On July, 1, 2022, the White House released its annual report to Congress on personnel, which details White House staff members and their salaries.
The Biden White House includes 474 staff members according to the report. Sixty-three staff members are detailees temporarily assigned to the White House from another agency or department. The other 411 staff members are employees.
In 2021, the Biden Administration reported that it had 560 staff members. Twenty-six staff members were detailees temporarily assigned to the White House from another agency or department. The other 536 staff members were employees.
The average salary in the Biden White House is $102,095.
The highest-paid staff member according to the 2022 report was Francis Collins, a detailee serving as acting science advisor to the president. Collins’ annual salary was $300,000. Twenty-seven staff members earned $180,000 or more.
Sixteen staff members received no salary. The majority of individuals receiving no salary (9) were policy advisors.
The largest share of employees (153) received salaries between $60,000 and $89,999, and the second largest (114) received $90,000 and $119,999.
See the chart below for the average salary of paid White House staff members in the Biden, Trump, and Obama administrations between 2013 and 2022. Salaries between 2013 and 2021 were inflation-adjusted to 2022 dollars.