Salaries of White House Staffers

$172K is a common one

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted May 1, 2013 5:32 PM CDT

(Newser) – White House staffers have to take an unpaid day off starting with the May 1 pay period thanks to the sequester, and Politico uses the opportunity to round up some high-profile salaries. (It's not clear how many total days the staffers will lose.)

  • Jay Carney, press secretary: $172,200
  • Tom Donilon, national security adviser: $172,200
  • Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser: $172,200
  • Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to the president: $140,000
  • Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council: $172,200
  • Dan Pfeiffer, senior adviser: $172,200
  • Alyssa Mastromonaco, deputy chief of staff: $172,200
  • Jeanne Lambrew, deputy assistant to the president for health policy: $158,500
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Jay Carney, press secretary: $172,200
Jay Carney, press secretary: $172,200   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Tom Donilon, national security adviser: $172,200
Tom Donilon, national security adviser: $172,200   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser: $172,200
Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser: $172,200   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to the president: $140,000
Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to the president: $140,000   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council: $172,200
Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council: $172,200   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Obama ($400,000) with senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer ($172,200).
President Obama ($400,000) with senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer ($172,200).   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
Deputy chief of staff Alyssa Mastromonaco ($172,200) with press secretary Jay Carney, who makes the same.
Deputy chief of staff Alyssa Mastromonaco ($172,200) with press secretary Jay Carney, who makes the same.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Jeanne Lambrew, deputy assistant to the president for health policy: $158,500
Jeanne Lambrew, deputy assistant to the president for health policy: $158,500   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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