Every year on July 1, the White House is required to disclose the pay of its employees.
In its Monday article titled, "White House pays women 80 cents for every dollar paid to men", CNN wrote that "women working in the White House earn an average salary of 80 cents for every dollar paid to their male colleagues", adding those numbers reflect a "gender pay gap wider than the national average of 82 cents on the dollar".
The difference of $20,500, calculated through analysis of the White House's annual report to Congress, is said to be down to women doing "lower ranking" jobs. Several high profile Trump staffers have Jersey connections.
Of the 22 employees making the highest salary of $179,700, only six were found to be women. They include well-known aides such as special counselor Kellyanne Conway, director of strategic communications Hope Hicks and reality television star turned presidential staffer Omarosa Manigault.
At $187,100, senior policy adviser Mark House is the top earning White House staffer. Three of the eight employees in that category are women.
Ivanka Trump took her plea for equal pay for equal work directly to CEOs at a Tuesday summit at the White House. "I will always have your back", Trump said, addressing the men and women serving in the USA military.
President Trump's daughter Ivanka sees herself as an advocate for closing the gender pay gap, tweeting on April 4th that '#EqualPayDay is a reminder that women deserve equal pay for equal work.
CNN calculated the gender gap using employee names and research.