Federal IT workers make more than those in the private sector, survey says

In the ongoing debate over whether the public sector or private sector makes more money, a new survey says that federal IT workers command higher salaries, reports Brittany Ballenstedt at NextGov.com.

According to an InformationWeek Analytics survey of 18,201 IT professionals, federal IT staffers earn a median annual salary of $98,000 compared with an overall IT industry median of $87,000.

Federal salaries continue to be a hot topic. Also in recent news, a labor union has recommended that Congress, looking to cut the budget, put a cap on contractor salaries, rather than simply targeting feds.

But Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) is thinking otherwise. Earlier this month he introduced a bill that would freeze most government hiring until the $1.6 trillion deficit is resolved.

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