Updated 8/13/2010 10:53 AM
Federal Workers are receiving twice as much compensation as private sector employees.
One person told me that I was wrong. I may be wrong, but I don’t think USA Today was wrong, and I haven’t seen any rebuttal of USA Today’s article.
- "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."
Read the link if you like, but the above quote sums up the whole argument.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis is a government agency.
- "Total compensation. Federal compensation has grown 36.9% since 2000 after adjusting for inflation, compared with 8.8% for private workers."