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Presidential Salaries

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President Obama is the country's top boss; so how well does he pay?

Since 1995 it's been a requirement for the white house to reveal the salary of presidential staffers to congress. The president himself pulls in $400,000 a year; so how does the rest of the staff stack up?

The highest paid people under the president make about $172,000. These people have the title assistant to the president. Most of them also have a second title, but that doesn't mean more pay. In fact none of them have received a raise since President Obama took office and a salary freeze went into effect during the recession. Twenty two members of the president's staff are being paid at this level.  read more »