General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Kentucky for 2014

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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.

Kentucky 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 Kentucky, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.55% 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$21,316$22,029$22,738$23,443$24,152$24,568$25,269$25,975$26,003$26,667
GS-2$23,967$24,537$25,331$26,003$26,293$27,066$27,839$28,612$29,385$30,158
GS-3$26,150$27,021$27,892$28,764$29,635$30,506$31,378$32,249$33,120$33,992
GS-4$29,357$30,335$31,313$32,291$33,269$34,247$35,225$36,203$37,181$38,159
GS-5$32,844$33,940$35,035$36,130$37,226$38,321$39,417$40,512$41,607$42,703
GS-6$36,612$37,832$39,052$40,271$41,491$42,711$43,931$45,151$46,371$47,591
GS-7$40,685$42,041$43,398$44,754$46,110$47,466$48,822$50,179$51,535$52,891
GS-8$45,057$46,559$48,061$49,563$51,065$52,567$54,069$55,571$57,074$58,576
GS-9$49,766$51,425$53,083$54,742$56,400$58,059$59,717$61,376$63,034$64,693
GS-10$54,804$56,631$58,458$60,285$62,112$63,939$65,766$67,592$69,419$71,246
GS-11$60,212$62,219$64,226$66,233$68,240$70,247$72,254$74,261$76,268$78,275
GS-12$72,170$74,575$76,980$79,386$81,791$84,197$86,602$89,007$91,413$93,818
GS-13$85,820$88,680$91,541$94,401$97,262$100,123$102,983$105,844$108,704$111,565
GS-14$101,412$104,792$108,172$111,552$114,932$118,312$121,692$125,071$128,451$131,831
GS-15$119,290$123,266$127,242$131,218$135,194$139,171$143,147$147,123$151,099$155,075
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Rest of Kentucky

Any federal employees in Kentucky 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$20,527$21,213$21,896$22,575$23,258$23,659$24,333$25,014$25,040$25,679
GS-2$23,080$23,629$24,393$25,040$25,320$26,064$26,808$27,553$28,297$29,041
GS-3$25,181$26,020$26,860$27,699$28,538$29,377$30,216$31,055$31,894$32,733
GS-4$28,269$29,211$30,153$31,095$32,037$32,979$33,920$34,862$35,804$36,746
GS-5$31,628$32,683$33,738$34,793$35,847$36,902$37,957$39,012$40,067$41,122
GS-6$35,256$36,431$37,605$38,780$39,955$41,130$42,304$43,479$44,654$45,828
GS-7$39,179$40,485$41,791$43,097$44,403$45,709$47,015$48,321$49,626$50,932
GS-8$43,389$44,835$46,282$47,728$49,174$50,621$52,067$53,514$54,960$56,406
GS-9$47,923$49,520$51,117$52,715$54,312$55,909$57,506$59,103$60,700$62,297
GS-10$52,775$54,534$56,293$58,053$59,812$61,571$63,330$65,089$66,849$68,608
GS-11$57,982$59,915$61,847$63,780$65,713$67,646$69,578$71,511$73,444$75,376
GS-12$69,497$71,813$74,130$76,446$78,762$81,079$83,395$85,711$88,028$90,344
GS-13$82,642$85,396$88,151$90,906$93,660$96,415$99,170$101,924$104,679$107,434
GS-14$97,657$100,912$104,166$107,421$110,676$113,931$117,185$120,440$123,695$126,949
GS-15$114,872$118,701$122,530$126,359$130,188$134,017$137,846$141,675$145,504$149,333

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Hopkinsville, Lexington-Fayette, Lexington, Fort Knox, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Fort Campbell, Fort Campbell, 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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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2014/kentucky