TLP: Not All Government Workers Have It Tough In This Economy
So, state and local governments are turning to layoffs to help with tight finances. Those poor bastards will hate seeing this.
Working at the White House includes long days, work on the weekends, and a demanding, high profile boss.So, getting your $40 million worth?
But just how good's the pay at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.?
According to a salary list released Thursday, 23 White House staffers make $172,000, while two "detailees" – Michael Harsh and Timothy Love – top the list at nearly $180,000. "Detailees" are employees from other government offices who have been assigned to work at the White House for a period of time.
The majority of President Obama's senior aides – including Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, and adviser David Axelrod make $172,000 a year – the same salary they made last year because the president ordered a freeze of top-level White House salaries.
But the majority of staffers make considerably less, with the average salary is $82,700 a year, while the median employee salary is $66,000. The lowest full time salary is just under $38,000 a year.
Obama himself earns $400,000.
In all, the White House employs 469 staff members for a total payroll of nearly $40 million.