Bled Dry by the New Class: 18,709 VA Employees Make $180,000 or MorePosted: July 8, 2014 | |
(CNSNews.com) — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has 59,297 employees – 17.3 percent out of 342,089 workers total — that make $100,000 or more in yearly salary, according todata from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Among those employees, 18,709 of them earn a salary of $180,000 or more.
An OPM database, FedScope, contains historical data on the federal civilian workforce going back to 1998. The database holds information about civilian federal workers employed by most Executive Branch agencies (excluding intelligence agencies, the White House, and the Office of the Vice President) and some Legislative Branch agencies. It does not include employees of the Judiciary Branch or congressional staff.
The database includes the numbers for federal workers at varying “salary levels,” set out in $10,000 increments, ranging from “less than 20,000” dollars to the highest level of “180,000 or more” dollars in annual salary.
As of March 2014, there were 342,089 federal civilian employees working in the Veterans Administration covered by the OPM database. Among those employees, 59,297 made a six-figure salary or more, or 17.3 percent.
Another 30.2 percent of VA employees made a salary of $80,000 or more and more than half of VA employees, 51.2 percent, make $60,000 or more. (read more) CNS News