Surprise, Surprise: The White House Gender Pay Gap Has Tripled Under Trump

Women working in the White House earn - on average - 80 cents for every dollar paid to their male colleagues, according to analysis conducted by CNN.

That's a gender pay gap wider than the national average of 82 cents on the dollar, according to the Labor Department.

The average salary for men in the White House is around $104,000, while for women it's around $83,000, according to CNN's look at the White House's annual report to Congress.


The disparity can be attributed to how more women are filling low-ranking jobs, reported CNN, as part of its analysis. Among the 22 second highest paid employees, who make $179,700, only six are women.

The gap is due in part to the dearth of women at the highest levels of the Trump White House.

'When we think about equal pay and the challenge we have to finally level the playing field, I think this will be a very important component'.


Ivanka Trump, the president's eldest daughter and assistant in the White House, has been outspoken on the need to eliminate the gender pay gap, but the president recently rolled back Obama-era protections against gender discrimination in the workplace.

Roll Call used first names and publicly available news reports and social media pages to determine employees' genders. To calculate average salary, three employees reporting no earnings, including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and one employee whose gender CNN was unable to confirm, were excluded.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment on the pay differences between male and female employees.



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