Shocking pay disparity by government just documented


While pro-big government liberals argue about “class warfare” and “income inequality,” they should consider taking a look at a recent study that shows a staggering gap in pay between private sector and government employees because, well, it’s huge. These results should not be taken lightly!

According to the study from the Bureau of Economic Analysis reviewed by the Cato Institute, average government employee pay is a staggering 78 percent higher than private sector employee pay.

“Federal civilian workers had an average wage of $84,153 in 2014, compared to an average in the private sector of $56,350,” the study noted. But when you add in benefits packages, the numbers are even higher. “The federal advantage in overall compensation (wages plus benefits) is even greater. Federal compensation averaged $119,934 in 2014, which was 78 percent higher than the private-sector average of $67,246,” the study reported.

Amazingly, only three categories of workers have higher paid workers than those employed by the U.S. government and they include mining, company management and the utility sector. That means government workers are pulling down more than those in the information technology and financial sectors.

According to the study, the compensation increase is a result of “legislated increases in general pay, increases in locality pay, expansions in benefits, and growth in the number of high-paid jobs as bureaucracies become more top-heavy.”

Even though the government is filled with, according to, “mundane bureaus where workers are paid highly for normal bureaucratic jobs,” when budget cuts are even so much as thought of by a conservative, the federal workforce is presented in a fashion which would lead one to believe it’s solely made up of first responders, teachers and military.

I think we all know that’s not the case.