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 South 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.

South 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 South Carolina, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

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
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Rest of South Carolina

Any federal employees in South 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 Beaufort, Charleston, Columbia, Goose Creek, North Charleston, Sumter, Parris Island, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Charleston Air Force Base, Joint Base Charleston, 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/southcarolina