ICYMI: “Federal workers earn double their private counterparts”

August 10, 2010

Today’s USA TODAY discusses the disparity between the salaries and benefits of private and public sector employees:

At a time when workers’ pay and benefits have stagnated, federal employees’ average compensation has grown to more than double what private sector workers earn, a USA TODAY analysis finds.

Federal workers have been awarded bigger average pay and benefit increases than private employees for nine years in a row. The compensation gap between federal and private workers has doubled in the past decade.

What the data show:

Benefits. Federal workers received average benefits worth $41,791 in 2009. Most of this was the government’s contribution to pensions. Employees contributed an additional $10,569.

Pay. The average federal salary has grown 33% faster than inflation since 2000. USA TODAY reported in March that the federal government pays an average of 20% more than private firms for comparable occupations. The analysis did not consider differences in experience and education.

•Total compensation. Federal compensation has grown 36.9% since 2000 after adjusting for inflation, compared with 8.8% for private workers.

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6 Responses to ICYMI: “Federal workers earn double their private counterparts”

  1. whats yours says:

    If you really want to stop bankrupting this country get the polititians in big corperate pockets with their corp fat cats with six figure salaries and huge tax deductable perks out of office and stop promoting lies to the weak minded people that don’t check out there facts.stop tryng to divive this great country hold yourselves accountable to the whole truth and find real charity and stop promoting bigotry archie bunker.

  2. whats yours says:

    If you really want to stop bankrupting this country get the polititians in big corperate pockets with their corp fat cats with six figure salaries and huge tax deductable perks out of office and stop promoting lies to the weak minded people that don’t check out there facts.stop tryng to divive this great country hold yourselves accountable to the whole truth and find real charity and stop promoting bigotry archie bunker.

  3. whats yours says:

    If you really want to stop bankrupting this country get the polititians in big corperate pockets with their corp fat cats with six figure salaries and huge tax deductable perks out of office and stop promoting lies to the weak minded people that don’t check out there facts.stop tryng to divive this great country hold yourselves accountable to the whole truth and find real charity and stop promoting bigotry archie bunker.

  4. LOL says:

    The above article states facts regarding government salaries. I don’t see where you get preying on the weak-minded or bigotry out of this. You sound like a hateful person. “Do you feel the way you hate? Do you hate the way you feel?” (Quote from the band Bush)

  5. LOL says:

    The above article states facts regarding government salaries. I don’t see where you get preying on the weak-minded or bigotry out of this. You sound like a hateful person. “Do you feel the way you hate? Do you hate the way you feel?” (Quote from the band Bush)

  6. LOL says:

    The above article states facts regarding government salaries. I don’t see where you get preying on the weak-minded or bigotry out of this. You sound like a hateful person. “Do you feel the way you hate? Do you hate the way you feel?” (Quote from the band Bush)

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