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Women in the White House are paid less than their male coworkers


The average salary for men in the White House is around $104,000, while for women it's around $83,000, according to CNN's look at the White House's annual report to Congress. Half the men working at the White House make $115,000 or more annually, while half the women $70,629 or less.

That's a gender pay gap wider than the national average of 82 cents on the dollar, according to the Labor Department.

In terms of the number of people employed at the White House, the staff is evenly split, with 47 per cent female and 53 per cent male employees respectively.

When calculating the averages, Roll Call omitted the three employees who are taking no salary, including the president's daughter, her husband Jared Kushner, and a former Baltimore real estate developer.

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On average, the difference between male and female salaries in the general economy is 23.5 percent, and in the current White House it's 45 percent. Among the 22 employees earning the top salary for a permanent White House employee-$179,000-only six are women. But she was quickly lambasted for the remark, as critics pointed to her father's earlier decision to revoke the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order that President Barack Obama signed in 2014.

Therefore women are not making 80 cents for ever dollar paid to their male counterparts because this statement implies that women are being paid less than men for doing equal work when they are in fact doing different jobs that demand different salaries.

Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, et al would like us to focus on the "real issues" like the job numbers and economy and not the bad tweets, so how's this? For those who are unconvinced that this gap doesn't mean much, the NWLC reports that it causes women to earn roughly $10,000 less in median earnings per year.

CNN calculated the gender gap using employee names and research.

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