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According to a study by Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), government workers make as much as 40 percent more than their private sector counterparts.
CAGW compared the compensation of government workers to those in the private sector and found that the former were on par or better paid in every state, averaged across sectors, despite identical occupations.
The study found that, like their federal counterparts, state government workers are also paid better than those in the private sector. When including wages and benefits including Health Care and pensions,
state governments pay on average 6.2 percent more per hour.
Last year, the Congressional Budget Office also determined that the federal government pays more in average wages and benefits than the private sector. On average, the CBO discovered that the federal government pays about 2 percent more in total wages and about 16
percent more when the employer-provided benefits are factored in, comparing workers with similar occupations and backgrounds.
Despite the pay and benefit disparities between similarly situated public sector and private sector workers, the President will propose a 1% pay increase for federal workers in 2014. Does this make