Thursday, December 29, 2011

Federal Jobs: A Real Gravy Train

Interesting tidbits from USA Today:
  • The portion of federal workers making at least $100,000 per year grew from 12% in 2006 to 22% in 2011, not including benefits
  • A "cook" in a federal prison makes an average salary of $66,225 per year
  • Since Obama took office, layoffs are down by two-thirds to an average of 300 per year, out of a workforce of 2.1 million
  • Federal workers averaged $75,296 salary plus $28,323 in benefits (medical and pension). This is about 60% more than comparable jobs in the private sector


Anonymous said...

"Tidbits" is right, " selections" would be more appropriate ... why not show the cost of living and more applicable job specific And responsibilities comparison...which is much more in line with the truth.

You write "cook" truth is it is a corrections officer responsible for food service including inmate supervision and control. Skewing the truth isn't fair.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anon, your point would be? and you know "cook" from kitchen"supervisor" how? have you ever been in a private for profit kitchen vs a federally funded kitchen? well there ya go? What isn't fair is that those "inmates" have anyone PAID to cook for them.