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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, 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 Allentown, Tobyhanna, and other cities 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 Philadelphia, Horsham, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Philadelphia GS locality include Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and other facilities within the region.

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WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

The WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Washington DC and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.59% 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$19,722$20,380$21,037$21,689$22,345$22,730$23,378$24,031$24,057$24,664
GS-2$22,174$22,700$23,435$24,057$24,325$25,040$25,755$26,470$27,186$27,901
GS-3$24,194$25,000$25,806$26,613$27,419$28,226$29,032$29,838$30,645$31,451
GS-4$27,159$28,064$28,969$29,874$30,779$31,684$32,589$33,493$34,398$35,303
GS-5$30,386$31,399$32,412$33,425$34,437$35,450$36,463$37,476$38,488$39,501
GS-6$33,872$35,001$36,130$37,259$38,388$39,517$40,646$41,775$42,903$44,032
GS-7$37,640$38,895$40,150$41,405$42,659$43,914$45,169$46,423$47,678$48,933
GS-8$41,686$43,075$44,465$45,855$47,245$48,635$50,025$51,415$52,805$54,194
GS-9$46,041$47,576$49,110$50,645$52,180$53,714$55,249$56,783$58,318$59,852
GS-10$50,703$52,393$54,083$55,773$57,463$59,153$60,843$62,533$64,222$65,912
GS-11$55,706$57,564$59,421$61,278$63,135$64,992$66,849$68,706$70,563$72,421
GS-12$66,767$68,993$71,219$73,445$75,671$77,897$80,123$82,349$84,575$86,801
GS-13$79,397$82,044$84,691$87,338$89,985$92,632$95,279$97,926$100,573$103,220
GS-14$93,822$96,950$100,077$103,204$106,331$109,459$112,586$115,713$118,840$121,967
GS-15$110,363$114,042$117,721$121,399$125,078$128,757$132,435$136,114$139,793$143,471

The Washington DC locality pay rate also applies to Chambersburg, Fairview, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Washington DC GS locality include Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna, and other facilities within the region.

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PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV

The PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.16% 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$18,985$19,618$20,251$20,879$21,510$21,881$22,504$23,133$23,158$23,743
GS-2$21,346$21,853$22,559$23,158$23,416$24,105$24,793$25,482$26,170$26,858
GS-3$23,290$24,066$24,842$25,619$26,395$27,171$27,948$28,724$29,500$30,276
GS-4$26,145$27,016$27,887$28,758$29,629$30,500$31,371$32,242$33,113$33,984
GS-5$29,251$30,226$31,201$32,176$33,151$34,126$35,101$36,076$37,051$38,026
GS-6$32,606$33,693$34,780$35,867$36,954$38,040$39,127$40,214$41,301$42,388
GS-7$36,234$37,442$38,650$39,858$41,066$42,273$43,481$44,689$45,897$47,105
GS-8$40,128$41,466$42,804$44,142$45,480$46,818$48,156$49,494$50,832$52,170
GS-9$44,321$45,799$47,276$48,753$50,230$51,708$53,185$54,662$56,139$57,617
GS-10$48,809$50,436$52,063$53,689$55,316$56,943$58,570$60,197$61,823$63,450
GS-11$53,626$55,413$57,201$58,989$60,777$62,564$64,352$66,140$67,927$69,715
GS-12$64,273$66,416$68,559$70,702$72,844$74,987$77,130$79,273$81,415$83,558
GS-13$76,431$78,979$81,527$84,075$86,623$89,172$91,720$94,268$96,816$99,364
GS-14$90,318$93,328$96,338$99,349$102,359$105,370$108,380$111,390$114,401$117,411
GS-15$106,241$109,782$113,323$116,864$120,406$123,947$127,488$131,029$134,571$138,112

The Pittsburgh locality pay rate also applies to Pittsburgh, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Pittsburgh GS locality include Pittsburgh IAP Air Reserve Station, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Pennsylvania

Any federal employees in Pennsylvania 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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HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA

The HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Harrisburg 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

The Harrisburg locality pay rate also applies to Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Harrisburg GS locality include Carlisle Barracks, 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/pennsylvania