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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in North Carolina 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.

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 19.02% 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$22,050$22,788$23,521$24,250$24,983$25,412$26,137$26,869$26,897$27,578
GS-2$24,791$25,381$26,202$26,897$27,200$27,999$28,799$29,599$30,399$31,199
GS-3$27,050$27,952$28,854$29,756$30,658$31,561$32,463$33,365$34,267$35,167
GS-4$30,367$31,378$32,390$33,402$34,413$35,425$36,437$37,448$38,460$39,472
GS-5$33,974$35,107$36,240$37,373$38,507$39,640$40,773$41,906$43,039$44,172
GS-6$37,871$39,134$40,397$41,659$42,922$44,185$45,448$46,711$47,973$49,236
GS-7$42,084$43,488$44,891$46,294$47,697$49,101$50,504$51,907$53,310$54,713
GS-8$46,607$48,160$49,713$51,267$52,820$54,373$55,926$57,480$59,033$60,586
GS-9$51,477$53,194$54,910$56,626$58,342$60,059$61,775$63,491$65,207$66,924
GS-10$56,689$58,579$60,469$62,359$64,249$66,139$68,029$69,919$71,810$73,700
GS-11$62,282$64,358$66,433$68,509$70,585$72,661$74,736$76,812$78,888$80,963
GS-12$74,652$77,140$79,629$82,118$84,607$87,095$89,584$92,073$94,561$97,050
GS-13$88,770$91,729$94,688$97,646$100,605$103,564$106,523$109,482$112,441$115,399
GS-14$104,899$108,396$111,893$115,390$118,887$122,384$125,880$129,377$132,874$136,371
GS-15$123,390$127,504$131,617$135,730$139,844$143,957$148,070$152,184$156,297$160,410

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 15.65% 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$21,425$22,142$22,855$23,564$24,276$24,692$25,397$26,108$26,136$26,797
GS-2$24,089$24,662$25,460$26,136$26,429$27,207$27,984$28,761$29,538$30,315
GS-3$26,284$27,160$28,037$28,914$29,790$30,667$31,544$32,420$33,297$34,171
GS-4$29,507$30,490$31,473$32,456$33,439$34,422$35,405$36,388$37,371$38,354
GS-5$33,012$34,113$35,214$36,315$37,416$38,517$39,618$40,719$41,820$42,921
GS-6$36,799$38,026$39,253$40,480$41,707$42,934$44,161$45,388$46,615$47,842
GS-7$40,893$42,256$43,620$44,983$46,347$47,710$49,074$50,437$51,801$53,164
GS-8$45,287$46,797$48,306$49,815$51,324$52,834$54,343$55,852$57,361$58,870
GS-9$50,020$51,687$53,355$55,023$56,690$58,358$60,026$61,693$63,361$65,029
GS-10$55,084$56,921$58,757$60,594$62,430$64,267$66,103$67,940$69,776$71,613
GS-11$60,518$62,535$64,552$66,569$68,586$70,603$72,620$74,637$76,654$78,671
GS-12$72,538$74,956$77,374$79,793$82,211$84,629$87,047$89,466$91,884$94,302
GS-13$86,256$89,131$92,007$94,882$97,757$100,632$103,507$106,382$109,257$112,132
GS-14$101,929$105,327$108,725$112,123$115,520$118,918$122,316$125,714$129,112$132,509
GS-15$119,897$123,894$127,890$131,887$135,884$139,881$143,878$147,875$151,872$155,868

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 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 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 $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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