Here's How Much Kayleigh McEnany Made As White House Press Secretary

In April 2020, former campaign aide and CNN contributor Kayleigh McEnany became President Donald Trump's press secretary (via The New York Times). At that time, she replaced Stephanie Grisham, who returned to First Lady Melania Trump's team as her chief of staff. Previously Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Sean Spicer claimed the role of press secretary under Trump (via Business Insider).

According to Fox Business, the salaries of every White House staffer, including the Florida native and Georgetown University grad, are disclosed every year. It's interesting to note that McEnany, who interned for George Bush, was one of the highest paid staffers in the Trump White House, according to The U.S. Sun. It's worth noting that, per Fox Business, some staffers opt not to take a salary, namely Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

So how much did the sometimes-controversial Trump supporter make for her role answering questions from the media? The answer may surprise some people.

The exact amount of money Kayleigh McEnany earned as White House press secretary

Fox Business reports the Harvard Law School grad made $183,000 per year as President Donald Trump's mouthpiece to the press — although of course, he isn't shy about voicing his own thoughts to the media. McEnany made the same amount of money as economic adviser Larry Kudlow. When Kellyanne Conway served as senior counsel to Trump, she also earned the same salary as McEnany and Kudlow. Hope Hicks, who served as an advisor to the president, also earned top dollar, as did Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and a number of other advisors.

Quite notably, McEnany, who married Tampa Bay Rays baseball player Sean Gilmartin in 2017 (his salary is $1 million, according to Celebpie), made more than half the salary of the vice president, Mike Pence, who earned just over $231,000 for his role as second in command of the United States of America. Donald Trump's presidential salary was $400,000, all of which was donated.