In 1950 U.S. Government jobs broke down as GS11-15 approximately 160,000 and GS 1-5 was approximately 900,000. In 2003 GS11-15 was approximately 775,000 and GS 1-5 was 230,000 employees. In the last decade private sector jobs have grown by 1 percent and U.S. Government jobs have increased by 15 percent. In 2009 the average private sector wage and benefit package was around $61,000 and the government package was around $123,000.
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