Govophiles Add 277,000 Federal Jobs in 5 Years; Taxpayers Paying Extra $30 to $50 Billion Annually

Per an article by USA Today newspaper (Dec.26,2011), the federal government has added a net 277,500 employees since September 2006 and raised average salaries 17.3% — or 5.3% after adjusting for inflation.

According to estimated calculations, each job would likely cost an average of over $100,000 per year in salary and benefits, so 277,500 new positions could easily add $27.5 billion in these costs. Additional costs such as buildings, offices, equipment, vehicles, utilities and supplies could easily drive the expense for this expansion of government to an estimated $50 billion annually. 

Listed here are some government positions, how many the federal government employs and some increases in pay:

Physician- 30,953 positions $184,395salary 67.7% increase since 2006 above inflation
Program manager- 14,797 salary $130,918 1.6%
General attorney- 35,614 salary $130,456

Patent examiner- 7,180 salary $103,625
Environmental engineer- 4,519 salary $101,924
Public health program specialist- 3,624 salary $100,097
Criminal investigator- 44,836 salary $97,541
Environmental protection specialist- 5,981 salary $96,032
IRS agent- 13,904 salary $93,516 1.9%
Auditor- 12,312 salary $91,851
Physician’s assistant- 3,300 salary $88,503
Logistics management- 19,747 salary $86,793
Budget analyst- 13,981 salary $83,214
Nurse- 71,135 salary $79,527
Customs and border protection- 20,502 salary $74,017
Border patrol enforcement- 21,291 salary $69,731
Correctional officer- 17,754 salary $54,782
Practice nurse- 17,039 salary $43,699
Supply clerk and technician- 11,866 salary $42,846 0.3%

Human resources assistant- 13,208 salary $42,008
Nursing assistant- 12,456 salary $35,818
Custodian- 11,818 salary $32,372

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