Only $145,000? What you don't understand is that your job does not create wealth. The guys with the MBAs (mostly) do. Your job costs us money. Their job doesn't. I understand your job helps heal people unlike the MBA's, unless you consider they build companies that offer health and wellness policies to their employees. If I were you I would thank my lucky stars that you have it so good, not to mention the great pension plan you probably have as a government employee.