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General Schedule (GS) Payscale Table for 2016


The General Schedule base payscale is adjusted for cost of living based on location.

Choose your locality from the dropdown list above to view the locality-adjusted pay table applicable in your area.

The unadjusted General Schedule base pay table can be found at the bottom of this page.


The General Schedule (GS) payscale is the federal government payscale used to determine the salaries of over 70% of federal civilian employees. 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).

The 2016 GS base pay table is displayed below. To determine actual pay, base pay is modified by a "Locality Pay Adjustment" percentage, which is specified by whichever of the 34 General Schedule pay localities in which the employee is located.

Use the map or drop-down below to view Locality-adjusted GS pay tables, or use our GS Pay Calculator to calculate your pay.

2016 GS Base Payscale Table

2016 General Schedule Pay Raise: From 2015 to 2016, the GS pay rates were raised a total of 1.0%

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$18,343$18,956$19,566$20,173$20,783$21,140$21,743$22,351$22,375$22,941
GS-2$20,623$21,114$21,797$22,375$22,629$23,295$23,961$24,627$25,293$25,959
GS-3$22,502$23,252$24,002$24,752$25,502$26,252$27,002$27,752$28,502$29,252
GS-4$25,261$26,103$26,945$27,787$28,629$29,471$30,313$31,155$31,997$32,839
GS-5$28,262$29,204$30,146$31,088$32,030$32,972$33,914$34,856$35,798$36,740
GS-6$31,504$32,554$33,604$34,654$35,704$36,754$37,804$38,854$39,904$40,954
GS-7$35,009$36,176$37,343$38,510$39,677$40,844$42,011$43,178$44,345$45,512
GS-8$38,771$40,063$41,355$42,647$43,939$45,231$46,523$47,815$49,107$50,399
GS-9$42,823$44,250$45,677$47,104$48,531$49,958$51,385$52,812$54,239$55,666
GS-10$47,158$48,730$50,302$51,874$53,446$55,018$56,590$58,162$59,734$61,306
GS-11$51,811$53,538$55,265$56,992$58,719$60,446$62,173$63,900$65,627$67,354
GS-12$62,101$64,171$66,241$68,311$70,381$72,451$74,521$76,591$78,661$80,731
GS-13$73,846$76,308$78,770$81,232$83,694$86,156$88,618$91,080$93,542$96,004
GS-14$87,263$90,172$93,081$95,990$98,899$101,808$104,717$107,626$110,535$113,444
GS-15$102,646$106,068$109,490$112,912$116,334$119,756$123,178$126,600$130,022$133,444

This table shows the base pay amounts for all General Schedule employees based on the 2016 GS Pay Scale, as published by the Office of Personnel Management.

General Schedule base pay tables are revised yearly, effective each January, to reflect inflation and increasing costs of living. To view the GS Pay Scale table for the current year 2017 (or other historical years), use the year list above the map at the top of this page.

While official pay tables for the upcoming year (2018) are published by the OPM in December, FederalPay will publish estimated pay tables as soon as the federal pay raise percentages for the upcoming year are approved by Congress each fall.

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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2016