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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in North Carolina 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.

North Carolina 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 North Carolina, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL, NC

The RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL, NC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Raleigh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.94% 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$21,634$22,357$23,076$23,792$24,511$24,933$25,644$26,361$26,389$27,057
GS-2$24,323$24,902$25,707$26,389$26,689$27,474$28,260$29,045$29,831$30,616
GS-3$26,539$27,423$28,308$29,193$30,077$30,962$31,846$32,731$33,615$34,500
GS-4$29,793$30,786$31,779$32,772$33,765$34,758$35,751$36,744$37,737$38,730
GS-5$33,332$34,443$35,554$36,665$37,776$38,887$39,998$41,109$42,220$43,331
GS-6$37,156$38,394$39,633$40,871$42,109$43,348$44,586$45,824$47,063$48,301
GS-7$41,290$42,666$44,042$45,419$46,795$48,171$49,548$50,924$52,300$53,677
GS-8$45,727$47,250$48,774$50,298$51,822$53,345$54,869$56,393$57,917$59,441
GS-9$50,505$52,188$53,871$55,554$57,237$58,920$60,603$62,286$63,969$65,652
GS-10$55,618$57,472$59,326$61,180$63,034$64,888$66,742$68,596$70,450$72,304
GS-11$61,106$63,143$65,180$67,216$69,253$71,290$73,327$75,364$77,400$79,437
GS-12$73,242$75,683$78,125$80,566$83,007$85,449$87,890$90,331$92,773$95,214
GS-13$87,094$89,998$92,901$95,805$98,709$101,612$104,516$107,420$110,323$113,227
GS-14$102,918$106,349$109,780$113,211$116,641$120,072$123,503$126,934$130,365$133,796
GS-15$121,061$125,097$129,133$133,168$137,204$141,240$145,276$149,312$153,348$157,384

The Raleigh locality pay rate also applies to Cary, Durham, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Raleigh, and other cities within the region.

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

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CHARLOTTE-CONCORD, NC-SC

The CHARLOTTE-CONCORD, NC-SC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Charlotte and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.44% 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$20,992$21,693$22,391$23,086$23,784$24,193$24,883$25,578$25,606$26,254
GS-2$23,601$24,163$24,944$25,606$25,897$26,659$27,421$28,183$28,945$29,707
GS-3$25,751$26,610$27,468$28,326$29,184$30,043$30,901$31,759$32,618$33,476
GS-4$28,909$29,872$30,836$31,799$32,763$33,727$34,690$35,654$36,617$37,581
GS-5$32,343$33,421$34,499$35,577$36,655$37,733$38,811$39,889$40,967$42,045
GS-6$36,053$37,255$38,456$39,658$40,860$42,061$43,263$44,465$45,666$46,868
GS-7$40,064$41,400$42,735$44,071$45,406$46,742$48,077$49,413$50,748$52,084
GS-8$44,370$45,848$47,327$48,805$50,284$51,762$53,241$54,719$56,198$57,677
GS-9$49,007$50,640$52,273$53,906$55,539$57,172$58,805$60,438$62,071$63,704
GS-10$53,968$55,767$57,566$59,365$61,164$62,963$64,762$66,561$68,360$70,159
GS-11$59,293$61,269$63,245$65,222$67,198$69,174$71,151$73,127$75,104$77,080
GS-12$71,068$73,437$75,806$78,175$80,544$82,913$85,282$87,651$90,020$92,389
GS-13$84,509$87,327$90,144$92,962$95,779$98,597$101,414$104,232$107,049$109,867
GS-14$99,864$103,193$106,522$109,851$113,180$116,509$119,838$123,167$126,496$129,825
GS-15$117,468$121,384$125,300$129,216$133,133$137,049$140,965$144,881$148,797$152,713

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

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Rest of North Carolina

Any federal employees in North Carolina 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 Elizabeth City, Greensboro, Havelock, High Point, Hoffman, Jacksonville, Southport, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include VA Medical Center, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, Camp LeJeune, 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/northcarolina