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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Indiana 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.

Indiana 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 Indiana, 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 27.47% 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$23,945$24,747$25,544$26,335$27,132$27,597$28,384$29,179$29,210$29,958
GS-2$26,923$27,564$28,455$29,210$29,541$30,411$31,280$32,149$33,019$33,888
GS-3$29,375$30,354$31,333$32,312$33,291$34,270$35,249$36,228$37,207$38,186
GS-4$32,978$34,077$35,175$36,274$37,373$38,472$39,571$40,669$41,768$42,867
GS-5$36,896$38,126$39,356$40,586$41,817$43,047$44,277$45,507$46,737$47,967
GS-6$41,127$42,497$43,868$45,238$46,608$47,978$49,349$50,719$52,089$53,460
GS-7$45,703$47,226$48,750$50,273$51,796$53,319$54,843$56,366$57,889$59,412
GS-8$50,615$52,302$53,990$55,678$57,365$59,053$60,741$62,428$64,116$65,804
GS-9$55,905$57,768$59,632$61,495$63,359$65,223$67,086$68,950$70,813$72,677
GS-10$61,564$63,616$65,669$67,721$69,773$71,826$73,878$75,930$77,982$80,035
GS-11$67,638$69,893$72,148$74,403$76,658$78,913$81,168$83,423$85,678$87,933
GS-12$81,071$83,773$86,476$89,178$91,880$94,583$97,285$99,987$102,690$105,392
GS-13$96,403$99,617$102,830$106,044$109,257$112,471$115,684$118,898$122,111$125,325
GS-14$113,920$117,717$121,515$125,312$129,109$132,907$136,704$140,501$144,299$148,096
GS-15$134,000$138,467$142,933$147,400$151,866$156,333$160,800$164,200*$164,200*$164,200*
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CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.87% 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$22,518$23,272$24,021$24,765$25,514$25,952$26,691$27,439$27,468$28,172
GS-2$25,318$25,921$26,759$27,468$27,780$28,597$29,415$30,232$31,050$31,867
GS-3$27,624$28,545$29,465$30,386$31,306$32,227$33,148$34,068$34,989$35,909
GS-4$31,012$32,045$33,078$34,111$35,145$36,178$37,211$38,245$39,278$40,311
GS-5$34,696$35,853$37,010$38,167$39,323$40,480$41,637$42,794$43,950$45,107
GS-6$38,675$39,963$41,252$42,541$43,829$45,118$46,406$47,695$48,984$50,272
GS-7$42,978$44,411$45,843$47,276$48,708$50,140$51,573$53,005$54,438$55,870
GS-8$47,597$49,184$50,771$52,358$53,945$55,532$57,119$58,706$60,293$61,880
GS-9$52,571$54,324$56,076$57,829$59,581$61,334$63,086$64,839$66,591$68,344
GS-10$57,894$59,824$61,753$63,683$65,613$67,543$69,473$71,403$73,333$75,263
GS-11$63,605$65,726$67,846$69,967$72,087$74,208$76,328$78,449$80,569$82,690
GS-12$76,237$78,779$81,320$83,861$86,402$88,944$91,485$94,026$96,567$99,109
GS-13$90,655$93,677$96,699$99,721$102,743$105,765$108,787$111,809$114,831$117,853
GS-14$107,128$110,699$114,270$117,841$121,412$124,982$128,553$132,124$135,695$139,266
GS-15$126,011$130,211$134,411$138,612$142,812$147,012$151,212$155,413$159,613$163,813
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INDIANAPOLIS-CARMEL-MUNCIE, IN

The INDIANAPOLIS-CARMEL-MUNCIE, IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.23% 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$21,834$22,565$23,291$24,013$24,740$25,164$25,881$26,606$26,634$27,316
GS-2$24,549$25,134$25,946$26,634$26,936$27,729$28,522$29,314$30,107$30,900
GS-3$26,785$27,678$28,570$29,463$30,356$31,248$32,141$33,034$33,926$34,819
GS-4$30,070$31,072$32,074$33,076$34,077$35,079$36,081$37,083$38,085$39,087
GS-5$33,643$34,764$35,886$37,008$38,129$39,251$40,372$41,494$42,616$43,737
GS-6$37,500$38,750$39,999$41,249$42,498$43,748$44,997$46,247$47,496$48,746
GS-7$41,673$43,062$44,451$45,840$47,229$48,618$50,007$51,396$52,785$54,174
GS-8$46,151$47,690$49,229$50,768$52,307$53,846$55,385$56,924$58,463$60,001
GS-9$50,975$52,674$54,374$56,073$57,772$59,471$61,171$62,870$64,569$66,269
GS-10$56,136$58,007$59,878$61,750$63,621$65,492$67,363$69,235$71,106$72,977
GS-11$61,674$63,730$65,786$67,842$69,898$71,955$74,011$76,067$78,123$80,179
GS-12$73,922$76,386$78,850$81,315$83,779$86,243$88,707$91,171$93,635$96,099
GS-13$87,902$90,833$93,763$96,693$99,623$102,553$105,483$108,414$111,344$114,274
GS-14$103,875$107,337$110,800$114,262$117,725$121,187$124,650$128,112$131,575$135,037
GS-15$122,184$126,257$130,330$134,403$138,475$142,548$146,621$150,693$154,766$158,839

The Indianapolis locality pay rate also applies to Edinburgh, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Indianapolis GS locality include Fort Wayne, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Indiana

Any federal employees in Indiana 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 15.37% (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$21,672$22,398$23,119$23,835$24,557$24,978$25,689$26,409$26,437$27,114
GS-2$24,367$24,948$25,754$26,437$26,737$27,524$28,311$29,097$29,884$30,671
GS-3$26,587$27,473$28,359$29,245$30,131$31,017$31,903$32,789$33,675$34,561
GS-4$29,847$30,842$31,836$32,831$33,825$34,820$35,814$36,809$37,803$38,798
GS-5$33,394$34,507$35,620$36,734$37,847$38,960$40,074$41,187$42,300$43,414
GS-6$37,223$38,463$39,703$40,944$42,184$43,424$44,664$45,905$47,145$48,385
GS-7$41,365$42,743$44,122$45,501$46,879$48,258$49,637$51,015$52,394$53,773
GS-8$45,810$47,337$48,865$50,392$51,920$53,447$54,975$56,502$58,030$59,557
GS-9$50,598$52,285$53,971$55,658$57,345$59,031$60,718$62,405$64,091$65,778
GS-10$55,720$57,578$59,435$61,293$63,150$65,008$66,865$68,722$70,580$72,437
GS-11$61,218$63,259$65,299$67,340$69,381$71,422$73,463$75,504$77,545$79,586
GS-12$73,375$75,821$78,267$80,713$83,159$85,605$88,050$90,496$92,942$95,388
GS-13$87,252$90,161$93,069$95,977$98,886$101,794$104,703$107,611$110,520$113,428
GS-14$103,106$106,543$109,980$113,417$116,854$120,291$123,727$127,164$130,601$134,038
GS-15$121,280$125,323$129,366$133,408$137,451$141,493$145,536$149,578$153,621$157,663

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Crane, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, South Bend, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Naval Surface Warfare Center, Fort Wayne, 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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