Congress has passed a retro-active 1.4% pay raise for 2019 in addition to a locality increase and 6 new localities.

General Schedule (GS) Payscale in New York for 2017

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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 31.22% 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$24,310$25,123$25,932$26,736$27,544$28,017$28,816$29,623$29,654$30,405
GS-2$27,332$27,983$28,888$29,654$29,988$30,870$31,751$32,633$33,515$34,397
GS-3$29,822$30,817$31,812$32,806$33,801$34,796$35,790$36,785$37,780$38,772
GS-4$33,479$34,595$35,710$36,826$37,941$39,056$40,172$41,287$42,402$43,518
GS-5$37,457$38,706$39,955$41,204$42,454$43,703$44,952$46,201$47,450$48,700
GS-6$41,753$43,145$44,537$45,930$47,322$48,714$50,106$51,499$52,891$54,283
GS-7$46,398$47,945$49,492$51,039$52,586$54,133$55,681$57,228$58,775$60,322
GS-8$51,384$53,097$54,809$56,522$58,234$59,947$61,659$63,371$65,084$66,796
GS-9$56,754$58,646$60,538$62,431$64,323$66,215$68,107$69,999$71,892$73,784
GS-10$62,500$64,584$66,668$68,751$70,835$72,919$75,003$77,087$79,170$81,254
GS-11$68,666$70,955$73,243$75,532$77,820$80,108$82,397$84,685$86,974$89,262
GS-12$82,304$85,048$87,791$90,535$93,279$96,023$98,767$101,510$104,254$106,998
GS-13$97,869$101,131$104,393$107,656$110,918$114,180$117,442$120,704$123,966$127,228
GS-14$115,652$119,507$123,363$127,218$131,073$134,928$138,784$142,639$146,494$150,349
GS-15$136,038$140,573$145,108$149,643$154,178$158,713$161,900*$161,900*$161,900*$161,900*

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 18.66% 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$21,983$22,719$23,450$24,177$24,908$25,335$26,058$26,787$26,816$27,495
GS-2$24,716$25,304$26,123$26,816$27,117$27,915$28,712$29,510$30,307$31,104
GS-3$26,968$27,867$28,767$29,666$30,566$31,465$32,365$33,264$34,163$35,060
GS-4$30,275$31,284$32,292$33,301$34,309$35,318$36,327$37,335$38,344$39,352
GS-5$33,871$35,001$36,131$37,260$38,390$39,520$40,649$41,779$42,909$44,038
GS-6$37,756$39,015$40,274$41,533$42,792$44,051$45,310$46,569$47,828$49,087
GS-7$41,957$43,356$44,755$46,154$47,553$48,952$50,351$51,750$53,149$54,548
GS-8$46,466$48,015$49,563$51,112$52,660$54,209$55,757$57,306$58,854$60,403
GS-9$51,322$53,033$54,744$56,455$58,166$59,877$61,588$63,299$65,010$66,721
GS-10$56,518$58,402$60,286$62,171$64,055$65,939$67,824$69,708$71,592$73,477
GS-11$62,094$64,163$66,232$68,302$70,371$72,441$74,510$76,580$78,649$80,718
GS-12$74,426$76,907$79,388$81,869$84,351$86,832$89,313$91,794$94,275$96,757
GS-13$88,501$91,451$94,401$97,351$100,301$103,251$106,201$109,151$112,100$115,050
GS-14$104,582$108,068$111,555$115,041$118,527$122,013$125,500$128,986$132,472$135,958
GS-15$123,017$127,118$131,219$135,320$139,421$143,522$147,623$151,723$155,824$159,925

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 15.85% 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$21,462$22,181$22,894$23,604$24,318$24,735$25,441$26,153$26,181$26,844
GS-2$24,130$24,705$25,504$26,181$26,475$27,254$28,032$28,811$29,589$30,368
GS-3$26,329$27,207$28,086$28,964$29,842$30,720$31,598$32,476$33,354$34,230
GS-4$29,558$30,543$31,527$32,512$33,497$34,482$35,466$36,451$37,436$38,420
GS-5$33,069$34,172$35,275$36,378$37,481$38,584$39,687$40,790$41,893$42,995
GS-6$36,862$38,091$39,321$40,550$41,779$43,008$44,237$45,466$46,696$47,925
GS-7$40,963$42,329$43,695$45,061$46,427$47,793$49,159$50,525$51,890$53,256
GS-8$45,366$46,878$48,389$49,901$51,413$52,925$54,437$55,949$57,460$58,972
GS-9$50,106$51,777$53,447$55,118$56,789$58,459$60,130$61,800$63,471$65,141
GS-10$55,179$57,019$58,859$60,698$62,538$64,378$66,218$68,057$69,897$71,737
GS-11$60,623$62,644$64,664$66,684$68,705$70,725$72,746$74,766$76,787$78,807
GS-12$72,663$75,086$77,508$79,931$82,353$84,776$87,198$89,620$92,043$94,465
GS-13$86,406$89,286$92,166$95,046$97,926$100,806$103,686$106,566$109,446$112,326
GS-14$102,106$105,509$108,913$112,317$115,720$119,124$122,528$125,931$129,335$132,739
GS-15$120,104$124,108$128,112$132,115$136,119$140,123$144,127$148,130$152,134$156,138

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 15.06% (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$21,316$22,029$22,738$23,443$24,152$24,566$25,267$25,975$26,002$26,661
GS-2$23,966$24,537$25,330$26,002$26,295$27,068$27,841$28,614$29,387$30,161
GS-3$26,150$27,022$27,894$28,766$29,638$30,510$31,383$32,255$33,127$33,997
GS-4$29,356$30,334$31,312$32,290$33,268$34,246$35,224$36,202$37,180$38,158
GS-5$32,844$33,939$35,035$36,130$37,225$38,321$39,416$40,511$41,607$42,702
GS-6$36,611$37,832$39,053$40,273$41,494$42,715$43,936$45,156$46,377$47,598
GS-7$40,684$42,041$43,397$44,754$46,110$47,467$48,823$50,180$51,537$52,893
GS-8$45,056$46,558$48,059$49,561$51,062$52,564$54,066$55,567$57,069$58,570
GS-9$49,765$51,424$53,083$54,742$56,401$58,060$59,720$61,379$63,038$64,697
GS-10$54,803$56,630$58,457$60,285$62,112$63,939$65,766$67,593$69,420$71,247
GS-11$60,210$62,216$64,223$66,230$68,236$70,243$72,250$74,256$76,263$78,270
GS-12$72,168$74,574$76,980$79,386$81,792$84,197$86,603$89,009$91,415$93,821
GS-13$85,816$88,677$91,537$94,398$97,258$100,118$102,979$105,839$108,699$111,560
GS-14$101,409$104,790$108,170$111,551$114,931$118,312$121,692$125,073$128,453$131,833
GS-15$119,285$123,261$127,238$131,214$135,191$139,167$143,144$147,120$151,097$155,073

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 $161,900, 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/2017/newyork