These Are The Top Salaries for White House Employees
Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications: $183,000
Trump invented the senior advisor for strategic communications role in late 2016 for Hope Hicks as an extension of her position during his campaign and transition into the presidency. The responsibilities were never clearly defined, but likely involved advising Trump on messaging, coordinating media appearances, and generally providing feedback on personnel and agenda. Mercedes Schlapp assumed the role upon Hope’s departure, but when Mercedes stepped down in July 2019, the position was abolished entirely. The salary for this role was $183,000 in June 2019.