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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

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 22.47% 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$20,876$21,573$22,267$22,958$23,653$24,060$24,746$25,438$25,465$26,116
GS-2$23,471$24,030$24,806$25,465$25,749$26,506$27,263$28,020$28,777$29,534
GS-3$25,610$26,463$27,317$28,171$29,024$29,878$30,731$31,585$32,439$33,292
GS-4$28,750$29,709$30,668$31,627$32,586$33,545$34,503$35,462$36,421$37,380
GS-5$32,166$33,237$34,309$35,380$36,452$37,524$38,595$39,667$40,738$41,810
GS-6$35,854$37,050$38,245$39,440$40,636$41,831$43,026$44,221$45,417$46,612
GS-7$39,844$41,172$42,500$43,827$45,155$46,482$47,810$49,137$50,465$51,793
GS-8$44,126$45,597$47,068$48,539$50,009$51,480$52,951$54,422$55,893$57,364
GS-9$48,737$50,362$51,987$53,612$55,238$56,863$58,488$60,113$61,738$63,364
GS-10$53,671$55,461$57,250$59,039$60,828$62,618$64,407$66,196$67,986$69,775
GS-11$58,967$60,932$62,898$64,864$66,829$68,795$70,761$72,726$74,692$76,658
GS-12$70,676$73,033$75,389$77,745$80,102$82,458$84,814$87,170$89,527$91,883
GS-13$84,045$86,847$89,649$92,451$95,253$98,056$100,858$103,660$106,462$109,264
GS-14$99,315$102,625$105,935$109,246$112,556$115,866$119,177$122,487$125,798$129,108
GS-15$116,824$120,719$124,613$128,508$132,402$136,297$140,191$144,086$147,981$149,000*
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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 18.8% 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$20,251$20,927$21,600$22,270$22,944$23,339$24,005$24,676$24,702$25,333
GS-2$22,768$23,310$24,063$24,702$24,978$25,712$26,446$27,180$27,914$28,649
GS-3$24,842$25,670$26,498$27,326$28,154$28,982$29,810$30,639$31,467$32,295
GS-4$27,888$28,819$29,749$30,679$31,609$32,539$33,470$34,400$35,330$36,260
GS-5$31,202$32,241$33,281$34,320$35,360$36,399$37,439$38,478$39,518$40,557
GS-6$34,780$35,939$37,099$38,258$39,418$40,577$41,737$42,896$44,056$45,215
GS-7$38,650$39,938$41,226$42,514$43,802$45,089$46,377$47,665$48,953$50,241
GS-8$42,804$44,230$45,657$47,084$48,511$49,938$51,364$52,791$54,218$55,645
GS-9$47,276$48,853$50,429$52,006$53,582$55,159$56,735$58,312$59,888$61,465
GS-10$52,063$53,799$55,534$57,270$59,006$60,741$62,477$64,213$65,948$67,684
GS-11$57,200$59,107$61,013$62,920$64,827$66,734$68,640$70,547$72,454$74,360
GS-12$68,558$70,844$73,130$75,415$77,701$79,987$82,273$84,558$86,844$89,130
GS-13$81,527$84,245$86,963$89,681$92,399$95,117$97,835$100,554$103,272$105,990
GS-14$96,338$99,550$102,761$105,972$109,183$112,394$115,605$118,817$122,028$125,239
GS-15$113,323$117,101$120,879$124,657$128,435$132,213$135,990$139,768$143,546$147,324
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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 16.13% 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$19,796$20,456$21,115$21,770$22,428$22,815$23,465$24,121$24,147$24,764
GS-2$22,256$22,786$23,522$24,147$24,416$25,134$25,852$26,569$27,287$28,005
GS-3$24,284$25,093$25,903$26,712$27,522$28,331$29,141$29,950$30,759$31,569
GS-4$27,262$28,171$29,080$29,989$30,899$31,808$32,717$33,627$34,536$35,445
GS-5$30,500$31,517$32,533$33,549$34,565$35,581$36,597$37,613$38,629$39,646
GS-6$33,998$35,132$36,265$37,399$38,532$39,665$40,799$41,932$43,066$44,199
GS-7$37,782$39,041$40,299$41,558$42,817$44,076$45,335$46,594$47,853$49,111
GS-8$41,842$43,236$44,631$46,026$47,421$48,815$50,210$51,605$52,999$54,394
GS-9$46,214$47,755$49,296$50,837$52,378$53,919$55,460$57,001$58,542$60,083
GS-10$50,893$52,589$54,286$55,983$57,679$59,376$61,073$62,769$64,466$66,163
GS-11$55,914$57,778$59,642$61,506$63,370$65,234$67,098$68,961$70,825$72,689
GS-12$67,017$69,252$71,486$73,720$75,955$78,189$80,424$82,658$84,892$87,127
GS-13$79,694$82,351$85,008$87,665$90,322$92,979$95,637$98,294$100,951$103,608
GS-14$94,173$97,312$100,451$103,590$106,729$109,868$113,007$116,146$119,285$122,424
GS-15$110,776$114,469$118,162$121,855$125,548$129,241$132,934$136,627$140,320$144,013

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 12.91% (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 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 $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/wisconsin