According to one organization, federal employee pay and benefits are creating “[A]n elite Island of secure and highly-paid workers separated from the ocean of average Americans competing in the global economy.” Here are the author’s reasons for this conclusion and what it might mean for federal workers.
A new study has found that unelected officials in Washington don’t have much in common with the rest of the country.
Are federal employees paid too much, too little or about the right amount? The gap is growing larger between those that argue feds are over or underpaid.
According to one researcher who has concluded that the Federal Salary Council claims of an underpaid federal workforce are unwarranted, average federal pay continues to outpace private sector pay.
Will federal employees receive a pay raise in 2013 or will the pay freeze continue in effect for another year? Our best guess: A small raise for feds in January.
According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (an organization within the Department of Commerce), the average federal employee now makes $79,197, not including benefits. And, when benefits are added in, the average federal employee compensation averaged $119,982 based on 2008 figures.