General Schedule (GS) Payscale in New York 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.

New York 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 New York, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.72% 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$23,377$24,158$24,936$25,709$26,487$26,942$27,711$28,486$28,515$29,235
GS-2$26,283$26,909$27,779$28,515$28,837$29,685$30,534$31,382$32,230$33,078
GS-3$28,678$29,634$30,590$31,547$32,503$33,459$34,416$35,372$36,329$37,285
GS-4$32,194$33,268$34,341$35,415$36,488$37,562$38,635$39,709$40,782$41,856
GS-5$36,018$37,219$38,420$39,621$40,822$42,023$43,224$44,425$45,626$46,827
GS-6$40,150$41,489$42,828$44,166$45,505$46,844$48,182$49,521$50,860$52,199
GS-7$44,617$46,104$47,590$49,077$50,564$52,051$53,537$55,024$56,511$57,997
GS-8$49,412$51,059$52,707$54,355$56,002$57,650$59,297$60,945$62,593$64,240
GS-9$54,576$56,395$58,214$60,032$61,851$63,670$65,489$67,308$69,127$70,945
GS-10$60,101$62,104$64,106$66,109$68,112$70,115$72,118$74,121$76,124$78,127
GS-11$66,031$68,232$70,433$72,634$74,835$77,036$79,237$81,439$83,640$85,841
GS-12$79,145$81,784$84,422$87,061$89,700$92,339$94,977$97,616$100,255$102,894
GS-13$94,114$97,251$100,387$103,524$106,661$109,798$112,935$116,072$119,209$122,346
GS-14$111,213$114,920$118,627$122,334$126,041$129,748$133,456$137,163$140,870$144,577
GS-15$130,818$135,179$139,540$143,901$148,262$152,623$156,984$158,700*$158,700*$158,700*

The New York City locality pay rate also applies to New York, Yonkers, Fort Hamilton, West Point, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the New York City GS locality include VA Medical Center, Fort Drum, Fort Hamilton, Fort Hamilton, West Point U.S. Military Academy, and other facilities within the region.

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BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

The BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Buffalo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.98% 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$21,245$21,955$22,661$23,364$24,071$24,485$25,183$25,888$25,915$26,568
GS-2$23,886$24,455$25,245$25,915$26,207$26,978$27,749$28,520$29,291$30,062
GS-3$26,062$26,931$27,800$28,669$29,539$30,408$31,277$32,146$33,015$33,884
GS-4$29,258$30,233$31,209$32,185$33,160$34,136$35,112$36,087$37,063$38,038
GS-5$32,733$33,825$34,916$36,008$37,099$38,190$39,282$40,373$41,465$42,556
GS-6$36,488$37,705$38,922$40,138$41,355$42,571$43,788$45,005$46,221$47,438
GS-7$40,548$41,899$43,250$44,601$45,952$47,303$48,654$50,005$51,357$52,708
GS-8$44,905$46,402$47,900$49,397$50,894$52,392$53,889$55,387$56,884$58,381
GS-9$49,598$51,251$52,904$54,557$56,210$57,863$59,516$61,169$62,822$64,475
GS-10$54,619$56,439$58,260$60,080$61,900$63,720$65,540$67,361$69,181$71,001
GS-11$60,008$62,009$64,009$66,009$68,010$70,010$72,011$74,011$76,011$78,012
GS-12$71,926$74,324$76,723$79,121$81,519$83,917$86,315$88,713$91,111$93,509
GS-13$85,530$88,381$91,232$94,082$96,933$99,784$102,635$105,486$108,336$111,187
GS-14$101,070$104,439$107,808$111,177$114,546$117,915$121,284$124,653$128,022$131,391
GS-15$118,887$122,850$126,813$130,777$134,740$138,703$142,666$146,630$150,593$154,556

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

Government installations that use the Buffalo GS locality include Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, and other facilities within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany 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 Albany locality pay rate also applies to Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Albany GS locality include Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet Arsenal, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of New York

Any federal employees in New York 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 Rochester, Syracuse, Fort Drum, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Fort Drum, 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/newyork