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Great Paying Government Jobs
yahoo ^ | Friday, February 5, 2010 | Seth Fiegerman

Posted on 02/05/2010 1:46:33 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat

Forbes recently reported that the government will be hiring 600,000 more employees during the next four years. If that's not reason enough, USA Today reported that the number of government employees earning six-figure salaries has increased too. So, get your resume ready!

Here is our mix of some of the highest-paying (and coolest-sounding) jobs currently being offered in government. Even if you are perfectly content in your current line of work, just the job descriptions for these positions are worth checking out.

Special Agent, FBI

Annual Salary: $57,000 and $74,000

Supervisory IT Specialist, FBI

Annual Salary: $123,000 and $155,000

Aerospace Engineer, Department of Transportation

Annual Salary: $91,000 and $141,000

Writer/Editor, Securities and Exchange Commission

Annual Salary: $96,000 - $171,000

Archaeologist, Department of the Interior

Annual Salary: $73,000 and $113,000

Wildlife Biologist, Department of Agriculture

Annual Salary: $68,000 and $89,000

Intelligence Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency

Annual Salary: $89,000 and $136,000

Fire Management Officer, Department of Agriculture

Annual Salary: $67,000 and $104,000

Patent Examiner, Patent and Trademark Office

Salary: $69,000 and $90,000

Airplane Pilot, Department of Agriculture

Annual Salary: $46,000 and $67,000

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: federalemployees; helpwanted

1 posted on 02/05/2010 1:46:33 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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To: Touch Not the Cat

Government should payoff 600,000 not hire them.

Also need to get across-the-board paycuts.


2 posted on 02/05/2010 1:48:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

So the MSM is now touting gubmint’ jobs, eh?


3 posted on 02/05/2010 1:51:01 PM PST by max americana
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To: GeronL
WE DON'T HAVE THE MONEY !!!

An immediate and prolonged hiring freeze is necessary.

ML/NJ

4 posted on 02/05/2010 1:53:16 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Touch Not the Cat

We are a police state. No more dystopian futurist novels like 1984. The future is now.

They have succeeded in establishing a protected class with the ability to vote itself perpetual pay increases.

The options? Join, submit, flee, or go Galt’s Gulch and risk imprisonment.

Makes me want to spit nails.


5 posted on 02/05/2010 3:42:31 PM PST by CowboyJay (T(s)EA)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

Actually the FBI special agent pay isn’t that much for someone with a law degree.


6 posted on 02/05/2010 3:43:48 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: GeronL

Job Growth Lacking in the Private Sector
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/08/business/economy/08charts.html
Despite budget cuts and layoff warnings, California still hiring and workforce still growing
http://www.sacbee.com/politics/story/2094403.html
Reform advocates are spotlighting those with extravagant pensions
— $100,000 or more — as a way to get the public’s attention and
emphasize that the current system is unsustainable.
http://www.modbee.com/editorials/story/803636.html
Perhaps the real reason why public-sector pension costs have not been tackled is that the full bill has never been revealed to taxpayers.
http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13988606
Private sector can’t afford public sector employees
http://www2.hernandotoday.com/content/2009/jul/04/050000/ha-private-sector-cant-afford-public-sector-employ/
http://www.pensiontsunami.com/public.php


7 posted on 02/05/2010 3:52:53 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

California is still hiring.

Wow.

What does that say about liberals being mentally ill?


8 posted on 02/05/2010 3:56:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

Making more than the average person paying their salary and 80% of high three pension with benefits.

Madness!


9 posted on 02/05/2010 5:21:05 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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