Citizens Against Government Waste produced the video above to accompany their recent issue brief: Public Servants or Privileged Class: How State Government Employees are Paid Better than Their Private-Sector Counterparts. While that policy paper focuses on state employee salaries, federal employees do quite well, too. For instance, the EPA has an opening for Deputy Director, Office of Information Collection, with a salary range from $120k to $180k.
The Office of Information Collection (OIC) is within the EPA's Office of Environmental Information (OEI). The $180k/yr Deputy Director would work for the Director of OIC (Andrew Battin) who in turn answers to OEI's Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator (Renee P. Wynn) and/or OEI's Assistant Administrator and Chief Information Officer (Malcolm Jackson). The Office of the Administrator has ultimate oversight--Deputy Administrator (Bob Perciasepe) and Administrator (Lisa Jackson). With benefits, that chain of command must cost taxpayers a million dollars annually.