Women in the White House are making 80 cents to every dollar men make, according to a CNN analysis based on the White House's annual report to Congress. Perry also notes in his analysis that of the top 101 highest-paid White House employees, almost 75% of them are men.
Days after the White House announced that it had ceased operations of its Council on Women and Girls, the Trump administration released data on its staff members' pay. 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.
Of the 22 staffers paid the highest White House wage ($179,700.00), only five are women: senior advisor Kellyanne Conway, director of communications for the office of public liaison Omarosa Manigault, deputy national security advisor Kathleen McFarland, deputy national security advisor from strategy Dina Powell, and chief of staff to the First Lady Lindsay Reynolds.
While the White House staff is comprised of 47 percent females and 53 percent males, the evenly-split staff still experiences a disparity, which is also due to the fact that women are employed in lower-ranking jobs.
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In addition to men being paid more, there are also more of them on the White House payroll: 200 compared to 174 women.
Past reporting indicates the disparity is not new to the Trump White House - though it may be more pronounced.
According to the U.S. Labor Department, American women earn 82 cents for every dollar earned by American men. A few months ago, he rolled back Obama-era equal pay protections for women with an executive order. We must work to close the gender pay gap!'
CNN calculated the gender gap using employee names and research.