The White House annual report on staffers' salaries shows 21 employees will earn the maximum of $172,200 this year.
The top salary group includes senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, White House Chief of Staff William Daley and the director of speechwriting, Jon Favreau.
The White House report released Friday reveals this year's payroll for 454 staffers comes to $37.1 million. More than one-third of the staff earns better than $100,000. The lowest paid White House staffer earns $41,000 yearly.
The president imposed a salary freeze on staffers earning more than $100,000 after taking office.
President Obama's annual salary is $400,000.
The Congress requires the White House to file a yearly report on how much each staffer earns.
The Obama administration has posted the salaries online each year.
Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.