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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Kentucky 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.

Kentucky 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 Kentucky, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

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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Rest of Kentucky

Any federal employees in Kentucky 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 Hopkinsville, Lexington-Fayette, Lexington, Fort Knox, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Fort Campbell, Fort Campbell, 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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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2016/kentucky