Do you make more than $71,206 per year?

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Do you make more than $71,206 per year?

  1. Yes

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    48.3%
  2. No

    15 vote(s)
    51.7%
  1. xsited1
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    The average federal worker's pay is $71,206.

    Do you make more than this?

    Note, do not include, say, your spouses pay. For example, if you make $50,000/year and your spouse makes $50,000/year, your answer would be 'No' (since you make less than $71,206/year).

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    No, I do not.

    I guess I better go work for the government because the private sector is just not paying enough.
     
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    My friends dad worked for the Government and made more than 71,000 when he retired. He also had a BA and a Masters, plus he worked for the Government for 30 + years. While working for the government, he also was transfered to four different cities.
     
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    I did till I quit working. $75/hr as a consultant. And I had a business with about 1 dozen employees.

    However now I do not so I checked no.
     
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    HELL YEAH!!!

    I have more than that in my wallet as we speak.
     
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    There is a difference between median and mean.
     
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    Oh Brother. Spare change dude??????
     
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    Actually, I worked in a government lab and they paid far below what I would make at a private lab. Far below. And I don't think this number is correct. I didn't make anywhere close to that. Like maybe 1/3 of that.
     
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    Thank you for bringing up that point. The reality is that someone who earns six figures from a government job could most likely make multiples of that number in the private sector.
     
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    I'm retired and I have more income that that!
     

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