White House Increases Staff Payroll

By on June 30, 2012 in Current Events with 14 Comments

The White House released its annual staff salary report late last Friday. Total 2012 payroll for 468 employees is $37,834,589.

When compared to the 2011 report, total staffers increased from 454 to 468 (a 3.08% increase), and total payroll in 2011 was $37,121,463. The number of employees in 2011 making $100,000 or more was 141 and in 2012 that number decreased to 139.

Politco.com noted in a recent article that it inquired about the reason for the increase in staff members but has not yet received a response. The article also noted, however, that the White House payroll has shrunk overall since 2009 when it totaled $39.1 million.

The highest paid employees make $172,200 per year while two employees have a salary of $0.

The average salary for 2012 is $80,843.14 and the median salary is $65,667.50.

The president earns $400,000 per year including a $50,000 expense allowance (the latest annual salary for a President took effect January 1, 2001), and the vice president earns $230,700.

The full list of salary data is included below.

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