Full-time New York City employees earn about 17% less, on average, than full-time private-sector workers, according to a report issued last week by city Comptroller John Liu.

The average annual salary for a full-time private-sector worker is $66,405, $11,559 more than the $54,846 that city workers earn on average. Roughly 49% of the city’s workforce has a bachelor’s degree or higher compared to 41% of workers in the private, for-profit sector, according to the report. Local government workers with a master’s degree or more earn less income — 48% less on average — then they would in the private sector.

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