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Federal workers' pay soars

Thousands more earn six figures as millions in private sector lose jobs

BY DENNIS CAUCHON • USA TODAY • DECEMBER 11, 2009
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The number of federal workers earning six-figure salaries has exploded during the recession, according to a USA TODAY analysis of federal salary data.

Federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14 percent to 19 percent of civil servants during the recession's first 18 months — and that's before overtime pay and bonuses are counted.

Federal workers are enjoying an extraordinary boom time — in pay and hiring — during a recession that has cost 7.3 million jobs in the private sector.

The highest-paid federal employees are doing best of all on salary increases. Defense Department civilian employees earning $150,000

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Added: Dec-11-2009 Occurred On: Dec-11-2009
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