"Federal workers, on average, are paid almost 50 percent more than employees in the private sector, an Asbury Park Press analysis of salary data shows.Federal wages eclipse private-sector pay
The average federal worker made $59,864 in 2005, compared with the
average salary of $40,505 in the private sector, according to the
latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
And that pay gap appears to have widened in the first nine months of 2006, preliminary data show."
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