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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in New Jersey 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.

New Jersey 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 New Jersey, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.57% 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$20,716$21,407$22,097$22,783$23,471$23,876$24,556$25,243$25,270$25,908
GS-2$23,292$23,845$24,616$25,270$25,552$26,303$27,054$27,805$28,556$29,308
GS-3$25,414$26,261$27,108$27,955$28,802$29,649$30,496$31,343$32,190$33,037
GS-4$28,529$29,479$30,430$31,380$32,331$33,281$34,232$35,182$36,133$37,083
GS-5$31,919$32,982$34,046$35,110$36,174$37,238$38,302$39,365$40,429$41,493
GS-6$35,580$36,766$37,951$39,137$40,323$41,509$42,695$43,881$45,067$46,253
GS-7$39,539$40,856$42,174$43,492$44,810$46,128$47,446$48,764$50,082$51,400
GS-8$43,788$45,248$46,708$48,167$49,627$51,087$52,547$54,007$55,467$56,927
GS-9$48,363$49,975$51,587$53,199$54,811$56,423$58,035$59,647$61,259$62,870
GS-10$53,260$55,035$56,810$58,585$60,360$62,136$63,911$65,686$67,461$69,236
GS-11$58,516$60,466$62,417$64,368$66,319$68,269$70,220$72,171$74,122$76,072
GS-12$70,134$72,472$74,811$77,149$79,487$81,825$84,163$86,501$88,840$91,178
GS-13$83,401$86,181$88,962$91,742$94,522$97,303$100,083$102,864$105,644$108,424
GS-14$98,554$101,838$105,123$108,408$111,693$114,978$118,263$121,548$124,833$128,118
GS-15$115,929$119,793$123,657$127,521$131,385$135,249$139,114$142,978$145,400*$145,400*

The New York City locality pay rate also applies to Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Wharton, Wrightstown, Colts Neck, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the New York City GS locality include Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Picatinny Arsenal, and other facilities within the region.

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PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD

The PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.85% 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$19,765$20,424$21,083$21,736$22,394$22,780$23,429$24,084$24,110$24,718
GS-2$22,223$22,750$23,486$24,110$24,379$25,095$25,812$26,529$27,245$27,962
GS-3$24,247$25,055$25,863$26,671$27,479$28,287$29,096$29,904$30,712$31,520
GS-4$27,219$28,126$29,033$29,940$30,846$31,753$32,660$33,567$34,474$35,380
GS-5$30,453$31,468$32,483$33,498$34,513$35,528$36,543$37,558$38,573$39,588
GS-6$33,946$35,077$36,209$37,340$38,472$39,603$40,735$41,866$42,998$44,129
GS-7$37,723$38,980$40,238$41,495$42,753$44,010$45,268$46,525$47,782$49,040
GS-8$41,777$43,170$44,563$45,956$47,349$48,742$50,134$51,527$52,920$54,313
GS-9$46,142$47,680$49,218$50,756$52,294$53,832$55,370$56,908$58,446$59,984
GS-10$50,814$52,508$54,202$55,895$57,589$59,282$60,976$62,670$64,363$66,057
GS-11$55,829$57,690$59,551$61,412$63,273$65,135$66,996$68,857$70,718$72,579
GS-12$66,914$69,145$71,375$73,606$75,837$78,068$80,299$82,529$84,760$86,991
GS-13$79,571$82,224$84,877$87,529$90,182$92,835$95,488$98,140$100,793$103,446
GS-14$94,028$97,162$100,296$103,430$106,564$109,699$112,833$115,967$119,101$122,235
GS-15$110,605$114,292$117,979$121,666$125,352$129,039$132,726$136,412$140,099$143,786

The Philadelphia locality pay rate also applies to Cape May, Wildwood, and other cities 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/newjersey