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   The White House's $172,000 Men (And Women)

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7/1/2009 9:00 pm

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Mike Memoli

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Entered 7/1/2009, Updated 7/1/2009

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The White House has submitted to Congress its annual list of staff salaries, which shows more of President Obama's top lieutenants earning top dollar. The information lists salary information for 455 White House employees, with the average salary clocking in at $77,320. The median wage is $62,000, which means that as many employees earn more than that as earn less. Fifty-one staffers earn the minimum, $36,000, while 22 earn the maximum: $172,200. That list includes the marquee names of the Obama West Wing, including chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, press secretary Robert Gibbs, senior adviser David Axelrod, and 28-year-old head of speechwriting Jon Favreau. All told 123 employees, about one in four, earned six-figures." $172,000 Earners: David Axelrod, Senior Adviser Melody Barnes, Director of the Domestic Policy Council John Brennan, Deputy National Security Adviser for Counterterrorism Elizabeth Brown, Staff Secretary Carol Browner, Asst. to the President for Energy and Climate Change Greg Craig, White House Counsel Thomas Donilon, Deputy National Security Adviser Anita Dunn, Director of Communications Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Staff Jonathan Favreau, Director of Speechwriting Patrick Gaspard, Director of Political Affairs Robert Gibbs, Press Secretary Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser, Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement James Jones, National Security Adviser Christopher Lu, Cabinet Secretary Alyssa Mastromonaco, Director of Scheduling and Advance James Messina, Deputy Chief of Staff Peter Rouse, Senior Adviser Philip Schiliro, Director of Legislative Affairs Susan Sher, Chief of Staff to the First Lady Lawrence Summers, Director of the National Economic Council Mona Sutphen, Deputy Chief of Staff Full list ... http://www.realclearpolitics.com/politics_nation/RCPWHSalaries09.pdf


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