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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in New York 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.

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 28.72% 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$22,916$23,682$24,444$25,202$25,964$26,412$27,165$27,925$27,954$28,665
GS-2$25,766$26,379$27,231$27,954$28,268$29,100$29,931$30,763$31,594$32,426
GS-3$28,112$29,050$29,987$30,924$31,861$32,798$33,735$34,672$35,609$36,546
GS-4$31,560$32,611$33,663$34,714$35,766$36,818$37,869$38,921$39,973$41,024
GS-5$35,309$36,486$37,662$38,839$40,015$41,192$42,368$43,545$44,721$45,898
GS-6$39,359$40,670$41,982$43,294$44,605$45,917$47,229$48,540$49,852$51,164
GS-7$43,738$45,196$46,655$48,113$49,571$51,030$52,488$53,947$55,405$56,863
GS-8$48,439$50,053$51,667$53,281$54,895$56,509$58,124$59,738$61,352$62,966
GS-9$53,500$55,283$57,065$58,848$60,631$62,414$64,197$65,979$67,762$69,545
GS-10$58,916$60,881$62,845$64,809$66,774$68,738$70,702$72,666$74,631$76,595
GS-11$64,729$66,887$69,044$71,201$73,359$75,516$77,674$79,831$81,988$84,146
GS-12$77,585$80,171$82,757$85,343$87,929$90,515$93,101$95,687$98,273$100,859
GS-13$92,259$95,334$98,409$101,484$104,559$107,634$110,709$113,785$116,860$119,935
GS-14$109,022$112,656$116,290$119,923$123,557$127,191$130,825$134,458$138,092$141,726
GS-15$128,241$132,516$136,791$141,066$145,340$149,615$153,890$155,500*$155,500*$155,500*

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 16.98% 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$20,826$21,522$22,215$22,904$23,596$24,003$24,687$25,378$25,405$26,050
GS-2$23,416$23,973$24,747$25,405$25,690$26,446$27,201$27,957$28,713$29,468
GS-3$25,548$26,400$27,252$28,103$28,955$29,807$30,658$31,510$32,361$33,213
GS-4$28,681$29,637$30,593$31,548$32,504$33,460$34,416$35,371$36,327$37,283
GS-5$32,089$33,158$34,227$35,296$36,366$37,435$38,504$39,573$40,642$41,712
GS-6$35,769$36,961$38,153$39,345$40,537$41,729$42,921$44,113$45,305$46,497
GS-7$39,749$41,074$42,399$43,725$45,050$46,376$47,701$49,026$50,352$51,677
GS-8$44,021$45,488$46,955$48,422$49,888$51,355$52,822$54,289$55,756$57,223
GS-9$48,620$50,241$51,861$53,481$55,101$56,721$58,341$59,962$61,582$63,202
GS-10$53,543$55,328$57,113$58,898$60,683$62,468$64,254$66,039$67,824$69,609
GS-11$58,826$60,786$62,747$64,707$66,668$68,629$70,589$72,550$74,510$76,471
GS-12$70,509$72,859$75,209$77,559$79,909$82,259$84,609$86,959$89,310$91,660
GS-13$83,844$86,639$89,434$92,228$95,023$97,818$100,612$103,407$106,201$108,996
GS-14$99,079$102,381$105,683$108,986$112,288$115,590$118,893$122,195$125,497$128,800
GS-15$116,545$120,430$124,315$128,200$132,084$135,969$139,854$143,739$147,624$151,509

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

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY 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 14.16% 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$20,324$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

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 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

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 $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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