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  • The federal pay gap spiked again in 2023 - November 14, 2023
  • By Erich Wagner, Government Executive

    New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the gap in wages between federal employees and their private sector counterparts is on the rise again.

    In 2023, federal workers made 27.54% less on average than their peers outside of government, marking the second straight year that the federal pay gap widened. Last year, the pay gap was 24.09%, itself an increase from the 22.47% disparity between federal employees and private sector workers in similar jobs in 2021. The new data was publicized Tuesday at a meeting of the Federal Salary Council, an advisory body that issues annual recommendations to the White House on locality pay and other compensation issues.

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