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Medical doctors, researchers top list of highest-paid feds

Dec. 21, 2011 - 06:00AM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments
Dr. Electron Kebebew, a prominent researcher at the Center for Cancer Research at the National Institutes of Health, is the top paid federal employee, according to a list released Dec. 16 by Wikiorgcharts.com. He has performed more than 2,000 operations, published more than 150 articles and ,textbooks and has won numerous awards.
Dr. Electron Kebebew, a prominent researcher at the Center for Cancer Research at the National Institutes of Health, is the top paid federal employee, according to a list released Dec. 16 by Wikiorgcharts.com. He has performed more than 2,000 operations, published more than 150 articles and ,textbooks and has won numerous awards. (Center for Cancer Research)

Dr. Electron Kebebew is a prominent researcher at the Center for Cancer Research at the National Institutes of Health. He has performed more than 2,000 operations, published more than 150 articles and textbooks, and has won numerous awards.

And with a salary of $350,000 a year, Kebebew also happens to be the highest-paid career federal employee, according to a list of top-paid federal employees released Dec. 16.

http://www.wikiorgcharts.com/stats/top1000">The pay list was compiled by Wikiorgcharts.com, a website attempting to map out the organizational structure of private companies and the federal government, and contains information on 1.2 million federal employees.

The database excludes Defense Department employees, U.S. Postal Service workers and certain national security employees.

The top 10 federal workers on the list all work in health care with salaries ranging from $310,000 to $350,000 a year. Of the top 100 salaries of career federal employees, 94 are medical practitioners, researchers or other health care professionals. The others range from attorneys to financial services executives.

Of the 100 highest-paid federal employees, 49 work at the National Institutes of Health, 21 work at the Food and Drug Administration, and 12 work for the Indian Health Service.

The Veterans Affairs and the Health and Human Services Department have special authority to offer doctors higher salaries.

"Part of the ethos of Wikiorgcharts is to make the government more transparent, and that includes what level people work at and how much they earn," said Farhan Memon, CEO of Wikiorgcharts.com.

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