According to a report submitted to Congress, top-level staff members of the Obama White House earn the same amount as their predecessors in the Bush administration. The report, which a 1994 law requires be submitted annually to Senate and House oversight committees, shows that the White House's personal list shows 487 employees. Among these staffers is Robert Gibbs, who earns the salary cap of $172,200.
There are staff members who earn more, such as Public Health Policy Director David Marcozzi, with earnings of $192,934. However, he is actually employed from the Department of Health and Human Services; his salary is not paid directly by the White House.