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 Connecticut for 2018

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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.

Connecticut 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 Connecticut, 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 32.13% 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$24,821$25,652$26,478$27,298$28,124$28,606$29,421$30,246$30,278$31,053
GS-2$27,907$28,572$29,495$30,278$30,621$31,522$32,423$33,325$34,226$35,127
GS-3$30,449$31,464$32,479$33,494$34,508$35,523$36,538$37,553$38,567$39,582
GS-4$34,183$35,322$36,461$37,600$38,739$39,878$41,017$42,156$43,295$44,434
GS-5$38,245$39,520$40,795$42,070$43,345$44,620$45,895$47,170$48,445$49,721
GS-6$42,630$44,051$45,471$46,892$48,312$49,732$51,153$52,573$53,994$55,414
GS-7$47,374$48,953$50,532$52,111$53,690$55,269$56,848$58,427$60,006$61,584
GS-8$52,465$54,214$55,964$57,713$59,462$61,212$62,961$64,711$66,460$68,209
GS-9$57,948$59,880$61,812$63,743$65,675$67,607$69,539$71,470$73,402$75,334
GS-10$63,815$65,942$68,069$70,197$72,324$74,451$76,579$78,706$80,833$82,960
GS-11$70,111$72,448$74,786$77,123$79,460$81,798$84,135$86,472$88,810$91,147
GS-12$84,035$86,836$89,637$92,438$95,239$98,040$100,842$103,643$106,444$109,245
GS-13$99,927$103,258$106,589$109,920$113,251$116,582$119,913$123,244$126,575$129,906
GS-14$118,085$122,021$125,957$129,893$133,829$137,765$141,701$145,638$149,574$153,510
GS-15$138,899$143,529$148,159$152,789$157,418$162,048$164,200*$164,200*$164,200*$164,200*

The New York City locality pay rate also applies to Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the New York City GS locality include East Granby103rd Airlift Wing, and other facilities within the region.

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HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA

The HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Hartford and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.21% 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$24,084$24,891$25,692$26,488$27,289$27,757$28,549$29,349$29,379$30,132
GS-2$27,079$27,724$28,620$29,379$29,713$30,587$31,461$32,336$33,210$34,085
GS-3$29,546$30,531$31,515$32,500$33,485$34,469$35,454$36,439$37,423$38,408
GS-4$33,169$34,274$35,380$36,485$37,590$38,695$39,800$40,905$42,011$43,116
GS-5$37,110$38,348$39,585$40,822$42,059$43,297$44,534$45,771$47,008$48,245
GS-6$41,366$42,744$44,122$45,500$46,879$48,257$49,635$51,013$52,392$53,770
GS-7$45,968$47,501$49,033$50,565$52,097$53,629$55,161$56,693$58,225$59,757
GS-8$50,908$52,606$54,303$56,001$57,698$59,396$61,093$62,791$64,488$66,186
GS-9$56,229$58,103$59,978$61,852$63,727$65,601$67,476$69,350$71,225$73,099
GS-10$61,922$63,986$66,050$68,114$70,178$72,242$74,307$76,371$78,435$80,499
GS-11$68,031$70,299$72,567$74,835$77,103$79,371$81,639$83,907$86,175$88,443
GS-12$81,542$84,260$86,978$89,696$92,414$95,132$97,850$100,568$103,286$106,004
GS-13$96,963$100,195$103,427$106,659$109,891$113,124$116,356$119,588$122,820$126,052
GS-14$114,581$118,401$122,220$126,039$129,859$133,678$137,498$141,317$145,136$148,956
GS-15$134,778$139,271$143,763$148,256$152,748$157,241$161,733$164,200*$164,200*$164,200*

The Hartford locality pay rate also applies to Groton, Hartford, New London, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Hartford GS locality include East Granby103rd Airlift Wing, and other facilities within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $164,200, 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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** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2018/connecticut