General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

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$22,494$23,246$23,994$24,739$25,487$25,926$26,665$27,411$27,439$28,140
GS-2$25,291$25,893$26,730$27,439$27,746$28,562$29,377$30,193$31,009$31,824
GS-3$27,595$28,514$29,434$30,353$31,272$32,192$33,111$34,031$34,950$35,870
GS-4$30,979$32,011$33,043$34,075$35,107$36,139$37,171$38,203$39,235$40,267
GS-5$34,659$35,815$36,971$38,127$39,283$40,439$41,594$42,750$43,906$45,062
GS-6$38,635$39,922$41,209$42,496$43,784$45,071$46,358$47,646$48,933$50,220
GS-7$42,933$44,364$45,795$47,227$48,658$50,089$51,520$52,951$54,382$55,813
GS-8$47,547$49,132$50,717$52,302$53,887$55,472$57,057$58,642$60,227$61,812
GS-9$52,516$54,266$56,016$57,766$59,516$61,266$63,017$64,767$66,517$68,267
GS-10$57,832$59,760$61,688$63,616$65,544$67,471$69,399$71,327$73,255$75,183
GS-11$63,538$65,656$67,774$69,892$72,010$74,128$76,246$78,364$80,482$82,600
GS-12$76,157$78,695$81,234$83,772$86,310$88,849$91,387$93,925$96,463$99,002
GS-13$90,561$93,580$96,598$99,617$102,636$105,654$108,673$111,692$114,710$117,729
GS-14$107,016$110,582$114,149$117,715$121,282$124,849$128,415$131,982$135,548$139,115
GS-15$125,881$130,076$134,272$138,468$142,664$146,860$151,056$155,252$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$21,750$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*
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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$21,236$21,945$22,652$23,354$24,061$24,475$25,173$25,877$25,904$26,565
GS-2$23,876$24,444$25,234$25,904$26,193$26,963$27,733$28,503$29,273$30,043
GS-3$26,050$26,919$27,787$28,655$29,523$30,391$31,259$32,127$32,995$33,863
GS-4$29,245$30,219$31,194$32,168$33,142$34,117$35,091$36,065$37,040$38,014
GS-5$32,720$33,811$34,902$35,993$37,085$38,176$39,267$40,358$41,450$42,541
GS-6$36,473$37,688$38,903$40,119$41,334$42,549$43,764$44,980$46,195$47,410
GS-7$40,531$41,882$43,233$44,584$45,935$47,286$48,637$49,988$51,339$52,690
GS-8$44,886$46,383$47,879$49,375$50,872$52,368$53,864$55,361$56,857$58,353
GS-9$49,577$51,229$52,882$54,534$56,186$57,838$59,491$61,143$62,795$64,447
GS-10$54,596$56,416$58,236$60,056$61,876$63,696$65,516$67,336$69,156$70,976
GS-11$59,983$61,982$63,982$65,981$67,981$69,980$71,980$73,979$75,978$77,978
GS-12$71,896$74,292$76,688$79,084$81,481$83,877$86,273$88,669$91,066$93,462
GS-13$85,494$88,344$91,193$94,043$96,893$99,743$102,592$105,442$108,292$111,142
GS-14$101,027$104,394$107,762$111,129$114,496$117,863$121,230$124,597$127,964$131,331
GS-15$118,837$122,798$126,759$130,720$134,681$138,642$142,603$146,564$150,526$154,487

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$20,527$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 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/2014/wisconsin