The administration has released its annual list of staffers — and their salaries. A quick scan shows that senior advisor Valerie Jarrett pulls down $172,200 annually, the maximum that any member of Team Obama earns. Others who earn the same amount include chief of staff Jacob Lew, advisor David Plouffe and press secretary Jay Carney. Not too shabby, but it’s still less than the $174,000 that most members of Congress take home.
The staffers earning the least (with titles like “associate director for scheduling correspondence”) make $41,000.
There are 468 names on the list, covering staffers for “the Office of Policy Development, including the Domestic Policy Council and the National Economic Council — along with White House Office employees,” the White House says.