivanka Trump, Mike Pompeo, Kellyanne Conway and others revealed
The White House has been reporting the names, titles, and salaries of those working for the president annually; here's the latest list
President Donald Trump has hundreds of staffers working for him but not everyone draws the same salary, with some even choosing to forego paychecks all together. Since 1995, according to the norms laid down by the Congress, the White House has reported the names, titles, and salaries of those working for the president annually. According to the latest list, around 412 people work inside the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue residence and/or the Trump administration. While many of them are known faces, seen in daily press briefings, state dinners and high profile meetings, others hold less publicized positions. There are also those who might not be working out of the White House but are employed by the president.
Top White House aides and many members of Trump’s cabinet earn more than members of Congress, who annually draw a salary of $174,000. Here's a look at the kind of paychecks that some of the more prominent names on the list take home.
Conway, McEnany and Meadows earn the same
Kellyanne Conway, an American pollster, political consultant, and pundit who serves as counselor to the president, was the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign. She draws a salary of $183,000. She gets paid the same as Kayleigh McEnany, an American political commentator, lawyer, and author, who is serving as the 31st and current White House Press Secretary since April 2020. The women earn exactly the same amount as White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
Other top staffers like the senior advisor for policy, Stephen Miller, former White House press secretary and present chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump and her chief spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, and former campaign spokeswoman and former White House communications director and current counselor to the president, Hope Hicks, all draw salaries of $183,000 each.
Mike Pompeo, an American politician, diplomat, businessman, and attorney who, since April 2018, has been serving as 70th US secretary of state draws in a considerably higher paycheck - $203,500.
Jared and Ivanka don't take any salary
Coming to Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, who also serves as an adviser to the president, the mother-of-three famously does not take a penny for her service to the government. Just like is wife, Jared Kushner -- also a senior adviser to the president -- does not get paid for lending his services to the administration. Despite not holding salaried positions, the couple came under fire in 2018, after a report said that they made at least $82 million in outside income while working as White House advisers.
Peter Mirijanian, a spokesperson for the couple's attorney Abbe Lowell, told the Washington Post that Kushner and Ivanka's net worth has not substantially changed during their time at the White House. "Since joining the administration, Mr. Kushner and Ms. Trump have complied with the rules and restrictions as set out by the Office of Government Ethics," he said, Newsweek reported. "As to the current filing which OGE also reviews, their net worth remains largely the same, with changes reflecting more the way the form requires disclosure than any substantial difference in assets or liabilities."
As for the president himself, Trump receives an annual salary of $400,000, which is broken up into $100,000 for travel, $50,000 for expenses and $19,000 for entertainment. The salary structure for the POTUS as remained largely unchanged since 2001. Trump donates his salary every quarter to various federal agencies.