As the maxim says, “Whether you think you can, or you can’t, you’re right.”
UK: Public sector vs private sector earnings
According to an analysis done by the Office for National Statistics, public sector workers earn more than their private sector counterparts. The gap in earnings is even bigger if pension contributions are included. Also, the risk of losing your job is much higher in the private sector.
Source: telegraph.co.uk, 14 septembre 2010