Saturday, April 23, 2011
Fed Salaries: Government Employee With Summer Cottage
A different perspective on federal salaries: in the 1930's my uncle was a researcher at Beltsville on animal nutrition. Had a nice house in the DC suburbs and a summer cottage near Annapolis while supporting wife and two young kids. Today I doubt an ARS scientist could manage a cottage on a single salary. Most likely he'd be saving money for college tuition. Of course, even back then a private feed company hired him away from USDA.