Gallup: Federal Workers Are Thriving More Than Their Private Sector Peers Are

March 9, 2015
In The News

There are certain advantages to feeding at the public trough — a new Gallup poll reveals U.S. federal government workers are prospering more than workers in the private economy are.

Specifically, 44 percent of federal workers are thriving financially, compared with 34 percent of all other U.S. workers.

"Federal pay has been a topic of debate for years, with differing accounts of whether federal employees are paid more, no more or less than non-federal employees," Gallup's Jessica Mangskau and Steve Ander write.

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