General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Minnesota for 2009

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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.

Minnesota 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 Minnesota, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

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 20.36% 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$21,111$21,816$22,518$23,217$23,919$24,332$25,025$25,725$25,752$26,412
GS-2$23,736$24,301$25,085$25,752$26,040$26,805$27,571$28,336$29,102$29,867
GS-3$25,898$26,761$27,624$28,487$29,350$30,213$31,076$31,939$32,802$33,665
GS-4$29,074$30,043$31,012$31,981$32,950$33,919$34,888$35,856$36,825$37,794
GS-5$32,528$33,613$34,697$35,782$36,866$37,951$39,035$40,120$41,204$42,288
GS-6$36,258$37,467$38,675$39,884$41,092$42,301$43,509$44,717$45,926$47,134
GS-7$40,293$41,636$42,979$44,323$45,666$47,009$48,352$49,695$51,039$52,382
GS-8$44,623$46,111$47,599$49,086$50,574$52,062$53,549$55,037$56,525$58,012
GS-9$49,286$50,929$52,572$54,215$55,858$57,501$59,144$60,787$62,430$64,072
GS-10$54,276$56,085$57,894$59,703$61,512$63,321$65,130$66,939$68,748$70,557
GS-11$59,631$61,618$63,605$65,593$67,580$69,567$71,554$73,541$75,528$77,515
GS-12$71,473$73,855$76,237$78,619$81,001$83,383$85,765$88,147$90,529$92,911
GS-13$84,992$87,825$90,659$93,492$96,325$99,159$101,992$104,825$107,658$110,492
GS-14$100,434$103,783$107,131$110,480$113,828$117,176$120,525$123,873$127,222$130,570
GS-15$118,141$122,079$126,017$129,955$133,893$137,831$141,770$145,708$149,646$153,200*

The Minneapolis locality pay rate also applies to Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Minneapolis GS locality include Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Minnesota

Any federal employees in Minnesota 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 13.86% (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$19,971$20,638$21,302$21,964$22,627$23,018$23,674$24,335$24,361$24,985
GS-2$22,454$22,988$23,731$24,361$24,634$25,358$26,082$26,806$27,530$28,254
GS-3$24,499$25,316$26,132$26,948$27,765$28,581$29,398$30,214$31,030$31,847
GS-4$27,504$28,421$29,337$30,254$31,170$32,087$33,003$33,920$34,837$35,753
GS-5$30,772$31,798$32,824$33,849$34,875$35,901$36,927$37,953$38,979$40,005
GS-6$34,300$35,443$36,587$37,730$38,873$40,016$41,159$42,302$43,446$44,589
GS-7$38,117$39,388$40,658$41,929$43,200$44,470$45,741$47,012$48,282$49,553
GS-8$42,214$43,621$45,028$46,436$47,843$49,250$50,657$52,065$53,472$54,879
GS-9$46,625$48,179$49,733$51,287$52,841$54,395$55,950$57,504$59,058$60,612
GS-10$51,345$53,056$54,768$56,479$58,190$59,902$61,613$63,324$65,036$66,747
GS-11$56,411$58,291$60,170$62,050$63,930$65,810$67,690$69,570$71,449$73,329
GS-12$67,613$69,867$72,120$74,373$76,627$78,880$81,133$83,387$85,640$87,893
GS-13$80,402$83,083$85,763$88,443$91,123$93,804$96,484$99,164$101,844$104,525
GS-14$95,010$98,178$101,346$104,513$107,681$110,848$114,016$117,184$120,351$123,519
GS-15$111,760$115,486$119,211$122,937$126,662$130,388$134,113$137,839$141,564$145,290

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

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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $153,200, 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/2009/minnesota