White House Salaries Jump

White House Salaries Jump

White House salaries and hiring increased in 2012, according to an annual report released Friday by the White House.

The “Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff” reveals that White House staff salaries jumped from $37.1 million in 2011 to $37.8 million in 2012, with the total number of White House workers increasing from 454 in 2011 to 468 in 2012.

Topping the list at an annual salary of $172,000 were 20 individuals, including: Obama Chief of Staff Jack Lew, Press Secretary Jay Carney, Senior Advisors David Plouffe, and Valerie Jarrett.  

According to the U.S. Census, per capita annual income is $27,334.