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Average incomes of small business owners as compared to federal government workers

Average incomes of federal government workers:
Source 1: The U.S. Government is the largest employer in the United States, hiring about 2.0 percent of the nation’s work force. The federal government employs over 2,700,000 workers. Average annual salary for full-time federal government jobs exceeds $67,000. The average annual federal workers compensation, pay plus benefits, is $106,871 compared to just $53,288 for the private sector according to the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Source: http://federaljobs.net/

Source 2: The Bureau of Economic Analysis released data this month showing that the average compensation for the 1.8 million federal civilian workers in 2005 was $106,579 — exactly twice the average compensation paid in the U.S. private sector: $53,289. If you consider wages without benefits, the average federal civilian worker earned $71,114, 62 percent more than the average private-sector worker, who made $43,917.

Source: http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=6611

Article: Federal Pay: Myth and Realities, by Chris Edwards Chris Edwards is tax director at the Cato Institute and author of Downsizing the Federal Government. Added to cato.org on August 14, 2006 This article appeared on Washingtonpost.com on August 13, 2006.

Source 3: Federal workers, on average, are paid almost 50% more than employees in the private sector, an Asbury Park Press analysis of salary data shows. The average federal worker made $59,864 in 2005, compared with the average salary of $40,505 in the private sector, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-06-24-fedpay_N.htm

Article: Fed pay: Rank-and-file tops private average, managers fall below By Jason Method, Asbury Park Press

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