Dr. Anthony Fauci is the federal government’s highest-paid employee for 2019.
In 2019 alone, Dr. Fauci made $417,608, which is more than even the $400,000 salary of the President of the United States. Fauci is, therefore, both the highest-paid doctor and employee in the federal government, which is comprised of nearly four million federal employees.
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, is set to make $2.5 million in salary from 2019 through 2024, should he remain in his post and doesn’t receive a raise.
The record-high salary comes as reports surface linking Fauci’s NIH grants to the Wuhan lab that is suspected to have birthed COVID-19.