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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Pennsylvania 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.

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 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 Allentown, Tobyhanna, and other cities 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 19.73% 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$20,409$21,090$21,769$22,445$23,123$23,522$24,193$24,869$24,895$25,531
GS-2$22,946$23,492$24,251$24,895$25,173$25,913$26,653$27,393$28,133$28,873
GS-3$25,037$25,871$26,706$27,540$28,375$29,209$30,044$30,878$31,713$32,547
GS-4$28,107$29,044$29,982$30,919$31,857$32,794$33,732$34,669$35,607$36,544
GS-5$31,446$32,494$33,541$34,589$35,636$36,684$37,732$38,779$39,827$40,875
GS-6$35,052$36,221$37,389$38,558$39,726$40,895$42,064$43,232$44,401$45,569
GS-7$38,953$40,251$41,549$42,847$44,144$45,442$46,740$48,038$49,336$50,634
GS-8$43,139$44,577$46,015$47,453$48,891$50,329$51,766$53,204$54,642$56,080
GS-9$47,647$49,235$50,824$52,413$54,002$55,591$57,179$58,768$60,357$61,946
GS-10$52,470$54,220$55,969$57,718$59,467$61,217$62,966$64,715$66,465$68,214
GS-11$57,648$59,569$61,491$63,413$65,334$67,256$69,178$71,099$73,021$74,943
GS-12$69,095$71,399$73,702$76,006$78,309$80,613$82,917$85,220$87,524$89,827
GS-13$82,165$84,904$87,644$90,383$93,122$95,862$98,601$101,341$104,080$106,820
GS-14$97,093$100,329$103,565$106,802$110,038$113,274$116,510$119,747$122,983$126,219
GS-15$114,210$118,018$121,825$125,633$129,440$133,248$137,055$140,862$144,670$148,477

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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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 19.49% 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$20,368$21,048$21,726$22,400$23,077$23,475$24,144$24,819$24,846$25,480
GS-2$22,900$23,445$24,203$24,846$25,123$25,861$26,600$27,338$28,077$28,815
GS-3$24,987$25,819$26,652$27,485$28,318$29,151$29,984$30,816$31,649$32,482
GS-4$28,050$28,986$29,921$30,857$31,793$32,728$33,664$34,600$35,535$36,471
GS-5$31,383$32,428$33,474$34,519$35,565$36,611$37,656$38,702$39,747$40,793
GS-6$34,982$36,148$37,314$38,481$39,647$40,813$41,979$43,145$44,312$45,478
GS-7$38,875$40,170$41,465$42,761$44,056$45,351$46,647$47,942$49,237$50,532
GS-8$43,052$44,487$45,922$47,357$48,793$50,228$51,663$53,098$54,533$55,968
GS-9$47,551$49,137$50,722$52,308$53,894$55,479$57,065$58,650$60,236$61,822
GS-10$52,365$54,111$55,857$57,603$59,348$61,094$62,840$64,586$66,331$68,077
GS-11$57,532$59,450$61,368$63,285$65,203$67,121$69,039$70,957$72,875$74,792
GS-12$68,956$71,255$73,554$75,853$78,152$80,451$82,750$85,049$87,348$89,647
GS-13$82,000$84,734$87,468$90,202$92,936$95,670$98,404$101,138$103,871$106,605
GS-14$96,898$100,128$103,358$106,587$109,817$113,047$116,277$119,507$122,737$125,966
GS-15$113,982$117,781$121,581$125,381$129,181$132,980$136,780$140,580$144,380$148,180

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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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 14.54% 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$19,524$20,176$20,826$21,472$22,121$22,503$23,144$23,791$23,816$24,425
GS-2$21,952$22,474$23,200$23,816$24,082$24,790$25,498$26,206$26,913$27,621
GS-3$23,951$24,750$25,548$26,346$27,145$27,943$28,742$29,540$30,338$31,137
GS-4$26,888$27,785$28,682$29,579$30,476$31,373$32,269$33,166$34,063$34,960
GS-5$30,083$31,085$32,087$33,089$34,092$35,094$36,096$37,098$38,101$39,103
GS-6$33,533$34,651$35,769$36,886$38,004$39,122$40,240$41,358$42,476$43,594
GS-7$37,264$38,506$39,748$40,989$42,231$43,473$44,714$45,956$47,197$48,439
GS-8$41,269$42,644$44,020$45,396$46,771$48,147$49,523$50,898$52,274$53,649
GS-9$45,581$47,101$48,621$50,141$51,661$53,181$54,701$56,221$57,741$59,261
GS-10$50,196$51,869$53,543$55,216$56,890$58,563$60,237$61,910$63,583$65,257
GS-11$55,149$56,987$58,825$60,664$62,502$64,341$66,179$68,017$69,856$71,694
GS-12$66,100$68,304$70,507$72,711$74,915$77,119$79,322$81,526$83,730$85,934
GS-13$78,603$81,224$83,844$86,465$89,086$91,706$94,327$96,948$99,568$102,189
GS-14$92,884$95,980$99,076$102,172$105,268$108,364$111,460$114,556$117,652$120,748
GS-15$109,260$112,902$116,544$120,187$123,829$127,472$131,114$134,756$138,399$142,041

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 12.91% (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
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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 12.91% 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 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 $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/pennsylvania