The Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the president’s policy process. Basically ensuring things run smoothly, and that there aren’t any hiccups along the way.
In 2009, Mona Sutphen held a similar position under Obama’s administration, with a significantly higher salary of $172,200. Maybe Sutphen had other matters he was responsible for, as we can’t explain how the salary of this position has increased dramatically.
Director of Oval Office Operations — $145,000
As a glorified receptionist, the Director of Oval Office Operations is one of the only White House employees with complete access to the Oval Office. No one can get inside to see the president without their approval, as they’re considered the gatekeeper.
The lucky person to succeed in this position earns $145,000 per year. Brian Mosteller held the position under Obama and is known for never leaving his side while he was in Washington. In 2015, he earned significantly less in the role, with a salary of just $102,000.
Records Management Analyst — $66,900
The Records Management Analyst is quite a dull job that requires those in this role to basically scan and file documents. Something that could potentially make this job interesting is having the freedom to read some of the documents throughout the day.
The position doesn't pay that much ($66,900), however, the ones performing under this title (and like all positions in the White House) must be security classified and sworn to secrecy.
Counsel to the President — $183,000
The Counsel to the President is the top lawyer in the White House who informs the president what they can and cannot legally do in office. Understandably, this job can be quite complex and often involves analyzing what the president is most likely to get away with.
The current position owner earns $183,000 per year. In 2015, the position contributed $ 173,922 to the position owner's bank account. What another $10,000 between you and me.
Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs — $183,000
With hundreds of senators and members of the House of Representatives, the president needs help maintaining relationships with them. This task is assigned to the Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, who makes sure everyone is happy so they’re more likely to agree with the president’s agenda.
This position pays $183,000 which is a little more than what it paid less than a decade ago. Basically, whoever does this job, is the so-called mediator between all people in the government and all people who hold influential positions. The president can afford internal hassle.