Looking for a six-figure retirement? Spending your career as a federal agent may be your best hope.

USA Today and the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press used the Freedom of Information Act to look at data from the Civil Service Retirement System database. Their efforts revealed that 1.2 percent of all federal retirees collect a six-figure pension, with almost 2,000 federal retirees getting a pension that pays $125,000 or more every year. Six of those lucky few get a pension that is more than $200,000 a year.

By comparison, the newspapers found that just 0.1 percent of military retirees collect six-figures. The state of New York pays 0.2 percent of its retirees a pension of $100,000 or more, and the state of New Jersey pays 0.4 percent of retirees that much in benefits.

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