Federal Workers: Overpaid Compared to Private Employees

It used to be that taking a government job meant that you sacrificed some on the salary side but gained some on the “job for life” side.  Safe career but lower pay.

We’re not seeing that any longer.

When comparing the salaries of federal employees with the salaries of private employees we’re seeing a pretty sizable difference:

Since 2000 it’s easy to see the steady increase in the difference of pay.

Not only is the size of the government growing, but the cost of government vs. private employment is growing as well.

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