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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI

The CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Chicago and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.79% 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$20,254$20,930$21,604$22,274$22,948$23,343$24,008$24,680$24,706$25,330
GS-2$22,772$23,313$24,067$24,706$24,982$25,716$26,450$27,185$27,919$28,654
GS-3$24,846$25,675$26,503$27,331$28,159$28,987$29,815$30,644$31,472$32,300
GS-4$27,892$28,822$29,751$30,680$31,609$32,539$33,468$34,397$35,326$36,256
GS-5$31,206$32,246$33,286$34,327$35,367$36,407$37,447$38,487$39,527$40,567
GS-6$34,786$35,945$37,105$38,264$39,423$40,583$41,742$42,902$44,061$45,221
GS-7$38,656$39,945$41,233$42,522$43,810$45,099$46,387$47,676$48,964$50,253
GS-8$42,810$44,238$45,665$47,093$48,520$49,947$51,375$52,802$54,229$55,657
GS-9$47,284$48,860$50,436$52,012$53,588$55,164$56,740$58,315$59,891$61,467
GS-10$52,071$53,807$55,542$57,278$59,013$60,749$62,484$64,220$65,955$67,691
GS-11$57,210$59,117$61,024$62,931$64,839$66,746$68,653$70,560$72,467$74,375
GS-12$68,569$70,855$73,141$75,427$77,713$79,999$82,285$84,571$86,857$89,143
GS-13$81,540$84,258$86,976$89,695$92,413$95,131$97,850$100,568$103,286$106,005
GS-14$96,354$99,566$102,777$105,989$109,201$112,412$115,624$118,835$122,047$125,259
GS-15$113,341$117,119$120,897$124,675$128,453$132,231$136,009$139,787$143,565$145,400*
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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI

The MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.17% 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$19,652$20,308$20,962$21,612$22,266$22,650$23,295$23,946$23,972$24,577
GS-2$22,095$22,620$23,352$23,972$24,239$24,952$25,664$26,377$27,089$27,802
GS-3$24,108$24,911$25,715$26,519$27,322$28,126$28,929$29,733$30,536$31,340
GS-4$27,063$27,965$28,867$29,768$30,670$31,571$32,473$33,375$34,276$35,178
GS-5$30,279$31,288$32,297$33,306$34,315$35,325$36,334$37,343$38,352$39,361
GS-6$33,752$34,877$36,002$37,127$38,252$39,377$40,502$41,627$42,752$43,877
GS-7$37,507$38,757$40,008$41,258$42,508$43,758$45,009$46,259$47,509$48,759
GS-8$41,538$42,923$44,308$45,693$47,078$48,463$49,848$51,233$52,618$54,003
GS-9$45,878$47,407$48,937$50,466$51,995$53,524$55,053$56,582$58,111$59,640
GS-10$50,524$52,208$53,891$55,575$57,259$58,943$60,627$62,311$63,995$65,679
GS-11$55,509$57,360$59,210$61,061$62,911$64,762$66,612$68,463$70,314$72,164
GS-12$66,531$68,749$70,967$73,185$75,403$77,621$79,839$82,057$84,275$86,493
GS-13$79,116$81,754$84,391$87,029$89,666$92,304$94,941$97,579$100,216$102,854
GS-14$93,490$96,606$99,722$102,839$105,955$109,071$112,187$115,303$118,419$121,535
GS-15$109,973$113,638$117,304$120,969$124,635$128,301$131,966$135,632$139,298$142,963
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MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI

The MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.54% 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$19,214$19,856$20,496$21,131$21,770$22,146$22,776$23,413$23,438$24,030
GS-2$21,604$22,117$22,832$23,438$23,700$24,396$25,093$25,790$26,486$27,183
GS-3$23,571$24,357$25,143$25,928$26,714$27,500$28,285$29,071$29,857$30,642
GS-4$26,461$27,343$28,224$29,106$29,987$30,869$31,750$32,632$33,514$34,395
GS-5$29,605$30,592$31,578$32,565$33,552$34,538$35,525$36,512$37,499$38,485
GS-6$33,001$34,100$35,200$36,300$37,400$38,500$39,600$40,700$41,800$42,900
GS-7$36,672$37,895$39,117$40,340$41,562$42,784$44,007$45,229$46,452$47,674
GS-8$40,613$41,968$43,322$44,676$46,030$47,384$48,738$50,092$51,446$52,801
GS-9$44,857$46,352$47,847$49,343$50,838$52,333$53,828$55,323$56,818$58,313
GS-10$49,399$51,046$52,692$54,338$55,985$57,631$59,278$60,924$62,571$64,217
GS-11$54,274$56,083$57,892$59,702$61,511$63,321$65,130$66,939$68,749$70,558
GS-12$65,050$67,219$69,388$71,556$73,725$75,894$78,062$80,231$82,400$84,568
GS-13$77,355$79,934$82,513$85,092$87,671$90,249$92,828$95,407$97,986$100,565
GS-14$91,409$94,456$97,503$100,550$103,597$106,643$109,690$112,737$115,784$118,831
GS-15$107,525$111,109$114,693$118,277$121,861$125,445$129,029$132,613$136,197$139,781

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

Government installations that use the Milwaukee GS locality include VA Medical Center, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Wisconsin

Any federal employees in Wisconsin 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 Green Bay, Madison, Fort McCoy, 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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