General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Minnesota 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.

Minnesota 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 Minnesota, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

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$21,750$22,477$23,200$23,920$24,643$25,068$25,783$26,504$26,531$27,209
GS-2$24,454$25,036$25,846$26,531$26,828$27,616$28,405$29,194$29,982$30,771
GS-3$26,681$27,570$28,459$29,349$30,238$31,127$32,016$32,905$33,794$34,683
GS-4$29,953$30,951$31,949$32,947$33,945$34,943$35,941$36,939$37,937$38,935
GS-5$33,512$34,630$35,747$36,865$37,983$39,100$40,218$41,336$42,453$43,571
GS-6$37,356$38,601$39,845$41,090$42,335$43,579$44,824$46,069$47,314$48,558
GS-7$41,512$42,896$44,280$45,664$47,047$48,431$49,815$51,199$52,583$53,966
GS-8$45,973$47,506$49,038$50,571$52,104$53,636$55,169$56,701$58,234$59,766
GS-9$50,778$52,470$54,162$55,854$57,547$59,239$60,931$62,623$64,316$66,008
GS-10$55,919$57,783$59,647$61,511$63,375$65,239$67,103$68,967$70,831$72,695
GS-11$61,436$63,483$65,531$67,579$69,627$71,675$73,723$75,771$77,818$79,866
GS-12$73,637$76,091$78,545$81,000$83,454$85,908$88,362$90,817$93,271$95,725
GS-13$87,564$90,483$93,402$96,320$99,239$102,158$105,077$107,996$110,914$113,833
GS-14$103,474$106,923$110,371$113,820$117,268$120,717$124,165$127,614$131,063$134,511
GS-15$121,715$125,772$129,829$133,886$137,943$142,000$146,057$150,114$154,171$155,500*

The Minneapolis locality pay rate also applies to Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Minneapolis GS locality include Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Minnesota

Any federal employees in Minnesota 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 Rochester, 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/2014/minnesota