Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Federal jobs mauling private sector in pay, benefits

USA Today reports, in a story by Dennis Cauchon, that the gap in pay between federal jobs and private industry jobs has doubled since 2000, with a link here.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (link) reported that federal civil servants averaged $123,049 in 2009 whereas private workers made $61,051. Maybe this is apples v. oranges. The government is claiming that its jobs require skill. Really?

People call the federal government "Uncle Sugar", particularly in the DC area.

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