Women in the White House are paid less than their male coworkers

Marlene Weaver
July 6, 2017

However, according to new White House salary details released last week, it seems that message isn't necessarily reflected in her father's office.

Compare that to the final year of Barack Obama's administration, where the gap closed to women making 11% less than men at the White House and that's a more than three-fold increase in the gender pay gap at 1600 Penn. When Mark J. Perry, an economist at the conservative think tank The American Enterprise Institute, analyzed the data he found that "The typical female staffer in Trump's White House earns 63.2 cents per $1 earned by a typical male staffer", Perry writes.

The pay gap, which sees them paid 80 cents on the dollar compared to men, is wider than the national average of 82 cents, the Labor Department has said.

The average salary for male workers was around $104,000, according to the White House's annual report to Congress, whereas for women it was $83,000. The top salary for permanent employees at the White House is 179,700 dollars.

Around 47 percent of the 359 regular employees at the White House are women - and 53 per cent men. Twenty-two employees are paid that much, including nearly all of the most well-known members of the administration.

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka has campaigned for equal pay since being named one of his advisers. In 2014, Obama signed an executive order promoting fair pay and safe work conditions, including mandates for paycheck transparency and a ban on forced arbitration in cases of sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination or sexual assault.

CNN calculated the gender gap using employee names and research.

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