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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in New Mexico 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.

New Mexico 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 New Mexico, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

ALBUQUERQUE-SANTA FE-LAS VEGAS, NM

The ALBUQUERQUE-SANTA FE-LAS VEGAS, NM General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albuquerque and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.76% 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$21,746$22,474$23,197$23,916$24,640$25,062$25,776$26,499$26,526$27,206
GS-2$24,450$25,032$25,841$26,526$26,827$27,617$28,406$29,196$29,985$30,775
GS-3$26,677$27,566$28,455$29,344$30,233$31,122$32,011$32,900$33,789$34,678
GS-4$29,948$30,946$31,944$32,942$33,940$34,938$35,935$36,933$37,931$38,929
GS-5$33,507$34,624$35,741$36,858$37,975$39,092$40,209$41,326$42,443$43,560
GS-6$37,349$38,593$39,838$41,082$42,326$43,571$44,815$46,060$47,304$48,549
GS-7$41,505$42,888$44,271$45,655$47,038$48,421$49,805$51,188$52,571$53,955
GS-8$45,965$47,497$49,030$50,563$52,095$53,628$55,161$56,693$58,226$59,759
GS-9$50,769$52,461$54,154$55,846$57,539$59,231$60,923$62,616$64,308$66,001
GS-10$55,909$57,772$59,636$61,500$63,364$65,227$67,091$68,955$70,818$72,682
GS-11$61,425$63,472$65,520$67,568$69,616$71,664$73,711$75,759$77,807$79,855
GS-12$73,623$76,077$78,532$80,986$83,440$85,894$88,348$90,802$93,256$95,710
GS-13$87,547$90,465$93,384$96,302$99,220$102,139$105,057$107,975$110,893$113,812
GS-14$103,455$106,903$110,352$113,800$117,249$120,697$124,146$127,594$131,043$134,491
GS-15$121,690$125,747$129,803$133,859$137,915$141,972$146,028$150,084$154,140$158,196

The Albuquerque locality pay rate also applies to Albuquerque, Los Alamos, and other cities within the region.

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Rest of New Mexico

Any federal employees in New Mexico 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 Alamogordo, Clovis, Las Cruces, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Cannon Air Force Base, White Sands Missile Range, 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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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2018/newmexico