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Six-figure salary trend for state employees surges

March 22, 2013

For most people, $100,000 in salary is a dream that they never expect to realize. But nearly 5,000 Pennsylvania state employees earned at least $100,000 last year, according to newspaper reports....

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jeff33

Mar-24-13 8:44 AM

$100,000.00

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jeff33

Mar-24-13 8:43 AM

A Trooper starting out right out of the Academy is making over $45,000.00. After 25 years hes got to be making over $100,00.00.

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jeff33

Mar-24-13 8:41 AM

A Trooper starting out right out of the Academy is making over $45,000.00. After 25 years hes got to be making over $100,00.00.

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mikekerstetter

Mar-23-13 3:45 PM

Cont'd...

So while it could be the last year, it doesn't necessarily have to be. I also wonder if you are aware that any overtime payment a state employee recieves is subject to the SERS Retirement withholding. So If that Trooper works $50K in overtime, he has 6.5 to 7.5% taken out of his salary and put into the retirement account.

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mikekerstetter

Mar-23-13 3:31 PM

RobertE-"I do not believe the average life life expectancy of a Pennsylvania State trooper is 55-57 years old."

You can believe what you want. Many studies have been done and they all say pretty much the same thing. But even if it weren't true, do you really want 55 - 65 year old men coming to your rescue and wrestling 20 y/o criminals off your back?

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RobertE-"We all know that your pension as a State servant as a trooper is based on the last year you work."

From the SERS Web site:

State Police retirement benefits

Currently, there is a special retirement benefit for all State Police Officers with at least 20* years of service, regardless of age. 50 percent of the highest year’s earnings for those with at least 20 but less than 25 years of credited service. 75 percent of the highest year’s earnings for those with 25 years of service or more. <20 years calculated using the standard formula (2 percent x Final Average Salary x Years of Service).

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RobertE

Mar-23-13 11:56 AM

mikekerstetter-Yeah, too bad that average life expectancy for Police, Corrections Employees and firefighters is 55 to 57 years old. Now lets compare apples to apples and not apples to oranges. Lets not add all of the U.S. data to that. I do not believe the average life life expectancy of a Pennsylvania State trooper is 55-57 years old. We all know that your pension as a State servant as a trooper is based on the last year you work. So if he desires to work a crap load of overtime his last year thats what its based on, and not his entire career. Lets all be truthful and not mince words and compare apples to apples.

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mikekerstetter

Mar-23-13 8:48 AM

jeff33-"I know some Stae Troopers that make that or more with their overtime and when they retire after 25 years they get 75% of their salary, be nice to draw $75,000.00 a year for retirement and at a young age too!"

Yeah, too bad that average life expectancy for Police, Corrections Employees and firefighters is 55 to 57 years old. Guess they better enjoy it quick.

And the overtime deal; if someone is living at their job working overtime (which apparently is needed if they are working it) you can't really count them as someone making a $100k salary. For the average state employee they'd have to live at their job to work enough overtime to hit $100k. Yeah, they may have made $100k, but they worked their butt off to get it.

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jeff33

Mar-23-13 8:33 AM

I know some Stae Troopers that make that or more with their overtime and when they retire after 25 years they get 75% of their salary, be nice to draw $75,000.00 a year for retirement and at a young age too!

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Tgrammiex4

Mar-23-13 5:57 AM

This is exactly whats wrong with Gov't at every level.

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