FedSmith.com Users Agree With AFGE: 2017 Raise Should be 5.3%

FedSmith.com users said in a recent poll that federal workers deserve a 5.3% pay raise in 2017.

We asked you in a recent poll what you thought the pay raise for federal employees should be in 2017.

The verdict? Federal workers deserve a 5.3% raise next year.

This figure exactly matches what the American Federation of Government Employees said federal workers should get for a raise next year.

Here is how the overall poll results broke down:

How much of a pay raise should federal employees get in 2017?

1% 0.75%
1.6%* 2.13%
10% 5.13%
2% 3.25%
3% 13.14%
4% 9.14%
5% 8.39%
5.3%* 32.54%
6% 10.39%
7% 3.38%
8% 1.88%
9% 0.38%
> 10% 4.01%
No raise 3.75%
Other 1.75%

* Values proposed by the president and AFGE

Responses that fell in the “other” category ranged anywhere from 2.5% to some very optimistic individuals who thought it should be as high as 15% or even 33%.

What will the final pay raise be in 2017? It’s unknown at this point and far from a done deal as the political process surrounding how the federal workforce is paid has most of the rest of the year to play out.

We will keep our users updated on news that comes out regarding next year’s pay raise.

About the Author

Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of FedSmith.com. He has over 20 years of combined experience in media and government services, having worked at two government contracting firms and an online news and web development company prior to his current role at FedSmith.