General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Michigan for 2008

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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.

Michigan 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 Michigan, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

DETROIT-WARREN-ANN ARBOR, MI

The DETROIT-WARREN-ANN ARBOR, MI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Detroit and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 22.03% 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$20,801$21,496$22,187$22,876$23,568$23,974$24,657$25,347$25,374$26,022
GS-2$23,387$23,944$24,717$25,374$25,657$26,411$27,165$27,919$28,673$29,428
GS-3$25,518$26,368$27,219$28,069$28,920$29,770$30,621$31,472$32,322$33,173
GS-4$28,647$29,602$30,558$31,513$32,469$33,424$34,380$35,335$36,291$37,246
GS-5$32,050$33,118$34,185$35,253$36,321$37,389$38,457$39,524$40,592$41,660
GS-6$35,726$36,917$38,108$39,299$40,490$41,681$42,872$44,063$45,254$46,445
GS-7$39,701$41,024$42,347$43,670$44,992$46,315$47,638$48,961$50,284$51,606
GS-8$43,967$45,433$46,899$48,364$49,830$51,295$52,761$54,226$55,692$57,158
GS-9$48,562$50,181$51,801$53,420$55,039$56,659$58,278$59,897$61,517$63,136
GS-10$53,478$55,261$57,044$58,827$60,610$62,393$64,176$65,958$67,741$69,524
GS-11$58,755$60,714$62,672$64,631$66,589$68,548$70,506$72,465$74,424$76,382
GS-12$70,422$72,770$75,118$77,466$79,814$82,162$84,509$86,857$89,205$91,553
GS-13$83,743$86,535$89,327$92,119$94,911$97,703$100,495$103,287$106,079$108,872
GS-14$98,958$102,256$105,555$108,853$112,152$115,450$118,749$122,047$125,346$128,644
GS-15$116,404$120,285$124,166$128,046$131,927$135,807$139,688$143,568$147,449$149,000*

The Detroit locality pay rate also applies to Ann Arbor, Detroit, Sterling Heights, Warren, Harrison Township, and other cities within the region.

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Rest of Michigan

Any federal employees in Michigan 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 12.91% (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$19,247$19,889$20,529$21,166$21,806$22,182$22,815$23,453$23,477$24,077
GS-2$21,639$22,154$22,870$23,477$23,739$24,437$25,135$25,833$26,530$27,228
GS-3$23,611$24,398$25,185$25,972$26,759$27,546$28,333$29,119$29,906$30,693
GS-4$26,506$27,390$28,274$29,158$30,042$30,926$31,810$32,694$33,578$34,462
GS-5$29,655$30,643$31,631$32,619$33,607$34,594$35,582$36,570$37,558$38,546
GS-6$33,056$34,158$35,260$36,362$37,464$38,566$39,668$40,770$41,872$42,974
GS-7$36,734$37,958$39,182$40,406$41,630$42,854$44,078$45,302$46,526$47,750
GS-8$40,681$42,038$43,394$44,750$46,106$47,462$48,818$50,174$51,530$52,886
GS-9$44,933$46,431$47,929$49,427$50,926$52,424$53,922$55,421$56,919$58,417
GS-10$49,482$51,131$52,781$54,431$56,080$57,730$59,379$61,029$62,679$64,328
GS-11$54,364$56,176$57,988$59,801$61,613$63,425$65,237$67,049$68,862$70,674
GS-12$65,159$67,332$69,504$71,676$73,849$76,021$78,194$80,366$82,538$84,711
GS-13$77,484$80,068$82,651$85,235$87,818$90,401$92,985$95,568$98,152$100,735
GS-14$91,562$94,614$97,666$100,718$103,770$106,822$109,874$112,926$115,978$119,030
GS-15$107,705$111,295$114,886$118,476$122,067$125,658$129,248$132,839$136,429$140,020

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Grand Rapids, Lansing, and other cities within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $149,000, 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/2008/michigan