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141 White House Staffers Earn Over $100k

141 White House staffers, or about 1 out of every 3, makes at least $100,000 a year, according to data released by the White House on Friday.

141 White House staffers, or about 1 out of every 3, makes at least $100,000 a year, according to data released by the White House on Friday.

The highest paid employees make $172,200 a year, while three employees have a salary of $0. Most staffers fall somewhere in the middle: the modal salary is $42,000.

The average salary is $81,765 a year and the median salary is $69,115. The lowest full time salary is $41,000 a year.

Total payroll for all White House staff: $37,121,463.

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

You can download and read the full list (which includes some of these calculations) of White House employees and their annual salaries.

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