Highly Paid Federal Workers Making $150,000 Or More Increases More Than 10 Times In Just 5 Years
"The number of federal workers earning $150,000 or more a year has soared tenfold in the past five years and doubled since President Obama took office, a USA TODAY analysis finds (see chart above). Federal workers earning $150,000 or more make up 3.9% of the workforce, up from 0.4% in 2005.
The fast-growing pay of federal employees has captured the attention of fiscally conservative Republicans who won control of the U.S. House of Representatives in last week's elections. Already, some lawmakers are planning to use the lame-duck session that starts Monday to challenge the president's plan to give a 1.4% across-the-board pay raise to 2.1 million federal workers."