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The Truth About Federal Pay

By on September 27, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The Truth About Federal Pay

Are federal employees over or underpaid? The author says that reports on both sides of the argument are generally inaccurate.

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80% Differential in Federal and Private Sector Compensation

By on September 24, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
80% Differential in Federal and Private Sector Compensation

A new study argues federal workers are paid 80% higher than private sector workers with respect to their total compensation package.

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Average Total Federal Employee Compensation: $123,160

By on September 21, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Average Total Federal Employee Compensation: $123,160

The total compensation differential between federal and private sector employees continues to grow larger after the end of a partial federal pay freeze.

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Feds Are Overpaid… Or Not

By on October 13, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Feds Are Overpaid… Or Not

Are federal employees paid more than their private sector counterparts? It’s a debate that has been raging for years with no clear answers. The author discusses the latest twist in the salary debate: a report from the Cato Institute which says federal workers are paid far more generously than private sector workers. He says that while the report is mostly inaccurate, there is more to the story.

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Federal Employees on ‘An Elite Island of Secure and High-Paid Employment’

By on October 7, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employees on ‘An Elite Island of Secure and High-Paid Employment’

An article describes the federal government as “an elite island of secure and high-paid employment, separated from the ocean of average Americans competing in the economy.”

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Fed Workers: ‘An Elite Island…Separated from the Ocean of Average Americans’

By on January 25, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

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.

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Average Federal Salary: $83,679 and Lowest Average Pay Increase in 10 Years

By on March 25, 2012 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

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.

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Proposed Federal Pay Raise: What They Are Saying

By on January 9, 2012 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The proposed 0.5% pay raise for federal civilian employees that is set to be included in the 2013 White House budget proposal has got a lot of people talking. Here’s a compilation of some of the reactions to the proposal.

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Federal Pay Gap With Private Sector Growing

By on August 25, 2009 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

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.

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Average (Total) Federal Compensation in 2007: $116,450

By on August 14, 2008 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

It seems no one is happy with the federal pay system. Many employees and federal unions argue that federal employees are significantly underpaid. But not everyone agrees. The average federal employee in 2007 received a pay and benefits package of $116,450–more than twice as much as the average private sector employee.

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