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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Pennsylvania 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.

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 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 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 24.22% 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$22,115$22,854$23,589$24,321$25,056$25,489$26,215$26,948$26,977$27,663
GS-2$24,865$25,456$26,279$26,977$27,280$28,082$28,885$29,687$30,490$31,292
GS-3$27,130$28,034$28,938$29,843$30,747$31,651$32,556$33,460$34,364$35,269
GS-4$30,456$31,471$32,486$33,501$34,516$35,531$36,546$37,560$38,575$39,590
GS-5$34,075$35,210$36,346$37,481$38,616$39,752$40,887$42,022$43,158$44,293
GS-6$37,983$39,249$40,514$41,780$43,046$44,312$45,578$46,843$48,109$49,375
GS-7$42,209$43,616$45,024$46,431$47,838$49,246$50,653$52,061$53,468$54,875
GS-8$46,745$48,303$49,861$51,418$52,976$54,534$56,092$57,649$59,207$60,765
GS-9$51,630$53,350$55,070$56,791$58,511$60,232$61,952$63,673$65,393$67,114
GS-10$56,857$58,752$60,648$62,544$64,439$66,335$68,230$70,126$72,022$73,917
GS-11$62,467$64,548$66,630$68,712$70,794$72,876$74,958$77,040$79,122$81,204
GS-12$74,872$77,368$79,864$82,359$84,855$87,350$89,846$92,341$94,837$97,333
GS-13$89,033$92,001$94,969$97,936$100,904$103,872$106,839$109,807$112,774$115,742
GS-14$105,211$108,717$112,224$115,731$119,238$122,744$126,251$129,758$133,264$136,771
GS-15$123,758$127,883$132,009$136,134$140,259$144,385$148,510$152,635$155,500*$155,500*

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 21.79% 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$21,682$22,407$23,128$23,845$24,566$24,990$25,703$26,421$26,449$27,121
GS-2$24,379$24,958$25,765$26,449$26,746$27,533$28,320$29,107$29,893$30,680
GS-3$26,599$27,486$28,372$29,259$30,145$31,032$31,919$32,805$33,692$34,579
GS-4$29,860$30,855$31,851$32,846$33,841$34,836$35,831$36,826$37,821$38,816
GS-5$33,408$34,521$35,635$36,748$37,861$38,974$40,087$41,200$42,313$43,427
GS-6$37,240$38,481$39,722$40,963$42,204$43,445$44,686$45,927$47,168$48,409
GS-7$41,383$42,763$44,143$45,523$46,903$48,282$49,662$51,042$52,422$53,802
GS-8$45,831$47,358$48,885$50,413$51,940$53,467$54,994$56,522$58,049$59,576
GS-9$50,620$52,306$53,993$55,680$57,367$59,054$60,740$62,427$64,114$65,801
GS-10$55,745$57,603$59,462$61,320$63,179$65,037$66,896$68,754$70,613$72,471
GS-11$61,245$63,286$65,327$67,368$69,409$71,451$73,492$75,533$77,574$79,615
GS-12$73,408$75,854$78,301$80,748$83,195$85,642$88,088$90,535$92,982$95,429
GS-13$87,292$90,201$93,111$96,020$98,930$101,840$104,749$107,659$110,568$113,478
GS-14$103,152$106,591$110,029$113,467$116,905$120,343$123,781$127,219$130,658$134,096
GS-15$121,337$125,382$129,426$133,471$137,516$141,560$145,605$149,649$153,694$155,500*

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 16.37% 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$20,717$21,410$22,099$22,784$23,473$23,878$24,559$25,245$25,272$25,914
GS-2$23,294$23,848$24,618$25,272$25,556$26,308$27,060$27,811$28,563$29,315
GS-3$25,415$26,262$27,110$27,957$28,804$29,651$30,498$31,345$32,193$33,040
GS-4$28,532$29,482$30,433$31,384$32,335$33,285$34,236$35,187$36,138$37,088
GS-5$31,921$32,985$34,049$35,112$36,176$37,240$38,303$39,367$40,430$41,494
GS-6$35,582$36,768$37,954$39,140$40,326$41,512$42,697$43,883$45,069$46,255
GS-7$39,541$40,860$42,178$43,497$44,815$46,134$47,452$48,771$50,089$51,408
GS-8$43,791$45,250$46,710$48,169$49,628$51,088$52,547$54,006$55,465$56,925
GS-9$48,367$49,979$51,590$53,202$54,814$56,425$58,037$59,649$61,261$62,872
GS-10$53,264$55,040$56,815$58,591$60,367$62,143$63,919$65,694$67,470$69,246
GS-11$58,519$60,469$62,420$64,370$66,320$68,271$70,221$72,172$74,122$76,072
GS-12$70,141$72,479$74,817$77,154$79,492$81,830$84,168$86,506$88,844$91,182
GS-13$83,407$86,187$88,967$91,747$94,527$97,307$100,088$102,868$105,648$108,428
GS-14$98,562$101,847$105,132$108,417$111,702$114,988$118,273$121,558$124,843$128,128
GS-15$115,937$119,802$123,666$127,531$131,396$135,260$139,125$142,990$146,854$150,719

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 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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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 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 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 $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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