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Federal government is nation’s largest employer; average pay is…

According to the Career Guide to Industries, 2010-2011 edition, Web page of the United States Office Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site, the United States government, which employs approximately 2 million civilians (not including intelligence agencies), is the nation’s largest employer. Average earnings for full-time federal workers in March 2009 were $74,403. The highest average for a specific job was $128,422 for General Attorney, while the lowest average for a specific job was Nursing Assistant at $34,728.  The number of federal employees is predicted to increase by 10 percent during the period 2008 – 2018.

The average wage for “All Occupations” in May 2009 was $43,460.