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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Indiana 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.

Indiana 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 Indiana, 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 25.44% 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$23,009$23,778$24,544$25,305$26,070$26,518$27,274$28,037$28,067$28,777
GS-2$25,869$26,485$27,342$28,067$28,386$29,221$30,057$30,892$31,728$32,563
GS-3$28,227$29,167$30,108$31,049$31,990$32,931$33,871$34,812$35,753$36,694
GS-4$31,687$32,744$33,800$34,856$35,912$36,968$38,025$39,081$40,137$41,193
GS-5$35,452$36,633$37,815$38,997$40,178$41,360$42,542$43,723$44,905$46,087
GS-6$39,519$40,836$42,153$43,470$44,787$46,104$47,421$48,738$50,056$51,373
GS-7$43,915$45,379$46,843$48,307$49,771$51,235$52,699$54,162$55,626$57,090
GS-8$48,634$50,255$51,876$53,496$55,117$56,738$58,358$59,979$61,600$63,221
GS-9$53,717$55,507$57,297$59,087$60,877$62,667$64,457$66,247$68,037$69,827
GS-10$59,155$61,127$63,099$65,071$67,043$69,015$70,986$72,958$74,930$76,902
GS-11$64,992$67,158$69,324$71,491$73,657$75,823$77,990$80,156$82,323$84,489
GS-12$77,899$80,496$83,093$85,689$88,286$90,883$93,479$96,076$98,672$101,269
GS-13$92,632$95,721$98,809$101,897$104,986$108,074$111,162$114,251$117,339$120,427
GS-14$109,463$113,112$116,761$120,410$124,059$127,708$131,357$135,006$138,655$142,304
GS-15$128,759$133,052$137,344$141,637$145,929$150,222$154,514$158,807$160,300*$160,300*
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CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.76% 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$21,784$22,512$23,237$23,957$24,682$25,106$25,822$26,544$26,573$27,245
GS-2$24,492$25,075$25,886$26,573$26,874$27,665$28,456$29,247$30,038$30,829
GS-3$26,723$27,614$28,505$29,395$30,286$31,177$32,068$32,958$33,849$34,740
GS-4$30,000$31,000$32,000$33,000$34,000$35,000$36,000$37,000$38,000$39,000
GS-5$33,564$34,683$35,801$36,920$38,039$39,158$40,276$41,395$42,514$43,632
GS-6$37,414$38,661$39,908$41,155$42,402$43,649$44,896$46,143$47,390$48,637
GS-7$41,577$42,963$44,349$45,734$47,120$48,506$49,892$51,278$52,664$54,050
GS-8$46,044$47,579$49,113$50,648$52,182$53,716$55,251$56,785$58,319$59,854
GS-9$50,857$52,551$54,246$55,941$57,635$59,330$61,025$62,720$64,414$66,109
GS-10$56,005$57,872$59,739$61,606$63,472$65,339$67,206$69,073$70,940$72,807
GS-11$61,531$63,582$65,633$67,684$69,735$71,786$73,837$75,888$77,939$79,990
GS-12$73,751$76,209$78,668$81,126$83,584$86,043$88,501$90,959$93,418$95,876
GS-13$87,700$90,623$93,547$96,471$99,395$102,319$105,243$108,167$111,090$114,014
GS-14$103,634$107,088$110,543$113,998$117,452$120,907$124,362$127,817$131,271$134,726
GS-15$121,902$125,966$130,030$134,094$138,158$142,222$146,286$150,350$154,414$158,478
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INDIANAPOLIS-CARMEL-MUNCIE, IN

The INDIANAPOLIS-CARMEL-MUNCIE, IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.92% 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$21,080$21,784$22,485$23,183$23,884$24,294$24,987$25,686$25,713$26,364
GS-2$23,700$24,264$25,049$25,713$26,005$26,771$27,536$28,301$29,067$29,832
GS-3$25,859$26,721$27,583$28,445$29,307$30,169$31,031$31,893$32,754$33,616
GS-4$29,030$29,998$30,965$31,933$32,900$33,868$34,836$35,803$36,771$37,739
GS-5$32,479$33,561$34,644$35,726$36,809$37,891$38,974$40,057$41,139$42,222
GS-6$36,204$37,411$38,618$39,824$41,031$42,238$43,444$44,651$45,858$47,064
GS-7$40,232$41,573$42,915$44,256$45,597$46,938$48,279$49,620$50,961$52,302
GS-8$44,556$46,040$47,525$49,010$50,495$51,979$53,464$54,949$56,434$57,919
GS-9$49,212$50,852$52,492$54,132$55,772$57,412$59,052$60,692$62,331$63,971
GS-10$54,194$56,001$57,807$59,614$61,420$63,227$65,033$66,840$68,646$70,453
GS-11$59,541$61,526$63,511$65,495$67,480$69,465$71,449$73,434$75,419$77,403
GS-12$71,366$73,745$76,124$78,503$80,882$83,261$85,640$88,018$90,397$92,776
GS-13$84,864$87,693$90,522$93,352$96,181$99,010$101,840$104,669$107,498$110,328
GS-14$100,283$103,626$106,969$110,312$113,655$116,998$120,341$123,684$127,027$130,370
GS-15$117,961$121,893$125,826$129,758$133,691$137,624$141,556$145,489$149,421$153,354

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

Government installations that use the Indianapolis GS locality include Fort Wayne, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Indiana

Any federal employees in Indiana 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

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Crane, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, South Bend, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Naval Surface Warfare Center, Fort Wayne, and other facilities within the region.

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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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