These days, the term "humble civil servant" can be a bit of a misnomer. The U.S. Dept. of Labor (DOL) currently has more than 100 job openings -- and some of them, like the Information Technology Specialist in Washington, D.C., and the Mine Safety and Health Specialist in Arlington, VA, come with six-figure salaries.
While the majority of the jobs open at the DOL right now pay in the upper 30s, just think of all those benefits that come with a government job! You'll likely get pensions, health benefits, vacation, family, sick and personal leave and more. And if the Department of Labor isn't a fair employer, who would be?