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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA

The HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Hartford and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 25.82% 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$22,624$23,380$24,132$24,881$25,633$26,075$26,819$27,568$27,597$28,302
GS-2$25,437$26,042$26,884$27,597$27,906$28,726$29,546$30,367$31,187$32,007
GS-3$27,753$28,678$29,603$30,528$31,452$32,377$33,302$34,227$35,152$36,076
GS-4$31,157$32,195$33,233$34,271$35,309$36,347$37,385$38,423$39,461$40,499
GS-5$34,858$36,021$37,184$38,346$39,509$40,671$41,834$42,996$44,159$45,322
GS-6$38,857$40,152$41,446$42,741$44,036$45,330$46,625$47,920$49,214$50,509
GS-7$43,180$44,620$46,059$47,498$48,938$50,377$51,816$53,256$54,695$56,135
GS-8$47,820$49,415$51,009$52,603$54,197$55,791$57,385$58,979$60,574$62,168
GS-9$52,818$54,578$56,338$58,099$59,859$61,619$63,379$65,140$66,900$68,660
GS-10$58,165$60,104$62,043$63,982$65,921$67,860$69,799$71,738$73,676$75,615
GS-11$63,904$66,034$68,164$70,294$72,425$74,555$76,685$78,815$80,945$83,075
GS-12$76,595$79,148$81,701$84,254$86,807$89,360$91,913$94,466$97,019$99,571
GS-13$91,082$94,118$97,154$100,190$103,227$106,263$109,299$112,335$115,371$118,407
GS-14$107,631$111,219$114,806$118,393$121,980$125,567$129,154$132,741$136,328$139,916
GS-15$126,605$130,825$135,045$139,265$143,485$147,705$151,925$155,500*$155,500*$155,500*

The Hartford locality pay rate also applies to Chicopee, Springfield, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Hartford GS locality include Westover Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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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$22,440$23,190$23,937$24,679$25,426$25,864$26,601$27,345$27,374$28,073
GS-2$25,231$25,831$26,666$27,374$27,679$28,493$29,307$30,120$30,934$31,748
GS-3$27,528$28,446$29,363$30,280$31,198$32,115$33,032$33,949$34,867$35,784
GS-4$30,904$31,934$32,963$33,993$35,023$36,052$37,082$38,111$39,141$40,171
GS-5$34,576$35,729$36,882$38,035$39,188$40,342$41,495$42,648$43,801$44,954
GS-6$38,542$39,826$41,110$42,395$43,679$44,963$46,247$47,531$48,816$50,100
GS-7$42,830$44,258$45,686$47,113$48,541$49,969$51,396$52,824$54,252$55,680
GS-8$47,433$49,014$50,595$52,176$53,758$55,339$56,920$58,501$60,082$61,664
GS-9$52,390$54,136$55,882$57,628$59,374$61,120$62,866$64,611$66,357$68,103
GS-10$57,694$59,617$61,540$63,463$65,386$67,310$69,233$71,156$73,079$75,002
GS-11$63,386$65,499$67,612$69,725$71,837$73,950$76,063$78,176$80,289$82,402
GS-12$75,974$78,507$81,039$83,571$86,103$88,635$91,168$93,700$96,232$98,764
GS-13$90,344$93,355$96,367$99,378$102,390$105,401$108,413$111,424$114,435$117,447
GS-14$106,759$110,317$113,875$117,433$120,991$124,549$128,107$131,665$135,223$138,781
GS-15$125,579$129,765$133,950$138,136$142,322$146,508$150,694$154,879$155,500*$155,500*

The Boston locality pay rate also applies to Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Worcester, Bedford, Devens, Natick, Sandwich, Woods Hole, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Boston GS locality include Hanscom Air Force Base, 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$20,527$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
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Rest of Massachusetts

Any federal employees in Massachusetts 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
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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/massachusetts