Meet The 14 Highest-Paid White House Staffers

As the White House released its annual salary report at the end of June, some surprising information has been revealed. While Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner (Ivanka’s husband) take home exactly $0 from American tax payer money, other staffers earn quite a bit more. In total, the White House will pay its staff almost $36 million this year.

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#14. Avi Berkowitz

Position: Personal Assistant to Jared Kushner

Salary: $115,000

Even though Jared Kushner, Ivanka’s husband, doesn’t earn any money on his own, Avi Berkowitz, Kushner’s personal assistant brings home a rather high salary for a PA. Considering that the national salary average for a personal assistant is $27,000 and in DC it is boosted up to $33,000, Avi Berkowitz must be doing triple the job that most people in his position do!


#13. Sebastian Gorka

Position: Deputy Assistant to President

Salary: $155,000

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A military and intelligence specialist born in the United Kingdom, Gorka lived in Hungary from 1992 until 2008 where he worked for the Ministry of Defense. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2012. His expertise was made known after the September 11 attacks when he served on a special counterterrorism investigative committee. His defense of the president during recent accusations makes him a current favorite of Trump.

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