报告：联邦雇员薪水高于私营部门, 时间:2012-02-21,来源: 《华盛顿时报》
Report: Federal employee’s salary is higher than the private sector, time :2012-02-21 Source: “Washington Times”
The United States, “Washington Times”, said a report released by the Congressional Budget Office recently pointed out that federal employees enjoy generous welfare programs, their income was significantly higher than the same educational background, but the staff working in the private sector. Overall, total income (including wages and benefits) of the federal government staff, more than the same qualifications of employees in the private sector 16%.
The average pay of federal civil servants, is $ 52 per hour; similar qualification in staff salaries in the private sector, an average of $ 45 per hour. Among them, the welfare part of the difference: the federal civil service allowance of $ 20 per hour is the average 48% higher than in the private sector (private sector hours allowance is only $ 13.60).
The principle of reciprocity in accordance with the level of education, comparative civil servants and private sector employees, wage income (excluding benefits). The results showed that low levels of education employees, wages in the government sector than the private sector. Secondary level of education, the wage level. The highest level of education of employees, civil servants, lower than private sector counterparts.
On behalf of federal government employees’ trade union organizations – the American Federation of Government Employees, said the Congressional Budget Office in accordance with the level of education, income comparison makes no sense.
President of the Federation Gage said that the better way is to compare the specific job. Because the federal government’s work, the wage standard is based on the job, rather than to develop the skills of employees (educational attainment). In this case, the Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that the same positions in the federal government’s income is lower than in the private sector.
Gage pointed out that the federal government can not by race, age or gender factors when recruiting employees.
Private sector for lower of cost considerations, may be the employment of women and minorities, paying them lower wages. Therefore, he questioned: whether some people, because of discrimination, lower wages in the private sector.
The release of this report, a time when Republicans in Congress proposed to continue to freeze the wages of employees of the federal government. The Obama administration is opposed to the motion that: a wage freeze has been implemented for two years now, the rise of wages to an employee. White House plans a 0.5 percent pay increase for federal workers.
House of Representatives recently will vote on whether to continue to freeze the salaries of federal workers, members of Congress and their staff until the end of 2013. Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy, said: “The employees of the private sector is still in the plight of millions of households looking for a job, their hard-earned taxes, government staff and salary, this idea is wrong. ”
Wage expenditure of the U.S. federal government in 2011, is about $ 200 billion, of which the soldiers wages expenditure of $ 80 billion, in addition, a $ 32 billion to pay the wages of government civilian personnel. The federal government employs about 2.3 million civilian employees, accounting for 1.7% of the total labor force in the United States. In addition, employing 2.3 million soldiers and 800,000 staff employed in government enterprises, such as the postal service.