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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

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 25.1% 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$22,272$23,016$23,756$24,493$25,234$25,669$26,401$27,139$27,168$27,859
GS-2$25,041$25,637$26,465$27,168$27,473$28,281$29,090$29,898$30,706$31,514
GS-3$27,322$28,233$29,143$30,054$30,965$31,875$32,786$33,697$34,608$35,518
GS-4$30,672$31,694$32,716$33,738$34,760$35,782$36,804$37,826$38,849$39,871
GS-5$34,316$35,460$36,603$37,746$38,890$40,033$41,177$42,320$43,463$44,607
GS-6$38,252$39,527$40,801$42,076$43,351$44,626$45,900$47,175$48,450$49,725
GS-7$42,508$43,925$45,342$46,760$48,177$49,595$51,012$52,429$53,847$55,264
GS-8$47,076$48,645$50,214$51,783$53,351$54,920$56,489$58,058$59,626$61,195
GS-9$51,995$53,728$55,461$57,193$58,926$60,658$62,391$64,124$65,856$67,589
GS-10$57,260$59,169$61,078$62,987$64,896$66,805$68,714$70,623$72,532$74,441
GS-11$62,909$65,006$67,102$69,199$71,296$73,392$75,489$77,586$79,682$81,779
GS-12$75,403$77,916$80,429$82,943$85,456$87,969$90,482$92,996$95,509$98,022
GS-13$89,664$92,653$95,641$98,630$101,619$104,607$107,596$110,585$113,573$116,562
GS-14$105,956$109,488$113,019$116,551$120,082$123,614$127,145$130,677$134,209$137,740
GS-15$124,635$128,789$132,944$137,098$141,253$145,407$149,562$153,717$155,500*$155,500*
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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 20.96% 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$21,535$22,254$22,970$23,683$24,399$24,820$25,527$26,241$26,269$26,937
GS-2$24,213$24,788$25,589$26,269$26,564$27,345$28,127$28,908$29,690$30,471
GS-3$26,418$27,298$28,179$29,059$29,940$30,821$31,701$32,582$33,462$34,343
GS-4$29,657$30,645$31,633$32,622$33,610$34,598$35,586$36,575$37,563$38,551
GS-5$33,181$34,286$35,392$36,497$37,603$38,708$39,814$40,920$42,025$43,131
GS-6$36,986$38,219$39,451$40,684$41,916$43,149$44,381$45,614$46,847$48,079
GS-7$41,101$42,471$43,842$45,212$46,583$47,953$49,324$50,694$52,065$53,435
GS-8$45,518$47,035$48,552$50,069$51,586$53,103$54,619$56,136$57,653$59,170
GS-9$50,275$51,950$53,625$55,300$56,976$58,651$60,326$62,002$63,677$65,352
GS-10$55,365$57,210$59,056$60,902$62,748$64,594$66,440$68,286$70,131$71,977
GS-11$60,827$62,854$64,882$66,909$68,936$70,964$72,991$75,018$77,045$79,073
GS-12$72,907$75,338$77,768$80,198$82,628$85,058$87,488$89,918$92,348$94,778
GS-13$86,697$89,587$92,476$95,366$98,256$101,146$104,035$106,925$109,815$112,704
GS-14$102,449$105,864$109,279$112,694$116,108$119,523$122,938$126,352$129,767$133,182
GS-15$120,510$124,527$128,544$132,561$136,578$140,595$144,613$148,630$152,647$155,500*
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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 18.1% 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$21,025$21,728$22,427$23,123$23,822$24,233$24,924$25,621$25,648$26,300
GS-2$23,640$24,202$24,984$25,648$25,936$26,699$27,462$28,225$28,988$29,751
GS-3$25,793$26,653$27,513$28,372$29,232$30,092$30,952$31,811$32,671$33,531
GS-4$28,956$29,921$30,886$31,850$32,815$33,780$34,745$35,710$36,675$37,640
GS-5$32,396$33,475$34,555$35,634$36,714$37,793$38,873$39,952$41,031$42,111
GS-6$36,111$37,315$38,518$39,722$40,925$42,129$43,332$44,536$45,739$46,942
GS-7$40,129$41,467$42,805$44,143$45,481$46,820$48,158$49,496$50,834$52,172
GS-8$44,442$45,923$47,404$48,885$50,366$51,847$53,328$54,809$56,290$57,771
GS-9$49,086$50,722$52,357$53,993$55,629$57,264$58,900$60,536$62,171$63,807
GS-10$54,056$55,858$57,660$59,462$61,264$63,067$64,869$66,671$68,473$70,275
GS-11$59,389$61,368$63,348$65,327$67,306$69,286$71,265$73,244$75,224$77,203
GS-12$71,184$73,556$75,929$78,301$80,674$83,047$85,419$87,792$90,165$92,537
GS-13$84,647$87,468$90,290$93,111$95,933$98,754$101,575$104,397$107,218$110,040
GS-14$100,027$103,361$106,695$110,029$113,363$116,697$120,031$123,365$126,699$130,033
GS-15$117,661$121,583$125,505$129,427$133,349$137,271$141,193$145,115$149,037$152,960

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 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 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 $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/wisconsin