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Generous guaranteed pensions & shorter working hours mean to match your total remuneration, public sector workers only require a salary of:

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Despite this, average pay is higher in the public sector.

Public sector working hours as per table 13, Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, Office for National Statistics. Pension contributions as per table 3.3 (new members) of Reforming Public Sector Pensions, Public Sector Pensions Commission. Calculations predate planned changes in Government policy.

Differences in holiday allocation and sickness rates are not included, though these are usually higher in the public sector.