There are four million federal employees, and little old Dr. Anthony Fauci is the highest paid of them all.
In 2019 Fauci pocketed a cool $417,608 (federal salaries for 2020 are not yet available). According to Forbes:
$2.5 million. That's how much Dr. Fauci, Director of the National Institute for Health's (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and current Chief Medical Advisor to the President, will make in salary from 2019 through 2024, if he stays in his post through the end of the current Administration, and doesn't (or didn't already) get a raise.
And honestly, it kind of casts an uglier hue on some of Fauci's self-congratulatory remarks of the past. Like when Matthew McConaughey interviewed him last August and he asked Fauci if he had millions of dollars invested in the vaccines. Here's how Fauci responded,
Dr. Fauci laughed and answered, "Matthew, no, I got zero! I am a government worker. I have a government salary." He didn't mention his $417,608 salary was the largest in the entire federal government.
Even VP Mike Pence only made about half of what Fauci did in the same year. His 2019 salary came in at $235,100.
Amazing. Thank you, benevolent Dr. Fauci. Thank you.