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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in California for 2007

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The General Schedule (GS) payscale is the federal government payscale used to determine the salaries of over 70% of federal civilian employees.

Under the GS payscale, an employee's base pay depends on two factors - the GS Paygrade of their job, and the Paygrade Step they have achieved (depending on seniority or performance). This base pay is then modified based on a "Locality Pay Adjustment", which adjusts the GS payscale based on cost-of-living in different areas within the United States.

California has one or more Locality Pay Adjustment areas with special locality pay adjustment rates. This page lists the locality-adjusted yearly GS pay scales for each area, with starting pay for a GS-1 broken down by county in the interactive map. For a detailed calculation of your pay as a GS employee in California, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

SAN JOSE-SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND, CA

The SAN JOSE-SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND, CA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in San Francisco and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 30.33% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$21,674$22,397$23,119$23,836$24,557$24,980$25,692$26,410$26,439$27,106
GS-2$24,369$24,948$25,755$26,439$26,733$27,519$28,305$29,091$29,877$30,663
GS-3$26,589$27,475$28,361$29,247$30,134$31,020$31,906$32,792$33,679$34,565
GS-4$29,848$30,843$31,837$32,831$33,826$34,820$35,815$36,809$37,804$38,798
GS-5$33,394$34,507$35,620$36,734$37,847$38,960$40,073$41,186$42,299$43,412
GS-6$37,225$38,466$39,706$40,947$42,188$43,429$44,669$45,910$47,151$48,392
GS-7$41,367$42,746$44,125$45,503$46,882$48,261$49,640$51,019$52,398$53,777
GS-8$45,812$47,340$48,867$50,395$51,922$53,450$54,977$56,505$58,032$59,560
GS-9$50,599$52,286$53,972$55,659$57,345$59,032$60,718$62,405$64,091$65,778
GS-10$55,723$57,580$59,437$61,294$63,151$65,009$66,866$68,723$70,580$72,437
GS-11$61,221$63,262$65,303$67,344$69,385$71,426$73,467$75,508$77,549$79,590
GS-12$73,377$75,823$78,270$80,716$83,162$85,609$88,055$90,501$92,947$95,394
GS-13$87,257$90,166$93,075$95,984$98,893$101,802$104,711$107,620$110,529$113,438
GS-14$103,111$106,547$109,984$113,421$116,858$120,295$123,731$127,168$130,605$134,042
GS-15$121,289$125,332$129,375$133,418$137,460$141,503$145,400*$145,400*$145,400*$145,400*

The San Francisco locality pay rate also applies to Alameda, Antioch, Berkeley, Concord, Daly City, Dublin, Fairfield, Fremont, Hayward, Monterey, Oakland, Petaluma, Richmond, Salinas, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Sunnyvale, Vallejo, Fort Hunter Liggett, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the San Francisco GS locality include Naval Postgraduate School, Travis Air Force Base, Defense Distribution Depot, and other facilities within the region.

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LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH, CA

The LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH, CA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.03% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$20,626$21,315$22,002$22,684$23,370$23,773$24,450$25,133$25,161$25,796
GS-2$23,191$23,742$24,510$25,161$25,441$26,189$26,937$27,685$28,433$29,181
GS-3$25,303$26,147$26,990$27,834$28,677$29,520$30,364$31,207$32,051$32,894
GS-4$28,405$29,352$30,298$31,244$32,191$33,137$34,083$35,030$35,976$36,922
GS-5$31,780$32,839$33,899$34,958$36,017$37,076$38,136$39,195$40,254$41,313
GS-6$35,425$36,606$37,787$38,968$40,149$41,329$42,510$43,691$44,872$46,052
GS-7$39,367$40,679$41,992$43,304$44,616$45,928$47,241$48,553$49,865$51,177
GS-8$43,598$45,051$46,505$47,959$49,412$50,866$52,320$53,773$55,227$56,680
GS-9$48,153$49,758$51,363$52,968$54,573$56,178$57,783$59,388$60,993$62,598
GS-10$53,029$54,796$56,564$58,331$60,099$61,866$63,634$65,401$67,168$68,936
GS-11$58,262$60,204$62,146$64,089$66,031$67,973$69,916$71,858$73,800$75,743
GS-12$69,830$72,158$74,486$76,814$79,142$81,470$83,798$86,126$88,454$90,783
GS-13$83,039$85,808$88,576$91,344$94,113$96,881$99,649$102,418$105,186$107,954
GS-14$98,126$101,397$104,668$107,938$111,209$114,480$117,750$121,021$124,292$127,562
GS-15$115,426$119,273$123,121$126,968$130,816$134,663$138,511$142,358$145,400*$145,400*

The Los Angeles locality pay rate also applies to Anaheim, Bakersfield, Barstow, Burbank, Corona, Costa Mesa, Downey, El Monte, El Segundo, Fontana, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Glendale, Huntington Beach, Inglewood, Irvine, Lancaster, Lompoc, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norwalk, Ontario, Orange, Oxnard, Palmdale, Pasadena, Pomona, Port Hueneme, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Ridgecrest, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Buenaventura (Ventura), San Luis Obispo, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita, Santa Maria, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Temecula, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, West Covina, Edwards, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Los Angeles GS locality include Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, March Air Force Base, March Air Force Base, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Edwards Air Force Base, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Naval Base Ventura County, and other facilities within the region.

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SAN DIEGO-CARLSBAD, CA

The SAN DIEGO-CARLSBAD, CA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in San Diego and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.34% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$20,013$20,680$21,347$22,009$22,674$23,066$23,723$24,386$24,412$25,028
GS-2$22,501$23,035$23,780$24,412$24,684$25,410$26,135$26,861$27,587$28,312
GS-3$24,551$25,369$26,187$27,005$27,824$28,642$29,460$30,279$31,097$31,915
GS-4$27,560$28,478$29,397$30,315$31,233$32,151$33,069$33,988$34,906$35,824
GS-5$30,835$31,862$32,890$33,918$34,946$35,973$37,001$38,029$39,056$40,084
GS-6$34,372$35,517$36,663$37,808$38,954$40,100$41,245$42,391$43,537$44,682
GS-7$38,196$39,469$40,742$42,016$43,289$44,562$45,835$47,108$48,381$49,655
GS-8$42,301$43,711$45,121$46,532$47,942$49,353$50,763$52,173$53,584$54,994
GS-9$46,721$48,278$49,835$51,392$52,950$54,507$56,064$57,621$59,178$60,736
GS-10$51,451$53,166$54,881$56,596$58,311$60,026$61,740$63,455$65,170$66,885
GS-11$56,529$58,413$60,298$62,182$64,067$65,951$67,836$69,720$71,605$73,489
GS-12$67,753$70,011$72,270$74,529$76,788$79,047$81,305$83,564$85,823$88,082
GS-13$80,569$83,255$85,941$88,627$91,313$93,999$96,685$99,371$102,057$104,743
GS-14$95,207$98,380$101,554$104,727$107,900$111,074$114,247$117,421$120,594$123,767
GS-15$111,992$115,725$119,458$123,191$126,924$130,657$134,390$138,123$141,856$145,400*

The San Diego locality pay rate also applies to Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, El Cajon, Escondido, Oceanside, San Diego, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the San Diego GS locality include North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego Naval Station, and other facilities within the region.

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SACRAMENTO-ROSEVILLE, CA-NV

The SACRAMENTO-ROSEVILLE, CA-NV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Sacramento and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.99% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$19,788$20,448$21,108$21,762$22,420$22,807$23,456$24,112$24,138$24,748
GS-2$22,249$22,777$23,514$24,138$24,407$25,125$25,842$26,560$27,277$27,995
GS-3$24,275$25,084$25,893$26,703$27,512$28,321$29,130$29,939$30,748$31,557
GS-4$27,251$28,159$29,067$29,975$30,883$31,791$32,698$33,606$34,514$35,422
GS-5$30,489$31,505$32,521$33,537$34,554$35,570$36,586$37,602$38,618$39,634
GS-6$33,986$35,119$36,251$37,384$38,517$39,650$40,783$41,915$43,048$44,181
GS-7$37,767$39,026$40,285$41,544$42,803$44,062$45,321$46,580$47,839$49,098
GS-8$41,826$43,221$44,615$46,010$47,404$48,799$50,194$51,588$52,983$54,377
GS-9$46,197$47,736$49,276$50,816$52,356$53,895$55,435$56,975$58,515$60,054
GS-10$50,874$52,570$54,265$55,961$57,657$59,352$61,048$62,743$64,439$66,135
GS-11$55,894$57,758$59,621$61,485$63,348$65,211$67,075$68,938$70,801$72,665
GS-12$66,993$69,226$71,459$73,693$75,926$78,160$80,393$82,627$84,860$87,094
GS-13$79,665$82,321$84,977$87,633$90,288$92,944$95,600$98,256$100,912$103,568
GS-14$94,139$97,277$100,414$103,552$106,690$109,828$112,966$116,103$119,241$122,379
GS-15$110,736$114,427$118,118$121,809$125,500$129,191$132,882$136,573$140,264$143,955

The Sacramento locality pay rate also applies to Elk Grove, Marysville, Roseville, Sacramento, McClellan, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Sacramento GS locality include Beale Air Force Base, McClellan Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of California

Any federal employees in California who do not live in an area for which a specific Locality Pay Adjustment has been set will receive the generic "Rest of the United States" locality pay adjustment of 12.64% (shown in the table below).

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$18,732$19,357$19,981$20,601$21,224$21,590$22,205$22,825$22,850$23,427
GS-2$21,061$21,562$22,259$22,850$23,105$23,784$24,463$25,142$25,822$26,501
GS-3$22,980$23,746$24,512$25,278$26,043$26,809$27,575$28,341$29,107$29,873
GS-4$25,797$26,656$27,516$28,375$29,235$30,094$30,953$31,813$32,672$33,532
GS-5$28,862$29,824$30,786$31,748$32,710$33,671$34,633$35,595$36,557$37,519
GS-6$32,172$33,245$34,317$35,389$36,462$37,534$38,606$39,679$40,751$41,823
GS-7$35,752$36,944$38,135$39,327$40,519$41,711$42,902$44,094$45,286$46,478
GS-8$39,594$40,914$42,234$43,555$44,875$46,195$47,515$48,835$50,155$51,475
GS-9$43,731$45,189$46,646$48,104$49,562$51,019$52,477$53,934$55,392$56,849
GS-10$48,159$49,764$51,369$52,975$54,580$56,185$57,790$59,395$61,000$62,605
GS-11$52,912$54,675$56,439$58,203$59,967$61,731$63,495$65,259$67,023$68,787
GS-12$63,417$65,532$67,646$69,760$71,874$73,989$76,103$78,217$80,331$82,446
GS-13$75,414$77,928$80,442$82,956$85,470$87,984$90,498$93,012$95,527$98,041
GS-14$89,115$92,085$95,056$98,026$100,996$103,967$106,937$109,907$112,878$115,848
GS-15$104,826$108,320$111,814$115,308$118,803$122,297$125,791$129,285$132,779$136,273

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Clovis, El Centro, Fresno, Lemoore, Modesto, San Joaquin, Visalia, Niland, Bridgeport, Herlong, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Naval Air Station, and other facilities within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $145,400, which is the SES (Senior Executive Scale)'s Level 4 pay for the current year (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)).


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