General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Indiana 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.

Indiana 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 Indiana, 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$22,719$23,479$24,234$24,986$25,742$26,185$26,932$27,685$27,713$28,413
GS-2$25,544$26,152$26,998$27,713$28,026$28,851$29,675$30,499$31,324$32,148
GS-3$27,871$28,801$29,730$30,660$31,589$32,518$33,448$34,377$35,307$36,236
GS-4$31,289$32,332$33,375$34,419$35,462$36,505$37,549$38,592$39,635$40,679
GS-5$35,005$36,173$37,340$38,507$39,674$40,841$42,009$43,176$44,343$45,510
GS-6$39,021$40,322$41,623$42,924$44,225$45,526$46,827$48,128$49,430$50,731
GS-7$43,362$44,807$46,252$47,697$49,142$50,587$52,032$53,476$54,921$56,366
GS-8$48,022$49,623$51,225$52,826$54,427$56,029$57,630$59,231$60,832$62,434
GS-9$53,041$54,809$56,576$58,344$60,112$61,879$63,647$65,415$67,182$68,950
GS-10$58,410$60,357$62,304$64,250$66,197$68,143$70,090$72,036$73,983$75,929
GS-11$64,174$66,313$68,452$70,591$72,731$74,870$77,009$79,148$81,287$83,427
GS-12$76,919$79,484$82,048$84,613$87,177$89,742$92,306$94,871$97,435$100,000
GS-13$91,467$94,516$97,564$100,613$103,662$106,710$109,759$112,808$115,856$118,905
GS-14$108,085$111,688$115,291$118,894$122,497$126,100$129,702$133,305$136,908$140,511
GS-15$127,139$131,378$135,616$139,854$144,093$148,331$152,569$156,808$158,700*$158,700*
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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$21,530$22,249$22,966$23,678$24,394$24,814$25,521$26,235$26,262$26,925
GS-2$24,207$24,783$25,584$26,262$26,559$27,340$28,121$28,902$29,684$30,465
GS-3$26,412$27,293$28,173$29,054$29,935$30,816$31,697$32,578$33,458$34,339
GS-4$29,651$30,639$31,628$32,617$33,605$34,594$35,583$36,571$37,560$38,549
GS-5$33,173$34,279$35,385$36,491$37,597$38,703$39,809$40,915$42,021$43,127
GS-6$36,978$38,211$39,444$40,677$41,910$43,143$44,376$45,609$46,841$48,074
GS-7$41,092$42,461$43,830$45,200$46,569$47,938$49,307$50,677$52,046$53,415
GS-8$45,508$47,025$48,543$50,060$51,578$53,095$54,612$56,130$57,647$59,165
GS-9$50,264$51,939$53,614$55,289$56,964$58,640$60,315$61,990$63,665$65,340
GS-10$55,352$57,197$59,041$60,886$62,731$64,575$66,420$68,265$70,109$71,954
GS-11$60,814$62,841$64,868$66,895$68,923$70,950$72,977$75,004$77,031$79,059
GS-12$72,892$75,322$77,752$80,182$82,613$85,043$87,473$89,904$92,334$94,764
GS-13$86,678$89,567$92,456$95,345$98,234$101,123$104,012$106,901$109,790$112,679
GS-14$102,426$105,840$109,254$112,669$116,083$119,497$122,911$126,326$129,740$133,154
GS-15$120,482$124,499$128,515$132,532$136,548$140,565$144,581$148,598$152,614$156,631
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INDIANAPOLIS-CARMEL-MUNCIE, IN

The INDIANAPOLIS-CARMEL-MUNCIE, IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.68% 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$20,827$21,523$22,216$22,905$23,598$24,004$24,688$25,379$25,405$26,046
GS-2$23,417$23,974$24,749$25,405$25,692$26,448$27,203$27,959$28,715$29,470
GS-3$25,550$26,402$27,254$28,106$28,958$29,810$30,662$31,514$32,366$33,218
GS-4$28,683$29,639$30,595$31,552$32,508$33,465$34,421$35,378$36,334$37,290
GS-5$32,090$33,160$34,230$35,300$36,370$37,440$38,510$39,580$40,649$41,719
GS-6$35,771$36,964$38,156$39,349$40,542$41,734$42,927$44,120$45,312$46,505
GS-7$39,750$41,075$42,399$43,724$45,049$46,373$47,698$49,022$50,347$51,671
GS-8$44,022$45,490$46,958$48,426$49,894$51,362$52,830$54,298$55,765$57,233
GS-9$48,623$50,244$51,864$53,484$55,105$56,725$58,346$59,966$61,587$63,207
GS-10$53,545$55,330$57,114$58,899$60,683$62,467$64,252$66,036$67,821$69,605
GS-11$58,829$60,790$62,751$64,712$66,673$68,634$70,595$72,556$74,517$76,478
GS-12$70,512$72,863$75,214$77,565$79,916$82,267$84,618$86,969$89,320$91,671
GS-13$83,848$86,643$89,438$92,233$95,027$97,822$100,617$103,412$106,206$109,001
GS-14$99,082$102,385$105,688$108,991$112,294$115,596$118,899$122,202$125,505$128,807
GS-15$116,549$120,435$124,320$128,205$132,091$135,976$139,861$143,747$147,632$151,518

The Indianapolis locality pay rate also applies to Edinburgh, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Indianapolis GS locality include Fort Wayne, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Indiana

Any federal employees in Indiana 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 Crane, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, South Bend, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Naval Surface Warfare Center, Fort Wayne, and other facilities 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/indiana