Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Adviser to President Joe Biden, is the highest-paid government employee with a salary of $417,608.
Fauci’s salary data was made available through Freedom of Information Act requests. That salary number was reflective of 2019 data and does not include any potential raises since that period of time.
He also is the highest-paid doctor in the federal government, too.
His salary outranks that of the $400,000 salary for the President of the United States.
Fauci, who also is Director of the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases, will make $2.5 million in salary between 2019 and 2024, according to data collected. This total reflects him staying in his role through 2024 and, again, doesn’t include any raises he might have or will get in this time.
Federal employees whose salaries are paid by taxpayers were part of this collection of data.
Anthony Fauci Earned $3.6 Million In Salary In 2010-2019
Dr. Anthony Fauci made $3.6 million in salary between 2010 and 2019. His salary increased from $335,000 in 2014 to his current salary.
Data also indicates that there are three doctors who all work for the Department of Health and Human Services who will out-earn the President of the United States. Their 2019 incomes are from $406,000 to $417,000.
His name and face were synonymous with the White House Coronavirus Task Force under President Donald Trump. Fauci appeared at press conferences to offer scientific evidence around COVID-19 matters.
Ironically, Dr. Anthony Fauci was asked by actor Matthew McConaughey during an August 2020 interview on Instagram if he had millions of dollars invested in the COVID-19 vaccines.
“Matthew, no, I got zero!” Fauci said. “I am a government worker. I have a government salary.”
There was no mention in the interview of his actual salary numbers.
Fauci And His Salary Outrank Other Federal Employees
Upon reviewing other salary numbers, Dr. Anthony Fauci outranks other people he either shared time with on the Coronavirus Task Force or other federal government employees.
Vice President Mike Pence had a salary of $235,100 in 2019, while Dr. Deborah Birx earned $305,972 in the same year.
Looking at present-day salary data, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earns $223,500 and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts makes $270,000. Members of the House of Representatives will make $174,000 in salary.
Fauci, 80, started working for the National Institute of Health in 1968. He became NIAID Director in 1984 and has advised every president from Ronald Reagan to the current officeholder in Biden. Fauci serves under NIH Director Francis Collins.