I have two brothers in law that are police officers. Both are making over $150K/year and both have pensions that will pay them the majority of their pay on retirement. How much better should they be paid?
In San Jose, CA police and firefighters are 70% of the payroll. Should they be 99% with the last 1% being the payroll person that pays them?
In California the salaries of the best paid government workers is made public. It's pretty much all police and firefighters at the top of the earnings food chain.