Aug 14, 2012
People who drop out of high school and get a job with the federal government earn, on average, 36 percent more in wages and benefits than their dropout counterparts in the private sector, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
In fact, the CRS report confirmed, federal government workers generally earn more than their peers in the private sector.
In the report, Comparing Compensation for Federal and Private-Sector Workers: An Overview, the CRS analyzed five different studies on compensation comparison, two of which were government studies: the President’s Pay Agent and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
In its “Major Findings of the CBO Study on Compensation for Federal and Private Sector Workers,” the CRS showed the percentage difference in average compensation for someone working in the federal government versus working in the private sector. (See p. 10 of CRS report.)
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 1:52 am