KEY POINTS

  • Ivanka Trump and Jared Kusher served as advisers to the president in the Trump administration
  • They were not paid a salary for their roles in the White House
  • Trump and Kushner made between $23.7 million and $120.6 million in combined outside income for 2020

Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner ended their stint as White House advisers when President Donald Trump left office in January. But how much salary did they receive for their positions in the Trump administration?

Trump, who was officially appointed adviser to the president in 2017, and Kushner, who held the position of senior adviser, were not paid a salary for their work at the White House, according to an official document detailing White House staff salaries.

Unlike the couple, however, other aides and advisers in the Trump administration received generous paychecks. According to the document, the highest-paid staffer was senior policy adviser Mark House, who made $187,100 annually.

Those who earned the next highest salary, $179,700, included chief strategist Steve Bannon, chief of staff Reince Priebus, press secretary Sean Spicer, senior counselor Kellyanne Conway and senior adviser for policy Stephen Miller.

This figure was $3,000 higher than the salary of the highest-paid White House employees during the Obama administration, which included Susan E. Rice and Valerie B. Jarrett. They earned $176,461 in 2016, CNBC noted.

Meanwhile, former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn, who was assistant to the president and director of the National Economic Council, and Christopher Liddell, who served as assistant to the president for strategic initiatives, were earning much less in comparison to other Trump administration staffers, receiving a yearly salary of $30,000.

But Trump and Kushner were far from struggling despite forgoing their White House salaries. The couple disclosed that they earned between $23.7 million and $120.6 million in combined outside income during the last year of her father’s presidency, according to reports obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

But the figure still reflects a big dip in the couple’s wealth. Their 2019 financial disclosures showed they made somewhere between $36.1 million and $157 million in combined outside income in the previous year.

Included in their 2020 income was her earnings from her stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., which amounted to $1.4 million. Trump and Kushner also have a great collection of expensive assets. Their art collection is worth somewhere between $5 million and $25 million.

After their roles in the White House, Trump and Kushner relocated to Florida, where they are renting a luxury apartment while waiting for the completion of their Indian Creek Island home in Miami. They purchased a two-acre lot on the so-called "Billionaires Bunker" for $31.8 million last year, Independent reported.

Jared Kushner, his wife Ivanka Trump and their children take part in a traditional pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey at the White House in November 2020 Jared Kushner, his wife Ivanka Trump and their children take part in a traditional pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey at the White House in November 2020 Photo: AFP / MANDEL NGAN