Trump’s White House has a larger gender pay gap than national average

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President Donald Trump’s White House has a larger gender pay gap than the national average.

According to CNN analysis, on average, women working in the White House earn 80 cents to every dollar earned by their male counterparts.

This is a larger pay gap than the American national average which, according to the US Labor Department, currently stands at around 82 cents for every dollar a man earns.

Data for average salaries across the 377 staff working at the White House shows that men earn around $104,000 annually, compared to women who earn on average $83,000 a year. This means women are earning around $21,000 less than men on average.

Half of the 200 men working at the White House currently have an annual income of $115,000, while half of the 177 women have an annual income of $75,000.

The gender pay gap in the White House appears to be caused by women filling lower-ranking roles, rather than women being paid less for the same job.

Of the permanent employees in the White House, the top salary stands at $179,700. Data shows that among the 22 employees earning this, only six are women.

These included Kellyanne Conway; director of communications for the office of public liaison, Omarosa Manigault; assistant to the President and director of strategic communications, Hope Hicks; deputy national security advisor, Kathleen McFarland; deputy national security adviser for strategy, Dina Powell; and chief of staff to the First Lady Lindsay Reynolds.

While former President Barack Obama’s White House pay gap was by no means perfect, it was significantly smaller than the Trump administration. In 2014 The Washington Post reported that the difference between the median salary of male and female staff at the White House was around 13 per cent – lower than the then national average of 23.5 per cent.

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