It's one of those awkward questions that everyone really wants to know but few want to ask: what's your salary?
Well, if you're a White House employee your salary is public record. Since 1995 the White House has been required to supply Congress with the title and salary of every White House office employee. The list shows the president's top advisors including –Valerie Jarrett, Jack Lew, David Plouffe, Tom Donilon, John Brennan, Jay Carney, Nancy-Ann DeParle, Denis McDonough and Kathryn Ruemmler among others– all top out at $172,200. (here's the complete list)