Retirement benefits in the federal government

Author : Wenny Lin

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Recently, The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that on average, federal government employees are underpaid by 26.3% compared with similar non-federal jobs. This “pay gap” has widened over the last couple years while federal salaries were frozen.

With such a large difference in pay, I wondered, why would anyone want to work for the federal government? Do the benefits make up for the lower salary?