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Analysis: Males in White House earn $16,000 more on average than female staffers

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President Joe Biden appealed to women on the 2020 campaign trail by bringing attention to the ‘war on women’ and promised, wholeheartedly, to close the gender pay gap. Not surprisingly, the already empty words were not meant to be applied to his own White House.

According to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of a White House salary disclosure, female employees in the Biden administration’s White House earn a median salary of $83,467. The men, however, make an average of $16,000 more with a median salary of $100,000.

White House employees included on the disclosure for analysis were 173 men and 235 women. Excluded from the analysis were detailees, who work at other agencies but are temporarily detailed to the White House.

“The 16.5 percent wage discrepancy tracks almost perfectly with the national gender pay gap, according to President Joe Biden’s own proclamation on Equal Pay Day in March, which stated that women across the nation make 17 cents less per dollar than men” writes the Washington Free Beacon.

The Beacon adds that in March, the Biden administration released a list of commitments to “Advance Pay Equity and Support Women’s Economic Security.” The announcement claimed that a woman makes 83 cents for every man’s dollar. And then in June 2021, Biden signed an executive order that “called on the Office of Personnel Management to review compensation packages and report back to the president on how to advance equal pay.”

“The next time you hear the Biden administration citing a national gender pay gap of 17 percent based on median earnings and using that difference to advance measures to achieve greater pay equity and address gender discrimination, it should be noted that Biden’s own White House has a similar pay gap of 16.5 percent,” said Mark Perry, a University of Michigan economist and senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

“In both cases, those differences in earnings by gender are not primarily the result of gender discrimination but are the result of many other factors.”

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