General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Rhode Island 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.

Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Boston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 25.19% 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$22,964$23,731$24,495$25,255$26,018$26,465$27,220$27,981$28,011$28,720
GS-2$25,818$26,433$27,288$28,011$28,329$29,163$29,997$30,831$31,664$32,498
GS-3$28,170$29,109$30,048$30,987$31,926$32,865$33,804$34,743$35,682$36,621
GS-4$31,624$32,678$33,732$34,787$35,841$36,895$37,949$39,003$40,057$41,111
GS-5$35,381$36,560$37,740$38,919$40,098$41,278$42,457$43,636$44,816$45,995
GS-6$39,440$40,754$42,069$43,383$44,698$46,012$47,327$48,641$49,956$51,270
GS-7$43,828$45,289$46,750$48,211$49,672$51,133$52,594$54,055$55,516$56,976
GS-8$48,537$50,155$51,772$53,390$55,007$56,625$58,242$59,860$61,477$63,095
GS-9$53,610$55,397$57,183$58,969$60,756$62,542$64,329$66,115$67,902$69,688
GS-10$59,037$61,005$62,973$64,941$66,909$68,877$70,845$72,813$74,781$76,749
GS-11$64,862$67,024$69,186$71,348$73,510$75,672$77,834$79,996$82,158$84,320
GS-12$77,744$80,336$82,927$85,519$88,110$90,701$93,293$95,884$98,476$101,067
GS-13$92,448$95,530$98,612$101,694$104,777$107,859$110,941$114,023$117,105$120,187
GS-14$109,245$112,886$116,528$120,170$123,812$127,453$131,095$134,737$138,379$142,021
GS-15$128,503$132,787$137,071$141,355$145,639$149,923$154,207$158,491$160,300*$160,300*

The Boston locality pay rate also applies to Newport, Providence, Narragansett, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Boston GS locality include Newport Naval Station, 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/rhodeisland