What's the salary for White House staffers?
June 29th, 2012
06:52 PM ET
9 years ago

What's the salary for White House staffers?

Washington (CNN) - It's one of those awkward questions that everyone really wants to know but few want to ask: what's your salary?

Well, if you're a White House employee, your salary is public record.


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. California

    One thing for sure is they pay women less than men. War on Women? You Betcha.

    June 29, 2012 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  2. Obamacare = Obama cares about the young, elderly, poor and disabled. Romneycare = "I don't care about the poor"!

    And this has what to do with Politics???

    June 29, 2012 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Congressional republicans represent the worst case of welfare fraud in America.

    June 29, 2012 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  4. Myviewis

    I guess there must be a good, logical reason why the women are paid less than men by the White House. Right???? And how much are the benefits???????

    June 29, 2012 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  5. republican rebel

    Earth to CNN: WHO CARES!

    June 30, 2012 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  6. Thomas

    What's the salary for White House staffers?

    More then me and less then Mitt Romney.

    June 30, 2012 02:09 am at 2:09 am |
  7. Yonni

    Does it matters they are serving the most powerful nation in the world, it is a big responsibility perhaps these are the most talented people assembled to lead a big nation unless one want to dig a controversy why this matters at all. This is America a basket ball player makes millions dollar.

    June 30, 2012 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  8. Bill from GA

    Maybe a study on Congress's staff budget would be an eye-opener, too.

    I know, its probably available, if one looks deep enough.

    June 30, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  9. mikle

    If Obama care(obamatax) so good why Obama and senate and congress exempt from this care?

    June 30, 2012 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  10. Robert

    What I don't understand is people could allways be proud of themselves and buy their own health insurance but chose Not to. Now they are being forced to buy it or pay a tax.....can you honestly say you are proud of that? Get off your butts....take personal responsability , stop the free handouts and work for what you want to have don't expect to get it free. Be proud

    June 30, 2012 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  11. Mary Stevens

    The father is on Medicare, the mother has pre-exisitng conditions and cannot get a healthcare policy for her. A 6 yr old in the house and we been unable to get an individual health care polciy written for the child because of the "Obama Healthcare Laws" States a child in the household under the age 19 must be added onto the parent or guardian's policy. He cannot be added, a Medicaid application for him was denied because the household is over income. In 2 years the mother will be eligible for Medicare and at that time, we still cannot add the child to the mother or the father's Medicare. What and how will our child be able to have his own insurance and be covered under the new ruling? The mother and child neither one have insurance at this time. We would buy insurance for the child now, if we could get a policy written for him. THIS IS THE ONE THING MONEY CANNOT BUY - A POLICY FOR THE CHILD

    June 30, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  12. Ed1

    By the way do you have any openings.

    June 30, 2012 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  13. ECk

    What everyone seems to overlook is that those of us who are insured are already paying a penalty for the uninsured, i.e. higher premiums and soaring health care costs. Finally, those who chose to be uninsured, and it is a choice, will pay a tax for that privilege. Just like cigarettes and alcohol. If you are not insured and using an emergency room, you are expecting me to pay for it. No thanks, pay for your own. Hence an insurance pool so that those who claim they cannot afford it can buy into it. It is interesting, a lot of people afford cigarettes and alcohol but not health insurance? I am tired of subsidizing that decision. Kudos to Obamacare. It has started a meaningful discussion.

    June 30, 2012 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  14. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Many other governmental professionals have their wages public because of the union contract that is out there.

    June 30, 2012 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  15. Squigman

    What's the salary for republicans in congress. Whatever the salary, they're over paid. They do nothing. They obstruct measures that would put people to work. They obstruct legislation that would build the economy. They oppose all bills presented that democrats propose. They do all of this, and blame all failures on any party or group, other than themselves. Whatever they are paid, it's way too much. It's great for you to make concessions, give up your pensions and have your 401k's raided, but just when was the last time any congressperson made the same sacrifice? Never.

    July 1, 2012 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  16. kat

    More than deserve

    July 1, 2012 02:15 am at 2:15 am |