Federal pay up over 400 percent since 1969

Since 1969, federal pay has increased by 428 percent, while average wages for all workers have risen by 632 percent, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service.

The salaries of members of Congress have increased by 309 percent.

The report also examined how changes in different economic variables account for the difference between pay increases for current federal employees and cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for retired federal employees.

The report is updated annually.

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