Plouffe, for example, walked away from a $1.5 million salary as a consultant at Plouffe Strategies when he joined the administration.
Records also show that Daley, former Midwest chairman and head of corporate responsibility at JPMorgan (JPM, Fortune 500), raked in $8.7 million from the bank in 2010, including a $675,000 salary and $4.8 million bonus.
Obama himself earns $400,000, double the $200,000 President Clinton earned annually during his eight years in office. The president's pay hike went into effect during the presidency of George W. Bush.
In total, the 454 White House staffers earn a payroll of $37,121,463.