Since John F. Kennedy’s term in office, the White House has had a Chief Official Photographer, whose job it is to snap the best pics of the prez, whether he’s in the oval office, talking with the staff, or out on the lawn. In this modern age, there are lots of pictures that get taken.
This role is responsible for a number of famous pics, such as President Nixon with Elvis Presley, President Johnson being sworn in on Air Force One, Clinton playing the saxophone, and numerous others. If you land this gig as a photographer, it’s hard to be less well-known in the world of photographs. These artisans have commanded both high and low prices, and the current amount is unknown.
Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy – Unknown
That's quite the mouthful, and usually, this kind of title wouldn't land on most lists, but this role was special for the Obama administration. The president admitted to creating the role for one reason – to get Dhanurjay Patil into the White House in a way that would make him useful. Patil analyzed data that had improved the way the White House and the general public were able to see and understand it, allowing for better communication and clarity.
It's unknown how much Patil brought down for his short-lived role (a successor was never appointed) but we can estimate it's somewhere in the range of a hundred thousand and above.
Housekeeper — $90,000
Count this as one of the places where a maid or janitor can make big bucks. The White House employs almost a hundred men and women who are tasked with keeping the place spick and span everywhere. With a total of 132 rooms, they have their work cut out for them. Not only do they have to hold themselves to the highest standards, but they have to have high-security clearance, and additionally are paid to stay discreet and out of the way.
They're also tasked with keeping a low profile and not spreading around that they're in the White House – security reasons, you see. They never clean a room if a member of the First Family is inside, so they take their time.
Head Chauffeur — $95,000
If you love driving and want to help the most powerful person in the world get to the next destination, you might want to think about applying for the head chauffeur. Thing is, this job comes with a lot of stress – you have to be ready to act at a moment's notice during an emergency.
You have to ensure the president's safety, and you're privy to top-secret information that you can never divulge. For almost a hundred thousand a year (on average) you'll not only ferry the president, but the entire First Family, special guests, cabinet members, and other high-profile names.
Chief Floral Designer – Unknown
Since 2015, Hedieh Ghaffarian has been the White House Chief Floral Designer – before her, there were a mere two others. Before that, the role was largely relegated to other employees. It's unknown what Ghaffarian brings down, but it's likely a good amount.
She's in charge of floral decorations in every room, but that's not all – she also oversees larger decorations, perhaps most importantly the large Christmas tree that takes its place inside the building every year. If you've ever seen a picture of it, you know it looks immaculate – it's all thanks to Ghaffarian and her predecessors.