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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in New York 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.

New York 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 York, 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 25.46% 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$21,386$22,100$22,811$23,519$24,230$24,648$25,350$26,059$26,087$26,753
GS-2$24,044$24,617$25,412$26,087$26,378$27,153$27,929$28,704$29,479$30,255
GS-3$26,235$27,109$27,984$28,858$29,733$30,607$31,482$32,356$33,231$34,105
GS-4$29,452$30,434$31,416$32,399$33,381$34,363$35,346$36,328$37,311$38,293
GS-5$32,951$34,049$35,146$36,244$37,342$38,440$39,537$40,635$41,733$42,831
GS-6$36,730$37,954$39,179$40,403$41,628$42,852$44,077$45,301$46,526$47,750
GS-7$40,817$42,177$43,537$44,897$46,257$47,617$48,977$50,337$51,697$53,057
GS-8$45,203$46,710$48,217$49,724$51,230$52,737$54,244$55,751$57,257$58,764
GS-9$49,927$51,592$53,257$54,921$56,586$58,251$59,916$61,581$63,246$64,910
GS-10$54,982$56,815$58,648$60,481$62,313$64,146$65,979$67,812$69,645$71,478
GS-11$60,406$62,420$64,434$66,447$68,461$70,475$72,488$74,502$76,516$78,529
GS-12$72,402$74,816$77,229$79,643$82,057$84,471$86,885$89,299$91,713$94,126
GS-13$86,097$88,967$91,838$94,708$97,579$100,450$103,320$106,191$109,061$111,932
GS-14$101,739$105,130$108,522$111,913$115,304$118,695$122,086$125,478$128,869$132,260
GS-15$119,676$123,666$127,656$131,645$135,635$139,624$143,614$147,604$149,000*$149,000*

The New York City locality pay rate also applies to New York, Yonkers, Fort Hamilton, West Point, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the New York City GS locality include VA Medical Center, Fort Drum, Fort Hamilton, Fort Hamilton, West Point U.S. Military Academy, and other facilities within the region.

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BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

The BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Buffalo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.76% 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$24,471
GS-2$21,994$22,517$23,245$23,862$24,128$24,838$25,547$26,256$26,965$27,674
GS-3$23,997$24,797$25,597$26,397$27,197$27,997$28,797$29,597$30,396$31,196
GS-4$26,940$27,838$28,737$29,636$30,534$31,433$32,331$33,230$34,128$35,027
GS-5$30,141$31,145$32,149$33,153$34,157$35,161$36,165$37,170$38,174$39,178
GS-6$33,597$34,717$35,837$36,957$38,077$39,197$40,317$41,438$42,558$43,678
GS-7$37,336$38,580$39,824$41,068$42,312$43,556$44,800$46,044$47,288$48,532
GS-8$41,348$42,726$44,105$45,483$46,861$48,239$49,618$50,996$52,374$53,752
GS-9$45,669$47,192$48,714$50,237$51,760$53,283$54,806$56,329$57,852$59,375
GS-10$50,292$51,969$53,646$55,322$56,999$58,676$60,352$62,029$63,706$65,382
GS-11$55,255$57,097$58,938$60,780$62,622$64,464$66,306$68,148$69,990$71,832
GS-12$66,227$68,435$70,643$72,851$75,059$77,267$79,475$81,683$83,891$86,099
GS-13$78,754$81,380$84,005$86,631$89,257$91,883$94,508$97,134$99,760$102,385
GS-14$93,062$96,164$99,266$102,368$105,470$108,572$111,674$114,776$117,878$120,980
GS-15$109,470$113,119$116,768$120,418$124,067$127,716$131,366$135,015$138,665$142,314

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

Government installations that use the Buffalo GS locality include Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, and other facilities within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 12.91% 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$19,247$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 Albany locality pay rate also applies to Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Albany GS locality include Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet Arsenal, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of New York

Any federal employees in New York 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 Rochester, Syracuse, Fort Drum, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Fort Drum, and other facilities 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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