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CBO: The Less Educated you are, the Better it is to Work for the Federal Government.

Are most federal workers overpaid?  That's more or less the finding of a new study by the Congressional Budget Office, which compared federal workforce compensation to the private sector.

The higher your degree, the lower your salary and benefits compared to your educational peers. A high school graduate earned 36% more compensation than an equivalent private sector worker. A college graduate earned roughly the same salary, but made about 46% more in benefits. If you had a professional degree or doctorate, you made an average of 18% less in compensation.   Read more.