The White House has a comment line that allows people to call in, likely with their complaints. Volunteers answer the phones, taking the brunt of these calls without ever seeing a paycheck. The Director of Volunteers, Comment Line, and Greetings for Presidential Correspondence manages these volunteers as well as the correspondence that should get passed on to the president.
This position’s pay is shorter than the title and is $64,400 per year. A similar position was held by Darren Martin during the Obama administration, paying much less at $50,500, in 2015.
Director of the Presidential Gift Office — $58,200
One of the more peculiar jobs in the White House is the Director of the Presidential Gift Office. The person holding this position is responsible for keeping track of all of the gifts presented to the sitting president. This is essential, as anything gifted to the president is put into the National Archives.
If he wants to keep it for himself, he must buy it at market value after his term is up. The job pays $58,200 per year. In 2009, a similar position was filled during the Obama administration, and the Assistant Director of Correspondence for Gifts earned $50,000 per year.
Director of Youth Correspondence — $58,200
The President of the United States receives letters from all over the country, including many from children. Perhaps you remember being assigned by a teacher to write to the sitting president back when you were in school. Unfortunately, the president likely never set eyes on your letter, as it is the job of the Director of Youth Correspondence to reply to them.
The Director of Youth Correspondence earns $58,200 per year. The only comparable role we found from former governments, was the Assistant Director of Correspondence For Student Correspondence, who earned a salary of $50,000 in 2009.
Digital Content Producer — $72,700
This is a position created only in recent years, titled the Digital Content Producer, who is responsible for creating and sharing content online. This includes everything from what’s on the White House website to its social media channels.
Some presidents are really fond of the new social media world, however, others are less enthusiastic about it. The lucky person to have this role earns $72,700 per year, which is a bump in salary from 2017 when the position paid $63,125.
Social Aide — $0
A Social Aide is a military official who attends major functions at the White House in uniform. They’re there as an added security measure to make guests feel more comfortable, but they are welcome to mingle and enjoy the party.
Often they get to meet big celebrities, which may be why so many officers in the military are eager to volunteer. This job doesn’t pay anything, but the perks make it worth it for many.