The typical federal worker is paid 20% more than a private-sector worker in the same occupation. Median annual salary:
Federal – $66,591
Private – $55,500
Difference – $11,091
Sources: Bureau of Labor statistics, USA TODAY analysis

This may not have direct bearing on what is going on in states like Wisconsin, but it could, and should, be a wake up call for anyone serious about the national debt/budget.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-03-04-federal-pay_N.htm

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