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Comments made by Richard_Rider

SD County Employees Pocketed Pay Increase Despite Position Cuts

To see how out of touch government employees are with the private sector, consider this quote from the above article:

***Michelle Bush of the District Attorney’s Office said that’s true of their staff.

“Our DDA1's start out around $55,000 to $60,000 a year," she said. "We’re talking about an attorney coming out of law school making $60,000 a year as opposed to what they may make in the private sector, which may be two to three times that amount.”***

So it's common for private sector beginning attorneys to make $120K to $180K? Really???????

Not according to www.payscale.com. The median salary scale for new attorneys ranges from $45,384 to $69,351.

And the ones making the high range are expected to work 60-100 hours a week to get ahead. I seriously doubt county attorneys face such work requirements.

And then there's those WONDERFUL government pensions . . . .

September 27, 2010 at 2:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )