Thursday, August 12, 2010

Federal union workers paid double what same work earns in private sector--USA Today

8/10/10, "Federal workers earning double their private counterparts," USA Today, D. Cauchon
  • "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.
Federal civil servants earned average pay and benefits of $123,049 in 2009 while private workers made $61,051 in total compensation, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The data are the latest available.

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