Gender Pay Gap in White House Greater Than US National Average
The gender pay gap in the White House is greater than the national average, according to a CNN analysis. Male employees at the White House earn $104,000 on average compared to $83,000 that women employees earn. So women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man earns in the White House.
The pay gap in the US is 82 cents to the dollar. According to CNN, there is a disparity in the number of men and women working at high-ranking jobs in the White House. Women comprise 47 per cent of the workforce in the White House, but do not have positions which are as high up.
The highest salary at the White House is $179,000 and there is only one woman making that out of the 22 people who draw in that amount.
Trump’s daughter Ivanka is an advocate of equal pay, and has repeatedly tweeted about the subject. However, her father Donald Trump has done nothing to reduce the pay gap thus far. The gender pay gap in his White House is up from the 11 per cent gender pay gap during the Obama administration. It is also higher than any pay gap in the White House going back to 2003, according to analysis done by economist Mark Perry.
The analysis excludes three staffers, including Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who are not being paid for their work at the White House.