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As of March 2014, there were 342,089 federal civilian employees working in the Veterans Administration covered by the OPM database. Among those employees, 59,297 made a six-figure salary or more, or 17.3 percent. Another 30.2 percent of VA employees made a salary of $80,000 or more and more than half of VA employees, 51.2 percent, make $60,000 or more.

When filtering the database for government agencies whose employees make $180,000 or more, the highest salary category listed, the VA tops the list with 18,709 employees.

The number of workers making $180,000 or more at the VA far surpasses the 17 other department agencies listed, including the Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the State, to name a few.

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