General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Maine 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.

Maine 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 Maine, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

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$22,665$23,422$24,176$24,926$25,680$26,122$26,867$27,618$27,647$28,345
GS-2$25,483$26,089$26,933$27,647$27,959$28,781$29,604$30,426$31,249$32,071
GS-3$27,804$28,731$29,659$30,586$31,513$32,441$33,368$34,295$35,222$36,150
GS-4$31,214$32,255$33,295$34,336$35,377$36,418$37,459$38,500$39,540$40,581
GS-5$34,922$36,086$37,250$38,415$39,579$40,743$41,908$43,072$44,237$45,401
GS-6$38,928$40,226$41,523$42,821$44,119$45,417$46,715$48,013$49,311$50,609
GS-7$43,258$44,700$46,141$47,582$49,024$50,465$51,907$53,348$54,790$56,231
GS-8$47,907$49,504$51,102$52,699$54,297$55,894$57,492$59,089$60,686$62,284
GS-9$52,914$54,677$56,441$58,204$59,968$61,731$63,494$65,258$67,021$68,785
GS-10$58,270$60,212$62,154$64,096$66,038$67,980$69,922$71,864$73,805$75,747
GS-11$64,020$66,154$68,288$70,422$72,556$74,690$76,824$78,958$81,093$83,227
GS-12$76,735$79,293$81,851$84,410$86,968$89,527$92,085$94,643$97,202$99,760
GS-13$91,248$94,289$97,330$100,372$103,413$106,454$109,496$112,537$115,579$118,620
GS-14$107,826$111,420$115,014$118,609$122,203$125,797$129,391$132,986$136,580$140,174
GS-15$126,834$131,062$135,291$139,519$143,747$147,975$152,204$156,432$158,700*$158,700*

The Boston locality pay rate also applies to Brunswick, Kittery, and other cities within the region.

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Rest of Maine

Any federal employees in Maine 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
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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/maine