Many Federal Workers Out-Earn Private Sector Labor

AP
federal workers earn more than private sector
federal workers earn more than private sector

By Andrew Taylor


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The average federal worker earns about 2 percent more than a private sector worker in a comparable profession, though the government's generous pension system means that overall compensation is significantly higher, a government study released Monday said.

Once pension and health benefits are factored in, the average federal worker reaps 16 percent more in total compensation than do private sector workers.