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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service

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Your Salary

No matter where you want to work, considering the available salary is a part of your decision-making process. If you’re considering working in government, the process is no different.
The stereotype that public-sector pay is significantly lower than private-sector pay is simply not true. The truth is, as you may suspect, there are situations where a private-sector job will pay more than a public position. But the differences might not be as great as you think.
For example, when looking at yearly salary averages for a lawyer, the government average is estimated at $111,304, while the nationwide average is $124,750. Using the same studies for a financial management position, the government average projects $101,022, where the nationwide ...

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