CATHERINE THOMPSON – APRIL 10, 2014, 11:39 AM EDT
Conservatives made hay
over the White House push for gender pay equity after a study
highlighted its own wage gap between the sexes, but they were missing
part of the picture.
The Washington Examiner explained
Thursday that although an American Enterprise Institute study showed
that female staffers earned 88 cents for every dollar their male
counterparts earned last year, the salary data also showed that women
actually out-earned men among the highest-paid White House staffers.
Based on the same 2013 salary data,
the Examiner found that 70 of the 150 White House staffers making more
than $100,000 were women. Those top female aides earned $128,600 on
average compared to $120,600 for top male aides, the publication found.
As the Examiner pointed out, those salary figures represent an
increase in the number and percentage of women in top-earning White
House positions over the last two years.