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On average, are federal employees compensated better, worse, or about the same as private-sector workers with similar occupations, levels of education, and work experience?

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Federal workers receive an average of 16% more compensation than comparable private-sector workers. Across various levels of education, this differential ranges from a low of -18% for workers with a professional degree or doctorate to a high of 36% for workers with a high school diploma or less.

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