Friday, December 18, 2009
Times are tough, unless . . .
House members this week approved and sent to the Senate a budget resolution that includes a 2 percent raise for federal civilian employees. President Obama, who recommended the raise, is expected to sign it.
While many workers in the private sector have despaired of a pay increase in the past few years, Congress takes care of federal employees with annual raises, awarding 3.9 percent in 2009, 3.5 percent in 2008 and 2.7 percent in 2007.
The average pay for the nation's 1.9 million federal workers is a little over $71,000, with the 372,041 federal workers in the Washington area earning an average of $94,047. The average salary for the nation's 108 million private-sector workers is $50,028.
. . . you work for the Federal Government.
P.S. How much money would be saved if current Federal salaries were frozen for next year to keep the country afloat? I survived (barely) a 40% pay cut to keep my company afloat. Just a thought.