Federal Government Pay

Sunday, Dec 12, 2010

Federal civil servants earned average pay and benefits of $123,049 in 2009 while private workers made $61,051 in total compensation [2x], according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The federal compensation advantage has grown from $30,415 in 2000 to $61,998 last year... 33% faster than inflation.

Federal workers earning double their private counterparts, Brent Jones, USA Today, August 13, 2010, http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/income/2010-08-10-1Afedpay10STN.htm.

Pay for state and local governments, Number of Government Employees