President Joe Biden has the most expensive payroll in White House history with 22 aides, including press secretary Jen Psaki and chief of staff Ron Klain, making the maximum yearly salary of $180,000.
The White House on Thursday released its annual staff report to Congress, revealing the salaries of 567 White House employees, which cost taxpayers $49.6 million.
The projected four-year costs of Biden’s White House payroll could top $200 million, according to an analysis by Forbes, which would top the staff costs of the past two presidents. Jen Psaki tops the most expensive White House payroll in history.
Adjusted for inflation, the Trump administration spent $164.3 million during his one term in office and the Obama administration spent $188.5 million in his first term.
Cost under Trump: $164.3 million
Cost under Obama: $188.5 million