General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Delaware for 2016

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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.

Delaware 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 Delaware, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

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 22.22% 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$22,419$23,168$23,914$24,655$25,401$25,837$26,574$27,317$27,347$28,038
GS-2$25,205$25,806$26,640$27,347$27,657$28,471$29,285$30,099$30,913$31,727
GS-3$27,502$28,419$29,335$30,252$31,169$32,085$33,002$33,918$34,835$35,752
GS-4$30,874$31,903$32,932$33,961$34,990$36,019$37,049$38,078$39,107$40,136
GS-5$34,542$35,693$36,844$37,996$39,147$40,298$41,450$42,601$43,752$44,904
GS-6$38,504$39,787$41,071$42,354$43,637$44,921$46,204$47,487$48,771$50,054
GS-7$42,788$44,214$45,641$47,067$48,493$49,920$51,346$52,772$54,198$55,625
GS-8$47,386$48,965$50,544$52,123$53,702$55,281$56,860$58,439$60,019$61,598
GS-9$52,338$54,082$55,826$57,571$59,315$61,059$62,803$64,547$66,291$68,035
GS-10$57,637$59,558$61,479$63,400$65,322$67,243$69,164$71,086$73,007$74,928
GS-11$63,323$65,434$67,545$69,656$71,766$73,877$75,988$78,099$80,209$82,320
GS-12$75,900$78,430$80,960$83,490$86,020$88,550$91,080$93,610$96,139$98,669
GS-13$90,255$93,264$96,273$99,282$102,291$105,300$108,309$111,318$114,327$117,336
GS-14$106,653$110,208$113,764$117,319$120,874$124,430$127,985$131,540$135,096$138,651
GS-15$125,454$129,636$133,819$138,001$142,183$146,366$150,548$154,731$158,913$160,300*

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

Government installations that use the Philadelphia GS locality include Dover Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Delaware

Any federal employees in Delaware 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 14.35% (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$20,975$21,676$22,374$23,068$23,765$24,174$24,863$25,558$25,586$26,233
GS-2$23,582$24,144$24,925$25,586$25,876$26,638$27,399$28,161$28,923$29,684
GS-3$25,731$26,589$27,446$28,304$29,162$30,019$30,877$31,734$32,592$33,450
GS-4$28,886$29,849$30,812$31,774$32,737$33,700$34,663$35,626$36,589$37,551
GS-5$32,318$33,395$34,472$35,549$36,626$37,703$38,781$39,858$40,935$42,012
GS-6$36,025$37,225$38,426$39,627$40,828$42,028$43,229$44,430$45,630$46,831
GS-7$40,033$41,367$42,702$44,036$45,371$46,705$48,040$49,374$50,709$52,043
GS-8$44,335$45,812$47,289$48,767$50,244$51,722$53,199$54,676$56,154$57,631
GS-9$48,968$50,600$52,232$53,863$55,495$57,127$58,759$60,391$62,022$63,654
GS-10$53,925$55,723$57,520$59,318$61,116$62,913$64,711$66,508$68,306$70,103
GS-11$59,246$61,221$63,196$65,170$67,145$69,120$71,095$73,070$75,044$77,019
GS-12$71,012$73,380$75,747$78,114$80,481$82,848$85,215$87,582$89,949$92,316
GS-13$84,443$87,258$90,073$92,889$95,704$98,519$101,335$104,150$106,965$109,781
GS-14$99,785$103,112$106,438$109,765$113,091$116,417$119,744$123,070$126,397$129,723
GS-15$117,376$121,289$125,202$129,115$133,028$136,941$140,854$144,767$148,680$152,593
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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $160,300, 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/2016/delaware