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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA

The HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Hartford and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 22.44% 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$20,362$21,041$21,720$22,393$23,070$23,468$24,137$24,811$24,838$25,465
GS-2$22,894$23,437$24,195$24,838$25,115$25,853$26,592$27,330$28,068$28,806
GS-3$24,979$25,812$26,644$27,477$28,309$29,142$29,975$30,807$31,640$32,472
GS-4$28,041$28,975$29,910$30,844$31,778$32,712$33,647$34,581$35,515$36,449
GS-5$31,373$32,418$33,464$34,510$35,555$36,601$37,647$38,692$39,738$40,784
GS-6$34,971$36,137$37,303$38,468$39,634$40,799$41,965$43,131$44,296$45,462
GS-7$38,862$40,158$41,453$42,749$44,044$45,340$46,635$47,930$49,226$50,521
GS-8$43,039$44,474$45,909$47,344$48,779$50,214$51,649$53,084$54,519$55,954
GS-9$47,536$49,120$50,705$52,289$53,874$55,458$57,042$58,627$60,211$61,795
GS-10$52,349$54,094$55,839$57,584$59,328$61,073$62,818$64,563$66,307$68,052
GS-11$57,515$59,432$61,350$63,267$65,185$67,102$69,019$70,937$72,854$74,772
GS-12$68,935$71,233$73,531$75,830$78,128$80,426$82,724$85,022$87,321$89,619
GS-13$81,975$84,708$87,441$90,173$92,906$95,639$98,372$101,105$103,838$106,571
GS-14$96,868$100,097$103,326$106,555$109,783$113,012$116,241$119,470$122,698$125,927
GS-15$113,946$117,744$121,543$125,341$129,139$132,937$136,735$140,533$144,331$145,400*

The Hartford locality pay rate also applies to Chicopee, Springfield, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Hartford GS locality include Westover Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-ME

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-ME General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Boston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.97% 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$20,117$20,789$21,459$22,124$22,793$23,186$23,847$24,513$24,540$25,159
GS-2$22,619$23,156$23,905$24,540$24,813$25,543$26,272$27,002$27,731$28,461
GS-3$24,679$25,502$26,324$27,147$27,969$28,792$29,615$30,437$31,260$32,082
GS-4$27,705$28,628$29,551$30,474$31,397$32,320$33,243$34,166$35,089$36,012
GS-5$30,996$32,029$33,062$34,095$35,128$36,162$37,195$38,228$39,261$40,294
GS-6$34,551$35,703$36,855$38,006$39,158$40,310$41,461$42,613$43,765$44,916
GS-7$38,396$39,676$40,956$42,235$43,515$44,795$46,075$47,355$48,635$49,915
GS-8$42,522$43,940$45,358$46,775$48,193$49,611$51,029$52,447$53,864$55,282
GS-9$46,965$48,531$50,096$51,661$53,227$54,792$56,358$57,923$59,488$61,054
GS-10$51,721$53,445$55,168$56,892$58,616$60,340$62,064$63,787$65,511$67,235
GS-11$56,824$58,719$60,613$62,508$64,402$66,296$68,191$70,085$71,980$73,874
GS-12$68,107$70,378$72,649$74,919$77,190$79,460$81,731$84,002$86,272$88,543
GS-13$80,991$83,691$86,391$89,091$91,791$94,491$97,191$99,891$102,591$105,291
GS-14$95,705$98,895$102,085$105,275$108,465$111,655$114,845$118,035$121,225$124,415
GS-15$112,578$116,331$120,083$123,836$127,588$131,341$135,093$138,846$142,598$145,400*

The Boston locality pay rate also applies to Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Worcester, Bedford, Devens, Natick, Sandwich, Woods Hole, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Boston GS locality include Hanscom Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 12.64% 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$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
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Rest of Massachusetts

Any federal employees in Massachusetts 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
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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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