Correcting Myths About Federal Pay – Conservatives Compare Apples to Oranges

Source: Lauren Smith, Center for American Progress, October 25, 2010

More than half of Americans mistakenly believe that federal workers are overpaid, and a third also wrongly think they are underqualified, according to a recent Washington Post poll. The truth is federal workers earn 22 percent less than their counterparts in the private sector, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

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