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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Rhode Island 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.

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-ME

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-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 26.73% 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$23,478$24,264$25,044$25,821$26,602$27,058$27,830$28,609$28,640$29,365
GS-2$26,397$27,025$27,900$28,640$28,962$29,813$30,665$31,516$32,368$33,220
GS-3$28,802$29,763$30,723$31,684$32,644$33,605$34,566$35,526$36,487$37,445
GS-4$32,334$33,411$34,488$35,566$36,643$37,720$38,797$39,874$40,952$42,029
GS-5$36,175$37,382$38,588$39,794$41,001$42,207$43,414$44,620$45,827$47,033
GS-6$40,324$41,669$43,013$44,358$45,703$47,047$48,392$49,736$51,081$52,426
GS-7$44,810$46,305$47,799$49,293$50,787$52,281$53,775$55,269$56,764$58,258
GS-8$49,626$51,280$52,934$54,588$56,242$57,895$59,549$61,203$62,857$64,511
GS-9$54,812$56,639$58,467$60,294$62,122$63,949$65,777$67,604$69,432$71,259
GS-10$60,361$62,374$64,386$66,399$68,411$70,424$72,436$74,449$76,461$78,474
GS-11$66,317$68,527$70,737$72,947$75,157$77,367$79,578$81,788$83,998$86,208
GS-12$79,488$82,138$84,787$87,437$90,087$92,737$95,387$98,037$100,687$103,337
GS-13$94,520$97,671$100,821$103,972$107,122$110,273$113,423$116,574$119,724$122,875
GS-14$111,695$115,418$119,141$122,865$126,588$130,311$134,035$137,758$141,481$145,205
GS-15$131,384$135,763$140,143$144,523$148,903$153,282$157,662$161,900*$161,900*$161,900*

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 $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/rhodeisland