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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in New York 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.

New York 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 New York, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 29.2% 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$23,699$24,491$25,279$26,064$26,852$27,313$28,092$28,877$28,909$29,640
GS-2$26,645$27,279$28,162$28,909$29,237$30,097$30,958$31,818$32,679$33,539
GS-3$29,073$30,042$31,011$31,980$32,949$33,918$34,887$35,856$36,825$37,794
GS-4$32,637$33,725$34,813$35,901$36,989$38,077$39,164$40,252$41,340$42,428
GS-5$36,515$37,732$38,949$40,166$41,383$42,600$43,817$45,034$46,251$47,468
GS-6$40,703$42,060$43,416$44,773$46,130$47,486$48,843$50,199$51,556$52,913
GS-7$45,232$46,739$48,247$49,755$51,263$52,770$54,278$55,786$57,294$58,802
GS-8$50,092$51,761$53,431$55,100$56,769$58,438$60,108$61,777$63,446$65,116
GS-9$55,327$57,171$59,015$60,858$62,702$64,546$66,389$68,233$70,077$71,920
GS-10$60,928$62,959$64,990$67,021$69,052$71,083$73,114$75,145$77,176$79,207
GS-11$66,940$69,171$71,402$73,634$75,865$78,096$80,328$82,559$84,790$87,021
GS-12$80,234$82,909$85,583$88,258$90,932$93,607$96,281$98,956$101,630$104,304
GS-13$95,409$98,590$101,771$104,952$108,133$111,314$114,494$117,675$120,856$124,037
GS-14$112,744$116,502$120,261$124,019$127,778$131,536$135,294$139,053$142,811$146,570
GS-15$132,619$137,040$141,461$145,882$150,304$154,725$159,146$160,300*$160,300*$160,300*

The New York City locality pay rate also applies to New York, Yonkers, Fort Hamilton, West Point, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the New York City GS locality include VA Medical Center, Fort Drum, Fort Hamilton, Fort Hamilton, West Point U.S. Military Academy, and other facilities within the region.

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BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

The BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Buffalo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.31% 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$21,518$22,237$22,953$23,665$24,381$24,799$25,507$26,220$26,248$26,912
GS-2$24,193$24,769$25,570$26,248$26,546$27,327$28,109$28,890$29,671$30,453
GS-3$26,397$27,277$28,157$29,037$29,916$30,796$31,676$32,556$33,436$34,316
GS-4$29,634$30,621$31,609$32,597$33,585$34,572$35,560$36,548$37,536$38,523
GS-5$33,154$34,259$35,364$36,469$37,574$38,679$39,785$40,890$41,995$43,100
GS-6$36,957$38,189$39,421$40,653$41,884$43,116$44,348$45,580$46,811$48,043
GS-7$41,069$42,438$43,807$45,176$46,545$47,914$49,283$50,652$52,021$53,390
GS-8$45,482$46,998$48,514$50,029$51,545$53,060$54,576$56,092$57,607$59,123
GS-9$50,236$51,910$53,584$55,258$56,932$58,606$60,280$61,954$63,628$65,302
GS-10$55,321$57,165$59,009$60,853$62,698$64,542$66,386$68,230$70,074$71,918
GS-11$60,779$62,805$64,831$66,857$68,883$70,909$72,935$74,961$76,987$79,013
GS-12$72,851$75,279$77,707$80,136$82,564$84,992$87,421$89,849$92,277$94,706
GS-13$86,629$89,517$92,405$95,293$98,181$101,070$103,958$106,846$109,734$112,622
GS-14$102,368$105,781$109,193$112,606$116,018$119,431$122,844$126,256$129,669$133,081
GS-15$120,414$124,428$128,443$132,457$136,471$140,486$144,500$148,514$152,529$156,543

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

Government installations that use the Buffalo GS locality include Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, and other facilities within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.49% 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$21,001$21,703$22,401$23,096$23,794$24,203$24,894$25,590$25,617$26,265
GS-2$23,611$24,173$24,955$25,617$25,908$26,670$27,433$28,195$28,958$29,720
GS-3$25,763$26,621$27,480$28,339$29,197$30,056$30,915$31,773$32,632$33,491
GS-4$28,921$29,885$30,849$31,813$32,777$33,741$34,705$35,669$36,633$37,597
GS-5$32,357$33,436$34,514$35,593$36,671$37,750$38,828$39,907$40,985$42,064
GS-6$36,069$37,271$38,473$39,675$40,878$42,080$43,282$44,484$45,686$46,888
GS-7$40,082$41,418$42,754$44,090$45,426$46,762$48,098$49,434$50,771$52,107
GS-8$44,389$45,868$47,347$48,827$50,306$51,785$53,264$54,743$56,223$57,702
GS-9$49,028$50,662$52,296$53,929$55,563$57,197$58,831$60,464$62,098$63,732
GS-10$53,991$55,791$57,591$59,391$61,190$62,990$64,790$66,590$68,389$70,189
GS-11$59,318$61,296$63,273$65,250$67,227$69,205$71,182$73,159$75,136$77,114
GS-12$71,099$73,469$75,839$78,209$80,579$82,949$85,319$87,689$90,059$92,429
GS-13$84,546$87,365$90,184$93,003$95,821$98,640$101,459$104,277$107,096$109,915
GS-14$99,907$103,238$106,568$109,899$113,229$116,560$119,890$123,221$126,552$129,882
GS-15$117,519$121,437$125,355$129,273$133,191$137,109$141,026$144,944$148,862$152,780

The Albany locality pay rate also applies to Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Albany GS locality include Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet Arsenal, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of New York

Any federal employees in New York 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 Rochester, Syracuse, Fort Drum, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Fort Drum, 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/newyork