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Federal Employees Typically Receive Large Salaries

Created on July 27, 2016

Federal Employees Typically Receive Large Salaries


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Sixty-three percent of federal employees on the General Schedule (GS) are on Grade 11 or higher and earn $64,650 to $160,300 per year.

SourceS: U.S. Office of Personnel Management, January 2016 federal employment data, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/ pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2016/DCB.pdf (accessed June 20, 2016), and Heritage Foundation analysis.

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