General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Florida for 2015

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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.

Florida 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 Florida, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

MIAMI-FORT LAUDERDALE-PORT ST. LUCIE, FL

The MIAMI-FORT LAUDERDALE-PORT ST. LUCIE, FL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Miami and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.79% 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$21,937$22,670$23,399$24,125$24,855$25,283$26,004$26,731$26,759$27,434
GS-2$24,664$25,251$26,068$26,759$27,061$27,857$28,653$29,449$30,245$31,041
GS-3$26,911$27,808$28,706$29,603$30,501$31,398$32,296$33,193$34,091$34,988
GS-4$30,211$31,218$32,226$33,233$34,240$35,248$36,255$37,263$38,270$39,277
GS-5$33,799$34,926$36,053$37,180$38,307$39,434$40,561$41,688$42,815$43,942
GS-6$37,677$38,933$40,189$41,445$42,702$43,958$45,214$46,470$47,727$48,983
GS-7$41,868$43,263$44,658$46,054$47,449$48,844$50,239$51,634$53,029$54,424
GS-8$46,368$47,914$49,460$51,006$52,552$54,098$55,644$57,190$58,737$60,283
GS-9$51,214$52,921$54,627$56,334$58,041$59,748$61,454$63,161$64,868$66,575
GS-10$56,398$58,278$60,157$62,037$63,916$65,796$67,675$69,555$71,434$73,313
GS-11$61,963$64,028$66,094$68,159$70,225$72,290$74,356$76,421$78,487$80,552
GS-12$74,269$76,745$79,221$81,698$84,174$86,650$89,126$91,602$94,078$96,555
GS-13$88,316$91,259$94,203$97,147$100,090$103,034$105,978$108,921$111,865$114,808
GS-14$104,361$107,840$111,319$114,798$118,276$121,755$125,234$128,713$132,191$135,670
GS-15$122,759$126,851$130,944$135,036$139,128$143,221$147,313$151,405$155,498$158,700*

The Miami locality pay rate also applies to Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Hollywood, Key West, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Port Saint Lucie, West Palm Beach, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Miami GS locality include Key West Naval Air Station, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Florida

Any federal employees in Florida 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$20,733$21,426$22,115$22,801$23,491$23,895$24,576$25,264$25,290$25,928
GS-2$23,310$23,865$24,637$25,290$25,575$26,328$27,080$27,832$28,585$29,337
GS-3$25,434$26,282$27,130$27,978$28,827$29,675$30,523$31,371$32,219$33,068
GS-4$28,553$29,505$30,457$31,409$32,361$33,313$34,265$35,217$36,169$37,121
GS-5$31,944$33,009$34,074$35,140$36,205$37,270$38,335$39,400$40,465$41,530
GS-6$35,609$36,796$37,983$39,171$40,358$41,545$42,732$43,920$45,107$46,294
GS-7$39,570$40,889$42,207$43,526$44,844$46,163$47,481$48,800$50,119$51,437
GS-8$43,823$45,284$46,745$48,206$49,668$51,129$52,590$54,051$55,513$56,974
GS-9$48,403$50,016$51,629$53,242$54,855$56,468$58,081$59,694$61,307$62,920
GS-10$53,302$55,079$56,855$58,631$60,408$62,184$63,960$65,737$67,513$69,289
GS-11$58,562$60,514$62,466$64,418$66,370$68,322$70,275$72,227$74,179$76,131
GS-12$70,192$72,533$74,873$77,213$79,554$81,894$84,234$86,574$88,915$91,255
GS-13$83,468$86,250$89,032$91,814$94,596$97,378$100,161$102,943$105,725$108,507
GS-14$98,633$101,921$105,209$108,497$111,784$115,072$118,360$121,648$124,936$128,223
GS-15$116,021$119,889$123,756$127,624$131,492$135,360$139,227$143,095$146,963$150,830

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Atlantic Beach, Cape Coral, Clearwater, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Mary Esther, Milton, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Saint Petersburg, Starke, Tallahassee, Tampa, Valparaiso, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Naval Air Station, Tyndall Air Force Base, Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Pensacola Naval Air Station, MacDill Air Force Base, Eglin Air Force Base, Orlando Armed Forces Recreation Center - Shades of Green Hotel, and other facilities within the region.

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PALM BAY-MELBOURNE-TITUSVILLE, FL

The PALM BAY-MELBOURNE-TITUSVILLE, FL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Palm Bay 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$20,733$21,426$22,115$22,801$23,491$23,895$24,576$25,264$25,290$25,928
GS-2$23,310$23,865$24,637$25,290$25,575$26,328$27,080$27,832$28,585$29,337
GS-3$25,434$26,282$27,130$27,978$28,827$29,675$30,523$31,371$32,219$33,068
GS-4$28,553$29,505$30,457$31,409$32,361$33,313$34,265$35,217$36,169$37,121
GS-5$31,944$33,009$34,074$35,140$36,205$37,270$38,335$39,400$40,465$41,530
GS-6$35,609$36,796$37,983$39,171$40,358$41,545$42,732$43,920$45,107$46,294
GS-7$39,570$40,889$42,207$43,526$44,844$46,163$47,481$48,800$50,119$51,437
GS-8$43,823$45,284$46,745$48,206$49,668$51,129$52,590$54,051$55,513$56,974
GS-9$48,403$50,016$51,629$53,242$54,855$56,468$58,081$59,694$61,307$62,920
GS-10$53,302$55,079$56,855$58,631$60,408$62,184$63,960$65,737$67,513$69,289
GS-11$58,562$60,514$62,466$64,418$66,370$68,322$70,275$72,227$74,179$76,131
GS-12$70,192$72,533$74,873$77,213$79,554$81,894$84,234$86,574$88,915$91,255
GS-13$83,468$86,250$89,032$91,814$94,596$97,378$100,161$102,943$105,725$108,507
GS-14$98,633$101,921$105,209$108,497$111,784$115,072$118,360$121,648$124,936$128,223
GS-15$116,021$119,889$123,756$127,624$131,492$135,360$139,227$143,095$146,963$150,830

The Palm Bay locality pay rate also applies to Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay, and other cities within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $158,700, 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/2015/florida