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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Maine for 2013

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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.

Maine 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 Maine, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Boston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.8% 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$22,218$22,961$23,700$24,435$25,173$25,608$26,338$27,074$27,103$27,792
GS-2$24,981$25,575$26,401$27,103$27,407$28,214$29,020$29,826$30,632$31,438
GS-3$27,256$28,165$29,073$29,982$30,890$31,799$32,708$33,616$34,525$35,433
GS-4$30,598$31,618$32,638$33,657$34,677$35,697$36,716$37,736$38,755$39,775
GS-5$34,234$35,375$36,515$37,656$38,797$39,937$41,078$42,219$43,359$44,500
GS-6$38,160$39,432$40,704$41,975$43,247$44,519$45,790$47,062$48,334$49,606
GS-7$42,406$43,820$45,234$46,648$48,062$49,476$50,890$52,304$53,718$55,132
GS-8$46,963$48,528$50,093$51,658$53,223$54,788$56,353$57,918$59,483$61,048
GS-9$51,871$53,599$55,328$57,056$58,785$60,513$62,242$63,970$65,698$67,427
GS-10$57,122$59,027$60,931$62,836$64,740$66,644$68,549$70,453$72,358$74,262
GS-11$62,758$64,850$66,941$69,033$71,125$73,216$75,308$77,400$79,491$81,583
GS-12$75,222$77,729$80,236$82,744$85,251$87,758$90,265$92,773$95,280$97,787
GS-13$89,449$92,431$95,412$98,394$101,375$104,357$107,338$110,319$113,301$116,282
GS-14$105,702$109,225$112,748$116,271$119,794$123,317$126,840$130,364$133,887$137,410
GS-15$124,336$128,480$132,625$136,770$140,914$145,059$149,203$153,348$155,500*$155,500*

The Boston locality pay rate also applies to Brunswick, Kittery, and other cities within the region.

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Rest of Maine

Any federal employees in Maine 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 14.16% (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$20,324$21,003$21,679$22,351$23,027$23,424$24,092$24,766$24,792$25,422
GS-2$22,851$23,395$24,151$24,792$25,071$25,808$26,546$27,283$28,021$28,758
GS-3$24,933$25,764$26,595$27,426$28,257$29,088$29,919$30,750$31,581$32,412
GS-4$27,990$28,922$29,855$30,788$31,720$32,653$33,586$34,519$35,451$36,384
GS-5$31,315$32,359$33,402$34,445$35,489$36,532$37,576$38,619$39,663$40,706
GS-6$34,907$36,070$37,233$38,397$39,560$40,723$41,886$43,050$44,213$45,376
GS-7$38,790$40,084$41,377$42,671$43,964$45,258$46,551$47,844$49,138$50,431
GS-8$42,960$44,391$45,823$47,254$48,686$50,117$51,549$52,981$54,412$55,844
GS-9$47,448$49,029$50,611$52,192$53,773$55,354$56,935$58,516$60,097$61,678
GS-10$52,252$53,994$55,736$57,478$59,221$60,963$62,705$64,447$66,189$67,931
GS-11$57,408$59,321$61,234$63,148$65,061$66,974$68,888$70,801$72,714$74,628
GS-12$68,809$71,102$73,396$75,689$77,983$80,276$82,570$84,863$87,157$89,450
GS-13$81,823$84,550$87,278$90,005$92,732$95,459$98,187$100,914$103,641$106,369
GS-14$96,690$99,913$103,136$106,358$109,581$112,804$116,027$119,249$122,472$125,695
GS-15$113,735$117,527$121,318$125,109$128,900$132,692$136,483$140,274$144,065$147,857
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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $155,500, 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/2013/maine