General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

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 26.85% 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$23,500$24,287$25,068$25,846$26,627$27,084$27,856$28,636$28,667$29,392
GS-2$26,422$27,051$27,926$28,667$28,989$29,841$30,694$31,546$32,399$33,251
GS-3$28,829$29,791$30,752$31,714$32,675$33,637$34,598$35,560$36,521$37,480
GS-4$32,365$33,443$34,521$35,599$36,677$37,756$38,834$39,912$40,990$42,069
GS-5$36,209$37,417$38,625$39,832$41,040$42,247$43,455$44,663$45,870$47,078
GS-6$40,362$41,708$43,054$44,400$45,746$47,092$48,438$49,784$51,129$52,475
GS-7$44,853$46,348$47,844$49,340$50,835$52,331$53,826$55,322$56,817$58,313
GS-8$49,673$51,329$52,984$54,639$56,295$57,950$59,606$61,261$62,916$64,572
GS-9$54,864$56,693$58,522$60,351$62,181$64,010$65,839$67,668$69,497$71,326
GS-10$60,419$62,433$64,447$66,462$68,476$70,491$72,505$74,519$76,534$78,548
GS-11$66,379$68,592$70,804$73,016$75,228$77,441$79,653$81,865$84,077$86,290
GS-12$79,563$82,215$84,868$87,520$90,173$92,825$95,477$98,130$100,782$103,435
GS-13$94,610$97,763$100,917$104,070$107,224$110,377$113,531$116,684$119,838$122,991
GS-14$111,801$115,527$119,254$122,981$126,708$130,435$134,162$137,888$141,615$145,342
GS-15$131,508$135,892$140,276$144,660$149,044$153,428$157,812$161,900*$161,900*$161,900*
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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 22.72% 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$22,735$23,496$24,252$25,004$25,760$26,202$26,949$27,704$27,733$28,435
GS-2$25,561$26,170$27,017$27,733$28,045$28,870$29,695$30,519$31,344$32,169
GS-3$27,891$28,821$29,751$30,681$31,611$32,542$33,472$34,402$35,332$36,260
GS-4$31,311$32,354$33,397$34,440$35,483$36,526$37,570$38,613$39,656$40,699
GS-5$35,030$36,199$37,367$38,535$39,704$40,872$42,040$43,208$44,377$45,545
GS-6$39,048$40,350$41,652$42,954$44,257$45,559$46,861$48,163$49,465$50,767
GS-7$43,393$44,839$46,286$47,733$49,180$50,627$52,074$53,521$54,968$56,414
GS-8$48,056$49,657$51,259$52,860$54,462$56,063$57,665$59,266$60,868$62,469
GS-9$53,078$54,847$56,617$58,386$60,156$61,926$63,695$65,465$67,235$69,004
GS-10$58,452$60,400$62,349$64,298$66,247$68,196$70,144$72,093$74,042$75,991
GS-11$64,218$66,358$68,499$70,639$72,779$74,919$77,060$79,200$81,340$83,480
GS-12$76,972$79,539$82,105$84,671$87,237$89,803$92,369$94,935$97,501$100,067
GS-13$91,529$94,580$97,631$100,682$103,733$106,784$109,834$112,885$115,936$118,987
GS-14$108,160$111,766$115,372$118,977$122,583$126,188$129,794$133,399$137,005$140,610
GS-15$127,226$131,467$135,709$139,950$144,191$148,432$152,673$156,915$161,156$161,900*
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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 19.61% 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$22,159$22,901$23,637$24,371$25,107$25,538$26,266$27,002$27,031$27,715
GS-2$24,914$25,507$26,332$27,031$27,334$28,138$28,942$29,746$30,550$31,353
GS-3$27,184$28,090$28,997$29,904$30,810$31,717$32,624$33,530$34,437$35,341
GS-4$30,517$31,534$32,551$33,567$34,584$35,601$36,617$37,634$38,651$39,667
GS-5$34,143$35,281$36,420$37,559$38,697$39,836$40,975$42,113$43,252$44,391
GS-6$38,059$39,328$40,597$41,866$43,135$44,404$45,673$46,942$48,211$49,480
GS-7$42,293$43,703$45,113$46,524$47,934$49,344$50,754$52,164$53,575$54,985
GS-8$46,838$48,399$49,960$51,521$53,082$54,643$56,204$57,764$59,325$60,886
GS-9$51,733$53,457$55,182$56,907$58,632$60,356$62,081$63,806$65,531$67,256
GS-10$56,970$58,870$60,769$62,668$64,568$66,467$68,367$70,266$72,165$74,065
GS-11$62,591$64,677$66,763$68,849$70,935$73,021$75,107$77,193$79,279$81,365
GS-12$75,022$77,523$80,024$82,525$85,026$87,527$90,028$92,529$95,030$97,531
GS-13$89,210$92,183$95,157$98,130$101,104$104,077$107,051$110,024$112,998$115,971
GS-14$105,419$108,934$112,448$115,962$119,476$122,990$126,504$130,018$133,533$137,047
GS-15$124,002$128,136$132,270$136,403$140,537$144,671$148,804$152,938$157,072$161,206

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 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 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 $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/wisconsin