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    In the spirit of transparency, the Obama Administration posted on its White House blog a detailed list of who makes what at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
    According to the WhiteHouse.gov blog, every administration since 1995 has been required to "deliver a report to Congress listing the title and salary of every White House Office employee." In January, in one of his first acts as president, Obama announced that he was freezing the salaries of employees who made more than $100,000 a year, saying, "Families are tightening their belts, and so should Washington."
    It may be a government job, but a gig in the White House isn't so bad: The highest earners take home $172,200, while at the low end, staff assistants get $36,000. The big winner, however, is David Marcozzi, the Director of Public Health Policy, who earns $192,934 a year.
    The $172,200 Club: This exclusive club includes Obama's top aides, such as Senior Advisers David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, press secretary Robert Gibbs and Jon "Favs" Favreau, Obama's head speechwriter.
    Other notable salaries:
    $102,000 Reggie Love, the president's personal aide and "body man," who was named the Hottest White House Employee according to a Huffington Post poll, barely edging out "Favs."
    $113,000 Desiree Rogers, who is on every D.C. socialite's speed-dial, was tapped to be the White House social secretary, charged with coordinating every social event held by the White House. The stylish Chicagoan pals around with Anna Wintour and was the subject of an extensive Vogue magazine feature.
    $84,000 Catherine Lelyveld, press secretary to First Lady Michelle Obama, hails from the Windy City as well, and served as Mrs. Obama's communication director during the presidential campaign.
    $36,000 That's how much Darienne Page, the White House receptionist, or "ROTUS" takes home annually. In a recent New York Times profile, Obama introduced Page as "the receptionist of the entire United States." Before serving in the Obama White House, Page served as an Army sergeant in Iraq under George W. Bush.
    Joe Biden takes in $227,300 as the vice president of the United States, while Obama earns $400,000 a year, far less than the $2.6 million he earned in 2008 as a presidential candidate and author.
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    $113,000 for coordinating social events? Damn.

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    wow, $36,000 for the receptionist? i figured it should be a lot more!

    i am surprised by most of it really. i thought the salaries would be higher.
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    I make as much as the white house receptionist if not more! And I'm just a clinical front desker

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    I'm sorry but being a receptionist at 1600? Thirty-six grand? Screw that. I can't imagine the stress.



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    I was shocked by how low the salaries are.
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    Those salaries suck bigtime
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    I thought they would be much higher. But I guess they didn't include bribes and kickbacks.
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    There's a ceiling for government salaries including political appointees. I can't remember exactly what it is, but there's a whole architecture to the whole thing between the three branches. Nothing can be higher than the President's salary, I think.

    Oh, found this (2008, though):
    Below are the salaries for the President, top federal judges and cabinet members for 2008.
    Position Salary Executive Branch President of the United States
    $400,000
    Executive Schedule
    Level 1: Cabinet-level officials
    $191,300
    Level II: Deputy secretaries of departments, secretaries of military departments, & heads of major agencies
    $172,200
    Level III: Under secretaries of departments & heads of middlelevel agencies
    $158,500
    Level IV: Assistant secretaries & general counsels of departments, heads of minor agencies, members of certain boards & commissions
    $149,000
    Level V: Administrators, commissioners, directors, & members of boards, commissions, or units of agencies
    $139,600
    Legislative Branch Vice President of the United States (President of the Senate)
    $221,100
    Speaker of the House of Representatives
    $217,400
    President Pro Tempore of the Senate
    $183,500
    Majority and Minority Leaders - House and Senate
    $188,100
    Senators, Representatives, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, and Delegates
    $169,300
    Comptroller General of the United States
    $168,000
    Deputy Comptroller General
    $154,600
    Librarian of Congress
    $168,000
    Judicial Branch Chief Justice of the United States
    $217,400
    Associate Justices of the Supreme Court
    $208,100
    Judges, U.S. Courts of Appeal
    $175,100
    Judges, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
    $175,100
    Judges, U.S. District Courts
    $165,200
    Judges, United States Claims Court
    $165,200
    Judges, Court of International Trade
    $165,200
    Judges, Tax Court of the United States
    $165,200
    Bankruptcy Judges
    $151,984
    Magistrate Judges
    $151,984
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    Quote Originally Posted by sluce View Post
    I was shocked by how low the salaries are.
    These are "paying your dues" salaries. Once they leave the White House, many of these former employees will be raking in the big bucks as consultants or entrepreneurs. The business contacts they make are incredible. Can't really feel sorry for them. Many of them have taken a pay cut not just to serve their country. There's a big payoff down the road and they know it. That is, unless you're one of Bush's incompetent cronies, i.e. Alberto Gonzales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticlady View Post
    $113,000 for coordinating social events? Damn.
    I think this would be such a fun job.

    Quote Originally Posted by msdeb View Post
    wow, $36,000 for the receptionist? i figured it should be a lot more!
    I'm guessing she prob gets a fat bonus.

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    Gov't jobs have great benefits so take the receptionist - she/he could have 20k+ in benefits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    Gov't jobs have great benefits so take the receptionist - she/he could have 20k+ in benefits.
    She would have had amazing benefits while in the Army. Though, she could be making more now than when serving. Military pay blows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    Gov't jobs have great benefits so take the receptionist - she/he could have 20k+ in benefits.
    That 20k in benefits won't pay her DC area rent though.
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    Really...I would no way no how have any of those jobs for that amount of money
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