I have written several times about public employee pensions and other benefits, the point being that they are paid well at the expense of taxpayers who have pensions and other benefits nowhere as generous as public employees. Pay is comparable for the most part with a few outliers, but pensions, time off and health care benefits are overly generous and unfair to the taxpayers.
Take a look for yourself. This chart was prepared by Employee Benefit News magazine based on government data.
Look at total compensation, health insurance, paid leave and especially defined benefit retirement plans. Note that the highest costs are in areas least subject to cost management. Total compensation is 36% higher than the private sector. And by the way, there is very little in the way of meaningful performance evaluation in the public sector.