General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI

The CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Chicago and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 25.44% 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$23,009$23,778$24,544$25,305$26,070$26,518$27,274$28,037$28,067$28,777
GS-2$25,869$26,485$27,342$28,067$28,386$29,221$30,057$30,892$31,728$32,563
GS-3$28,227$29,167$30,108$31,049$31,990$32,931$33,871$34,812$35,753$36,694
GS-4$31,687$32,744$33,800$34,856$35,912$36,968$38,025$39,081$40,137$41,193
GS-5$35,452$36,633$37,815$38,997$40,178$41,360$42,542$43,723$44,905$46,087
GS-6$39,519$40,836$42,153$43,470$44,787$46,104$47,421$48,738$50,056$51,373
GS-7$43,915$45,379$46,843$48,307$49,771$51,235$52,699$54,162$55,626$57,090
GS-8$48,634$50,255$51,876$53,496$55,117$56,738$58,358$59,979$61,600$63,221
GS-9$53,717$55,507$57,297$59,087$60,877$62,667$64,457$66,247$68,037$69,827
GS-10$59,155$61,127$63,099$65,071$67,043$69,015$70,986$72,958$74,930$76,902
GS-11$64,992$67,158$69,324$71,491$73,657$75,823$77,990$80,156$82,323$84,489
GS-12$77,899$80,496$83,093$85,689$88,286$90,883$93,479$96,076$98,672$101,269
GS-13$92,632$95,721$98,809$101,897$104,986$108,074$111,162$114,251$117,339$120,427
GS-14$109,463$113,112$116,761$120,410$124,059$127,708$131,357$135,006$138,655$142,304
GS-15$128,759$133,052$137,344$141,637$145,929$150,222$154,514$158,807$160,300*$160,300*
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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI

The MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.3% 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$22,250$22,994$23,734$24,470$25,210$25,643$26,374$27,112$27,141$27,827
GS-2$25,016$25,611$26,440$27,141$27,449$28,257$29,065$29,873$30,680$31,488
GS-3$27,295$28,205$29,114$30,024$30,934$31,844$32,753$33,663$34,573$35,483
GS-4$30,642$31,663$32,684$33,706$34,727$35,748$36,770$37,791$38,812$39,834
GS-5$34,282$35,424$36,567$37,710$38,852$39,995$41,138$42,280$43,423$44,566
GS-6$38,214$39,488$40,762$42,035$43,309$44,583$45,856$47,130$48,404$49,677
GS-7$42,466$43,881$45,297$46,713$48,128$49,544$50,959$52,375$53,790$55,206
GS-8$47,029$48,596$50,164$51,731$53,298$54,865$56,432$58,000$59,567$61,134
GS-9$51,944$53,675$55,406$57,137$58,868$60,599$62,330$64,061$65,792$67,523
GS-10$57,203$59,109$61,016$62,923$64,830$66,737$68,644$70,551$72,457$74,364
GS-11$62,847$64,942$67,036$69,131$71,226$73,321$75,416$77,511$79,606$81,700
GS-12$75,329$77,839$80,350$82,861$85,372$87,883$90,394$92,905$95,416$97,927
GS-13$89,575$92,562$95,548$98,534$101,521$104,507$107,494$110,480$113,466$116,453
GS-14$105,850$109,379$112,907$116,436$119,964$123,493$127,022$130,550$134,079$137,608
GS-15$124,510$128,660$132,811$136,962$141,113$145,264$149,415$153,566$157,717$160,300*
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MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI

The MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.39% 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$21,716$22,442$23,164$23,883$24,605$25,028$25,742$26,461$26,490$27,160
GS-2$24,416$24,997$25,805$26,490$26,790$27,579$28,367$29,156$29,944$30,733
GS-3$26,640$27,528$28,416$29,304$30,192$31,080$31,968$32,856$33,744$34,631
GS-4$29,906$30,903$31,900$32,897$33,894$34,891$35,888$36,884$37,881$38,878
GS-5$33,459$34,575$35,690$36,805$37,920$39,036$40,151$41,266$42,381$43,496
GS-6$37,298$38,541$39,784$41,027$42,270$43,513$44,756$45,999$47,242$48,485
GS-7$41,447$42,829$44,210$45,592$46,974$48,355$49,737$51,118$52,500$53,882
GS-8$45,901$47,431$48,960$50,490$52,019$53,549$55,079$56,608$58,138$59,667
GS-9$50,698$52,388$54,077$55,766$57,456$59,145$60,835$62,524$64,214$65,903
GS-10$55,830$57,691$59,553$61,414$63,275$65,136$66,997$68,858$70,719$72,580
GS-11$61,339$63,384$65,428$67,473$69,517$71,562$73,607$75,651$77,696$79,740
GS-12$73,521$75,972$78,423$80,873$83,324$85,775$88,225$90,676$93,127$95,577
GS-13$87,426$90,341$93,256$96,171$99,085$102,000$104,915$107,830$110,744$113,659
GS-14$103,311$106,755$110,199$113,643$117,087$120,530$123,974$127,418$130,862$134,306
GS-15$121,523$125,574$129,625$133,677$137,728$141,779$145,830$149,882$153,933$157,984

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

Government installations that use the Milwaukee GS locality include VA Medical Center, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Wisconsin

Any federal employees in Wisconsin 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 Green Bay, Madison, Fort McCoy, 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/wisconsin