Women paid significantly less in Obama's whitehouse, Why does Obama hate women so much? All of President Barack Obama's employees may not be treated equally in the White House, as recently released financial records show that female employees earn significantly less than their male counterparts. Using the 2011 annual report of White House staff salaries that was submitted to Congress, an $11,000 difference is clear between the median female employee salary and the median male employee salary. This news comes on top of continued criticism- of both President Obama and prior presidents- that women are underrepresented in the White House. Of the administration's 20 top earners, who each took home a tidy $172,200 for their work in 2011, only six of those were women. The most oft-singled-out leading lady in the President's testosterone-fueled inner circle is Valerie Jarrett who is one of his closest advisors. That said, she has been with the President since his days in Chicago and is seen as one of his close personal friends as well as a trusted advisor. The gender differential has been noticed outside of the White walls, and Dee Dee Myers- the first female press secretary who worked under the Clinton administration- feels it is not doing Mr Obama's team any favors. 'Women are Obamaâs base, and they donât seem to have enough people who look like the base inside of their own inner circle,' Dee Dee Myers told The New York Times. The hefty salaries, like Ms Jarrett's, were not the norm, however, as the median salary for women in the White House is $60,000 which is 18 per cent less than their male peers whose median salary was $71,000. Few female faces: In this November 2009 photo, the only woman meeting with Mr Obama along with his other close advisors is Nancy-Ann DeParle Even fewer: In this 2011 photo, Mr Obama is only conferring with his top three closest advisors, all of whom are male This is not the first time that a pay disparity has been present in Mr Obama's White House, as it started as soon as his time in office did. In 2009, women made 89 cents for every dollar that men made in 'the People's House'. On average, that came out to $9,390 less.