General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin, 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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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI

The MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.96% 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$21,968$22,702$23,432$24,159$24,890$25,318$26,040$26,768$26,796$27,472
GS-2$24,699$25,287$26,104$26,796$27,099$27,896$28,693$29,490$30,287$31,084
GS-3$26,949$27,847$28,746$29,645$30,544$31,442$32,341$33,240$34,139$35,037
GS-4$30,253$31,262$32,271$33,280$34,289$35,297$36,306$37,315$38,324$39,333
GS-5$33,847$34,976$36,104$37,233$38,361$39,490$40,618$41,747$42,875$44,004
GS-6$37,730$38,988$40,246$41,504$42,762$44,020$45,278$46,536$47,794$49,052
GS-7$41,927$43,324$44,721$46,118$47,516$48,913$50,310$51,707$53,104$54,501
GS-8$46,433$47,981$49,529$51,078$52,626$54,174$55,723$57,271$58,819$60,368
GS-9$51,286$52,995$54,704$56,413$58,122$59,832$61,541$63,250$64,959$66,668
GS-10$56,477$58,360$60,242$62,124$64,006$65,888$67,770$69,652$71,535$73,417
GS-11$62,050$64,118$66,187$68,255$70,324$72,392$74,461$76,529$78,597$80,666
GS-12$74,373$76,853$79,333$81,813$84,292$86,772$89,252$91,731$94,211$96,691
GS-13$88,440$91,388$94,335$97,283$100,231$103,179$106,127$109,074$112,022$114,970
GS-14$104,508$107,992$111,476$114,959$118,443$121,926$125,410$128,894$132,377$135,861
GS-15$122,932$127,030$131,128$135,226$139,324$143,422$147,520$151,619$155,717$158,700*
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MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI

The MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.1% 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$21,448$22,165$22,878$23,588$24,301$24,720$25,425$26,136$26,163$26,823
GS-2$24,115$24,689$25,487$26,163$26,458$27,236$28,015$28,793$29,571$30,349
GS-3$26,311$27,189$28,066$28,944$29,821$30,699$31,576$32,454$33,331$34,209
GS-4$29,538$30,523$31,508$32,493$33,478$34,463$35,448$36,433$37,418$38,403
GS-5$33,047$34,149$35,250$36,352$37,454$38,556$39,658$40,760$41,862$42,964
GS-6$36,838$38,066$39,294$40,522$41,751$42,979$44,207$45,435$46,664$47,892
GS-7$40,936$42,300$43,664$45,028$46,392$47,756$49,120$50,484$51,848$53,212
GS-8$45,335$46,847$48,358$49,870$51,382$52,893$54,405$55,917$57,428$58,940
GS-9$50,073$51,742$53,411$55,079$56,748$58,417$60,086$61,754$63,423$65,092
GS-10$55,142$56,980$58,817$60,655$62,493$64,330$66,168$68,006$69,843$71,681
GS-11$60,583$62,602$64,622$66,641$68,661$70,680$72,700$74,720$76,739$78,759
GS-12$72,615$75,036$77,457$79,878$82,299$84,720$87,141$89,562$91,983$94,404
GS-13$86,349$89,227$92,105$94,983$97,861$100,739$103,617$106,495$109,374$112,252
GS-14$102,037$105,438$108,840$112,241$115,642$119,044$122,445$125,846$129,247$132,649
GS-15$120,025$124,026$128,027$132,029$136,030$140,031$144,032$148,034$152,035$156,036

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

Government installations that use the Milwaukee GS locality include VA Medical Center, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Wisconsin

Any federal employees in Wisconsin 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 Green Bay, Madison, Fort McCoy, 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/wisconsin