What Are Standard Government Employee Wages?


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According to the U.S. Bureau of Economics, the average annual salary wage for federal government employees in 2014 was $84,153. However, a variety of government jobs exist, and salaries vary widely from below $30,000 to above $150,000.

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According to the same year end data from the U.S. Bureau of Economics, federal government employees, as of 2014, make approximately 78 percent more annually than private sector workers. In addition to this higher annual salary than many private sector employees, federal government employees also earn a substantial amount in benefits, and federal government workers collected approximately $119,934 in benefit compensation on average.

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