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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Washington 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.

Washington 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 Washington, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA

The SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Seattle and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.58% 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$19,720$20,378$21,035$21,687$22,343$22,728$23,376$24,029$24,055$24,662
GS-2$22,172$22,699$23,433$24,055$24,323$25,038$25,753$26,468$27,183$27,898
GS-3$24,192$24,998$25,804$26,611$27,417$28,223$29,030$29,836$30,642$31,449
GS-4$27,157$28,062$28,967$29,871$30,776$31,681$32,586$33,491$34,395$35,300
GS-5$30,384$31,396$32,409$33,422$34,434$35,447$36,460$37,472$38,485$39,498
GS-6$33,869$34,998$36,127$37,255$38,384$39,513$40,642$41,771$42,900$44,029
GS-7$37,637$38,892$40,146$41,401$42,656$43,910$45,165$46,419$47,674$48,928
GS-8$41,682$43,072$44,462$45,851$47,241$48,631$50,021$51,410$52,800$54,190
GS-9$46,037$47,572$49,106$50,641$52,175$53,710$55,244$56,778$58,313$59,847
GS-10$50,699$52,389$54,078$55,768$57,458$59,148$60,837$62,527$64,217$65,907
GS-11$55,702$57,559$59,416$61,273$63,130$64,987$66,844$68,701$70,557$72,414
GS-12$66,762$68,987$71,213$73,439$75,665$77,890$80,116$82,342$84,568$86,793
GS-13$79,390$82,037$84,684$87,331$89,977$92,624$95,271$97,917$100,564$103,211
GS-14$93,815$96,942$100,068$103,195$106,322$109,449$112,576$115,703$118,830$121,957
GS-15$110,354$114,032$117,711$121,389$125,068$128,746$132,424$136,103$139,781$143,459

The Seattle locality pay rate also applies to Bellevue, Bremerton, Everett, Kent, Oak Harbor, Seattle, Tacoma, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Seattle GS locality include Bangor Naval Base, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett Naval Station, and other facilities within the region.

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PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA

The PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Portland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.63% 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$19,562$20,215$20,866$21,513$22,164$22,546$23,188$23,837$23,862$24,465
GS-2$21,994$22,517$23,245$23,862$24,128$24,838$25,547$26,256$26,966$27,675
GS-3$23,998$24,798$25,597$26,397$27,197$27,997$28,797$29,597$30,397$31,197
GS-4$26,940$27,837$28,735$29,632$30,530$31,427$32,325$33,222$34,120$35,017
GS-5$30,140$31,145$32,149$33,154$34,159$35,163$36,168$37,172$38,177$39,181
GS-6$33,597$34,717$35,837$36,957$38,077$39,197$40,317$41,436$42,556$43,676
GS-7$37,336$38,580$39,825$41,069$42,314$43,558$44,803$46,047$47,292$48,536
GS-8$41,348$42,727$44,105$45,484$46,863$48,241$49,620$50,998$52,377$53,756
GS-9$45,669$47,191$48,713$50,235$51,757$53,279$54,801$56,324$57,846$59,368
GS-10$50,293$51,969$53,645$55,321$56,998$58,674$60,350$62,026$63,703$65,379
GS-11$55,256$57,098$58,940$60,782$62,624$64,466$66,308$68,150$69,992$71,834
GS-12$66,227$68,435$70,643$72,851$75,059$77,266$79,474$81,682$83,890$86,098
GS-13$78,754$81,380$84,005$86,631$89,256$91,882$94,507$97,133$99,758$102,384
GS-14$93,063$96,165$99,267$102,369$105,471$108,572$111,674$114,776$117,878$120,980
GS-15$109,470$113,119$116,768$120,417$124,066$127,714$131,363$135,012$138,661$142,310

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

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Rest of Washington

Any federal employees in Washington 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 Spokane, Yakima, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Fairchild Air Force Base, 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/washington