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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Minnesota 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.

Minnesota 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 Minnesota, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

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 23.37% 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$23,175$23,951$24,722$25,488$26,259$26,710$27,471$28,241$28,270$28,994
GS-2$26,057$26,678$27,540$28,270$28,591$29,432$30,274$31,115$31,957$32,798
GS-3$28,431$29,378$30,326$31,273$32,221$33,168$34,116$35,063$36,010$36,958
GS-4$31,917$32,981$34,044$35,107$36,171$37,234$38,298$39,361$40,425$41,488
GS-5$35,709$36,900$38,090$39,281$40,472$41,662$42,853$44,043$45,234$46,424
GS-6$39,804$41,130$42,457$43,783$45,109$46,435$47,761$49,088$50,414$51,740
GS-7$44,233$45,707$47,182$48,656$50,130$51,604$53,079$54,553$56,027$57,502
GS-8$48,987$50,620$52,253$53,887$55,520$57,154$58,787$60,420$62,054$63,687
GS-9$54,106$55,910$57,714$59,517$61,321$63,125$64,928$66,732$68,536$70,339
GS-10$59,584$61,570$63,557$65,543$67,529$69,515$71,502$73,488$75,474$77,460
GS-11$65,463$67,645$69,827$72,010$74,192$76,375$78,557$80,739$82,922$85,104
GS-12$78,463$81,079$83,694$86,310$88,925$91,541$94,156$96,771$99,387$102,002
GS-13$93,302$96,412$99,523$102,633$105,743$108,853$111,963$115,073$118,184$121,294
GS-14$110,256$113,931$117,606$121,281$124,957$128,632$132,307$135,982$139,657$143,332
GS-15$129,690$134,013$138,336$142,659$146,982$151,305$155,628$159,950$164,200*$164,200*

The Minneapolis locality pay rate also applies to Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Minneapolis GS locality include Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Minnesota

Any federal employees in Minnesota 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 Rochester, and other cities 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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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2018/minnesota