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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Oregon 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.

Oregon 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 Oregon, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA

The PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Portland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.35% 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$21,857$22,587$23,314$24,038$24,764$25,190$25,909$26,633$26,661$27,334
GS-2$24,574$25,159$25,973$26,661$26,962$27,755$28,548$29,341$30,134$30,928
GS-3$26,813$27,707$28,601$29,495$30,390$31,284$32,178$33,072$33,966$34,861
GS-4$30,101$31,104$32,108$33,112$34,116$35,119$36,123$37,127$38,130$39,134
GS-5$33,676$34,799$35,922$37,045$38,168$39,291$40,414$41,536$42,659$43,782
GS-6$37,540$38,791$40,043$41,294$42,546$43,798$45,049$46,301$47,553$48,804
GS-7$41,716$43,106$44,496$45,886$47,276$48,666$50,056$51,446$52,836$54,226
GS-8$46,199$47,739$49,280$50,820$52,361$53,901$55,442$56,982$58,523$60,063
GS-9$51,027$52,728$54,428$56,129$57,829$59,530$61,230$62,931$64,632$66,332
GS-10$56,193$58,065$59,938$61,811$63,683$65,556$67,428$69,301$71,174$73,046
GS-11$61,737$63,795$65,853$67,911$69,969$72,027$74,085$76,143$78,201$80,259
GS-12$73,998$76,466$78,933$81,400$83,867$86,334$88,801$91,269$93,736$96,203
GS-13$87,994$90,927$93,860$96,793$99,726$102,659$105,591$108,524$111,457$114,390
GS-14$103,981$107,447$110,913$114,379$117,846$121,312$124,778$128,244$131,710$135,176
GS-15$122,312$126,389$130,467$134,544$138,622$142,699$146,776$150,854$154,931$158,700*

The Portland locality pay rate also applies to Gresham, Portland, Salem, and other cities within the region.

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Rest of Oregon

Any federal employees in Oregon 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 Eugene, Umatilla, 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/oregon