Government workers make as much as 40 percent more than their private sector counterparts, according to a new study.

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) compared the compensation of government workers to those in the private sector and found that the former were on par or better paid in every state, averaged across sectors, despite identical occupations.

Texas has the largest differential, paying government workers 40 percent more than what workers in the private sector would make.

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