Ivanka works for free, but Trump White House can pay well

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump
Jared and Ivanka Trump

Salary: $0. The first daughter and son-in-law are serving as advisers to the president but are not drawing a salary.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Leo Rafael Reif (L) talks with White House Special Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives Reed Cordish before a meeting of the White House American Technology Council in the State Dining Room of the White House June 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, the council's goal is "to explore how to transform and modernize government information technology."  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Reed Cordish, (left) presidential assistant for intragovernmental and technology initiatives.

Salary: $0.

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gary Cohn
Gary Cohn, chief economic adviser.

Salary: $30,000. Formerly a top executive at Goldman Sachs, Cohn is working at the White House at a steep discount.

 (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Deputy assistant to President Trump Sebastian Gorka talks with people in the Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during a ceremony commemorating Israeli Independence Day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president

Salary: $155,000

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sarah Huckabee
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, principal deputy White House press secretary

Salary: $165,000

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Hope Hicks
Hope Hicks, White House Director of Strategic Communications

Salary: $179,700

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Jared Kushner, Dina Powell
Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser for strategy

Salary: $179,700

Stephen Miller
Stephen Miller, senior adviser

Salary: $179,700

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Omarosa Manigault
Omarosa Manigault, director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison

Salary: $179,700

Reince Priebus
Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff

Salary: $179,700

Sean Spicer
Sean Spicer, White House press secretary

Salary: $179,700

Kellyanne Conway
Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor

Salary: $179,700

Stephen Bannon
Stephen Bannon, White House chief strategist

Salary: $179,700

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Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Leo Rafael Reif (L) talks with White House Special Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives Reed Cordish before a meeting of the White House American Technology Council in the State Dining Room of the White House June 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, the council's goal is "to explore how to transform and modernize government information technology."  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Gary Cohn
Deputy assistant to President Trump Sebastian Gorka talks with people in the Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during a ceremony commemorating Israeli Independence Day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Sarah Huckabee
Hope Hicks
Jared Kushner, Dina Powell
Stephen Miller
Omarosa Manigault
Reince Priebus
Sean Spicer
Kellyanne Conway
Stephen Bannon

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 40 percent of White House staffers earn in excess of $100,000 a year, according to new salary details released Friday. And some of the wealthiest aides to President Donald Trump aren’t paid at all.

A White House staff salary document shows that 22 of Trump’s aides, including some of the best-known to the public, are earning $179,700.

They include chief strategist Steve Bannon, chief of staff Reince Priebus, press secretary Sean Spicer and senior counselor Kellyanne Conway.

Also making $179,000: Omarosa Manigault, the former “Apprentice” contestant who serves as director of communications for White House office of public liaison; and social media director Dan Scavino.

Several of the president’s closest aides are choosing not to take a salary. Among those forgoing pay are Trump’s daughter Ivanka, identified in the official document as “first daughter and adviser to the president,” and son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.

A presidential assistant for intragovernmental and technology initiatives, Reed Cordish, is also going unpaid. He too comes from a real estate family.

Other aides such as Gary Cohn, formerly a top executive at Goldman Sachs, are working at a steep discount of $30,000.

The highest-paid staffer appears to be senior policy adviser Mark House, who is making $187,100 a year, according to the 16-page document.

The White House has been required to report the salaries and staff titles to Congress every year since 1995.

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Associated Press writer Jill Colvin contributed to this report.

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