General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, 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 Allentown, Tobyhanna, and other cities within the region.

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WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

The WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Washington DC and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.22% 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$22,560$23,314$24,064$24,810$25,561$26,000$26,742$27,490$27,518$28,213
GS-2$25,364$25,968$26,808$27,518$27,829$28,648$29,466$30,285$31,103$31,922
GS-3$27,675$28,598$29,521$30,444$31,367$32,290$33,213$34,136$35,059$35,982
GS-4$31,069$32,105$33,141$34,177$35,213$36,249$37,285$38,321$39,357$40,393
GS-5$34,759$35,918$37,077$38,236$39,395$40,554$41,713$42,872$44,031$45,190
GS-6$38,747$40,039$41,330$42,622$43,914$45,206$46,498$47,790$49,082$50,374
GS-7$43,057$44,492$45,927$47,361$48,796$50,231$51,666$53,100$54,535$55,970
GS-8$47,684$49,274$50,864$52,454$54,044$55,634$57,224$58,814$60,404$61,994
GS-9$52,668$54,423$56,178$57,934$59,689$61,444$63,199$64,955$66,710$68,465
GS-10$58,000$59,932$61,865$63,798$65,731$67,664$69,597$71,530$73,462$75,395
GS-11$63,722$65,847$67,971$70,095$72,219$74,343$76,467$78,592$80,716$82,840
GS-12$76,378$78,924$81,471$84,017$86,564$89,110$91,657$94,203$96,750$99,296
GS-13$90,823$93,851$96,878$99,905$102,932$105,960$108,987$112,014$115,041$118,069
GS-14$107,325$110,902$114,480$118,057$121,635$125,213$128,790$132,368$135,945$139,523
GS-15$126,245$130,453$134,662$138,871$143,079$147,288$151,496$155,705$158,700*$158,700*

The Washington DC locality pay rate also applies to Chambersburg, Fairview, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Washington DC GS locality include Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna, and other facilities within the region.

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PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD

The PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.79% 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$22,118$22,858$23,593$24,325$25,061$25,492$26,219$26,952$26,980$27,661
GS-2$24,868$25,460$26,283$26,980$27,285$28,087$28,890$29,692$30,495$31,298
GS-3$27,134$28,038$28,943$29,848$30,753$31,658$32,563$33,468$34,373$35,278
GS-4$30,461$31,477$32,492$33,508$34,524$35,540$36,555$37,571$38,587$39,602
GS-5$34,079$35,216$36,352$37,488$38,624$39,761$40,897$42,033$43,170$44,306
GS-6$37,989$39,255$40,522$41,789$43,055$44,322$45,588$46,855$48,122$49,388
GS-7$42,215$43,622$45,028$46,435$47,842$49,248$50,655$52,062$53,468$54,875
GS-8$46,752$48,310$49,869$51,428$52,987$54,546$56,105$57,664$59,223$60,782
GS-9$51,638$53,359$55,080$56,800$58,521$60,242$61,963$63,684$65,405$67,126
GS-10$56,865$58,760$60,655$62,550$64,445$66,340$68,235$70,130$72,025$73,920
GS-11$62,476$64,558$66,641$68,724$70,806$72,889$74,971$77,054$79,137$81,219
GS-12$74,884$77,380$79,877$82,374$84,871$87,367$89,864$92,361$94,857$97,354
GS-13$89,047$92,015$94,983$97,951$100,919$103,887$106,855$109,823$112,791$115,759
GS-14$105,225$108,733$112,240$115,748$119,256$122,763$126,271$129,778$133,286$136,793
GS-15$123,775$127,901$132,028$136,154$140,280$144,406$148,533$152,659$156,785$158,700*

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

Government installations that use the Philadelphia GS locality include Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and other facilities within the region.

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PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV

The PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.37% 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$21,134$21,840$22,543$23,243$23,945$24,357$25,052$25,753$25,779$26,430
GS-2$23,762$24,327$25,114$25,779$26,070$26,837$27,604$28,371$29,138$29,905
GS-3$25,926$26,791$27,655$28,520$29,385$30,249$31,114$31,978$32,843$33,708
GS-4$29,105$30,076$31,046$32,017$32,987$33,958$34,928$35,899$36,870$37,840
GS-5$32,563$33,648$34,734$35,820$36,906$37,991$39,077$40,163$41,249$42,334
GS-6$36,298$37,508$38,719$39,929$41,139$42,349$43,560$44,770$45,980$47,190
GS-7$40,336$41,680$43,024$44,368$45,712$47,057$48,401$49,745$51,089$52,433
GS-8$44,671$46,160$47,650$49,140$50,629$52,119$53,608$55,098$56,587$58,077
GS-9$49,340$50,984$52,628$54,273$55,917$57,561$59,206$60,850$62,494$64,138
GS-10$54,334$56,145$57,956$59,766$61,577$63,388$65,199$67,009$68,820$70,631
GS-11$59,695$61,685$63,675$65,665$67,655$69,645$71,635$73,625$75,615$77,605
GS-12$71,551$73,937$76,322$78,708$81,094$83,479$85,865$88,250$90,636$93,022
GS-13$85,084$87,920$90,756$93,592$96,428$99,264$102,100$104,935$107,771$110,607
GS-14$100,543$103,894$107,245$110,597$113,948$117,300$120,651$124,003$127,354$130,706
GS-15$118,267$122,209$126,152$130,095$134,037$137,980$141,923$145,865$149,808$153,750

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

Government installations that use the Pittsburgh GS locality include Pittsburgh IAP Air Reserve Station, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Pennsylvania

Any federal employees in Pennsylvania 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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HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA

The HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg locality pay rate also applies to Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Harrisburg GS locality include Carlisle Barracks, 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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