White House Staff Salaries, Obama versus Bush

Posted on July 2, 2010

The White House released its staff salary data today as has been required of all administrations annually since 1995. The list goes from the top, chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, all the way down to the lowest-level employee.  The Office of Vice President and Office of Management  are not included.  The staggering sum for the Obama administration staff comes to $38,796,307.00 . 

In comparison, the White House staff salaries for President Bush’s last year in office, 2008, came to $33,193,021.00.  That’s a difference of $5,603,286.00, or an increase of 16.9% from the Bush administration to the current Obama administration.  That’s a lot of “change.”