For feds, more get 6-figure salaries

For feds, more get 6-figure salaries Dennis Cauchon, USA TODAY 12/11/09
Average pay $30,000 over private sector
The number of federal workers earning six-figure salaries has exploded during the recession, according to a USA TODAY analysis of federal salary data.

Federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of civil servants during the recession’s first 18 months — and that’s before overtime pay and bonuses are counted.

Federal workers are enjoying an extraordinary boom time — in pay and hiring — during a recession that has cost 7.3 million jobs in the private sector…… Read More