Federal employees receive average annual compensation of … $126,000

Bloomberg news reports:

Top Income in U.S. Is … Gasp! … Wash. D.C. Area

Federal employees whose compensation averages more than $126,000 and the nation’s greatest concentration of lawyers helped Washington edge out San Jose as the wealthiest U.S. metropolitan area, government data show.

The U.S. capital has swapped top spots with Silicon Valley, according to recent Census Bureau figures, with the typical household in the Washington metro area earning $84,523 last year. The national median income for 2010 was $50,046….

Just wondering, but are the Occupy Wall Street people complaining about the grossly swollen salaries of federal employees? Fat chance.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 19, 2011 01:43 PM | Send

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