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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Kentucky 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.

Kentucky 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 Kentucky, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.38% 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$19,520$20,172$20,822$21,468$22,117$22,498$23,139$23,786$23,812$24,413
GS-2$21,948$22,469$23,195$23,812$24,077$24,785$25,493$26,200$26,908$27,616
GS-3$23,947$24,745$25,543$26,341$27,139$27,938$28,736$29,534$30,332$31,130
GS-4$26,882$27,778$28,674$29,569$30,465$31,360$32,256$33,152$34,047$34,943
GS-5$30,076$31,079$32,081$33,084$34,086$35,088$36,091$37,093$38,096$39,098
GS-6$33,526$34,644$35,761$36,878$37,996$39,113$40,231$41,348$42,466$43,583
GS-7$37,256$38,498$39,740$40,982$42,224$43,466$44,708$45,950$47,191$48,433
GS-8$41,260$42,636$44,012$45,387$46,763$48,139$49,514$50,890$52,266$53,641
GS-9$45,572$47,091$48,609$50,128$51,647$53,166$54,685$56,204$57,723$59,242
GS-10$50,186$51,858$53,531$55,204$56,876$58,549$60,222$61,894$63,567$65,240
GS-11$55,138$56,976$58,814$60,653$62,491$64,329$66,167$68,005$69,843$71,682
GS-12$66,086$68,289$70,493$72,696$74,899$77,102$79,305$81,509$83,712$85,915
GS-13$78,587$81,207$83,827$86,447$89,067$91,687$94,307$96,927$99,546$102,166
GS-14$92,865$95,960$99,056$102,151$105,246$108,342$111,437$114,532$117,628$120,723
GS-15$109,237$112,878$116,520$120,161$123,802$127,443$131,084$134,725$138,366$142,007
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Rest of Kentucky

Any federal employees in Kentucky 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 Hopkinsville, Lexington-Fayette, Lexington, Fort Knox, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Fort Campbell, Fort Campbell, 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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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2007/kentucky