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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Michigan 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.

Michigan 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 Michigan, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

DETROIT-WARREN-ANN ARBOR, MI

The DETROIT-WARREN-ANN ARBOR, MI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Detroit and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.4% 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$22,819$23,581$24,340$25,095$25,854$26,298$27,048$27,805$27,835$28,539
GS-2$25,655$26,266$27,115$27,835$28,150$28,979$29,807$30,636$31,464$32,293
GS-3$27,992$28,925$29,858$30,791$31,724$32,657$33,590$34,523$35,456$36,389
GS-4$31,425$32,472$33,520$34,567$35,614$36,662$37,709$38,757$39,804$40,852
GS-5$35,158$36,330$37,502$38,673$39,845$41,017$42,189$43,361$44,533$45,705
GS-6$39,191$40,497$41,803$43,110$44,416$45,722$47,028$48,334$49,641$50,947
GS-7$43,551$45,003$46,455$47,906$49,358$50,810$52,262$53,713$55,165$56,617
GS-8$48,231$49,838$51,446$53,053$54,660$56,267$57,875$59,482$61,089$62,696
GS-9$53,272$55,047$56,822$58,597$60,373$62,148$63,923$65,698$67,473$69,249
GS-10$58,665$60,620$62,576$64,531$66,487$68,442$70,398$72,354$74,309$76,265
GS-11$64,453$66,601$68,750$70,898$73,046$75,195$77,343$79,492$81,640$83,788
GS-12$77,254$79,829$82,404$84,979$87,554$90,129$92,704$95,279$97,854$100,429
GS-13$91,864$94,927$97,990$101,053$104,115$107,178$110,241$113,304$116,366$119,429
GS-14$108,555$112,174$115,793$119,412$123,030$126,649$130,268$133,887$137,506$141,124
GS-15$127,692$131,949$136,206$140,463$144,719$148,976$153,233$157,490$160,300*$160,300*

The Detroit locality pay rate also applies to Ann Arbor, Detroit, Sterling Heights, Warren, Harrison Township, and other cities within the region.

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Rest of Michigan

Any federal employees in Michigan 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 Grand Rapids, Lansing, and other cities 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/michigan