Washington Post, The Daily 202 Briefing - Trump White House's report on Staff Salaries The_White_House5

July 3, 2017 02:08 AM


-- The Trump White House’s report on staff salaries, which was released Friday, reflects $22 million in savings for the presidential payroll. Forbes’ Adam Andrzejewski reports: "Savings come from President Trump’s refusal to take a salary as well as big reductions in other areas including the absence of czars, expensive ‘fellowships,’ and spending on FLOTUS staff."

-- But the payroll records also reflect a gender wage gap in the White House. CNN’s Caitlin Ostroff reports: "Women working in the White House earn an average salary of 80 cents for every dollar paid to their male colleagues … That's a gender pay gap wider than the national average of 82 cents on the dollar … The average salary among men working in the White House was nearly $104,000 … For women, it was $83,500. That's $20,500 less on average. The disparity is primarily due to more women filling lower-ranking jobs."

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