Shocker! Private employees vs. government employees

Craig Huey Government, Social, Taxation 0 Comments

What’s going on with your city?

As government employee salaries increase—especially the hidden benefits/pensions—taxes must go up or city maintenance and services must go down.

This unfair government employee bubble causes the type of bankruptcy we have seen with San Bernardino, Stockton and other cities.

Let’s look at some of the city worker salary averages in California cities as opposed to the those in the private sector:

     Irvine

  • Full-time city employee: $143,691
  • Full-time city employee, not including Public Safety: $127,115
  • Now look at the average total compensation for full-time employment in the private sector: $63,361

Is Irvine just an unusual case? No. Look at these three other cities:

     Costa Mesa

  • Full-time city employee: $146,863
  • Full-time city employee, not including Public Safety: $103,755

     Anaheim

  • Full-time city employee: $146,551
  • Full-time city employee, not including Public Safety: $122,717

     San Jose

  • Full-time city employee: $149,907
  • Full-time city employee, not including Public Safety: $120,092

What do you think? Should government workers be making this much? Email me at craig@craighuey.com.

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