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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in New York 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 York 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 York, 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 New York, Yonkers, Fort Hamilton, West Point, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the New York City GS locality include VA Medical Center, Fort Drum, Fort Hamilton, Fort Hamilton, West Point U.S. Military Academy, and other facilities within the region.

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BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

The BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Buffalo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.18% 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$22,388$23,138$23,882$24,623$25,367$25,802$26,538$27,281$27,310$28,010
GS-2$25,172$25,771$26,605$27,310$27,620$28,433$29,246$30,058$30,871$31,684
GS-3$27,465$28,380$29,296$30,211$31,126$32,042$32,957$33,872$34,787$35,703
GS-4$30,833$31,860$32,888$33,915$34,942$35,970$36,997$38,024$39,052$40,079
GS-5$34,497$35,647$36,797$37,947$39,097$40,247$41,397$42,547$43,697$44,847
GS-6$38,452$39,733$41,015$42,296$43,577$44,858$46,139$47,421$48,702$49,983
GS-7$42,731$44,155$45,579$47,003$48,428$49,852$51,276$52,700$54,124$55,549
GS-8$47,323$48,901$50,479$52,057$53,635$55,213$56,790$58,368$59,946$61,524
GS-9$52,269$54,011$55,754$57,496$59,238$60,981$62,723$64,466$66,208$67,950
GS-10$57,560$59,479$61,398$63,317$65,236$67,154$69,073$70,992$72,911$74,830
GS-11$63,239$65,348$67,456$69,564$71,672$73,781$75,889$77,997$80,106$82,214
GS-12$75,798$78,325$80,852$83,378$85,905$88,432$90,958$93,485$96,011$98,538
GS-13$90,133$93,138$96,143$99,147$102,152$105,156$108,161$111,165$114,170$117,174
GS-14$106,511$110,062$113,612$117,162$120,713$124,263$127,813$131,364$134,914$138,465
GS-15$125,286$129,462$133,638$137,814$141,990$146,166$150,342$154,518$158,694$162,870

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

Government installations that use the Buffalo GS locality include Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, and other facilities within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.5% 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$21,885$22,617$23,345$24,069$24,797$25,222$25,941$26,668$26,696$27,380
GS-2$24,606$25,192$26,006$26,696$26,999$27,793$28,588$29,382$30,177$30,972
GS-3$26,847$27,742$28,637$29,532$30,426$31,321$32,216$33,110$34,005$34,900
GS-4$30,140$31,144$32,148$33,152$34,157$35,161$36,165$37,169$38,174$39,178
GS-5$33,721$34,845$35,969$37,094$38,218$39,342$40,466$41,591$42,715$43,839
GS-6$37,588$38,840$40,092$41,345$42,597$43,849$45,102$46,354$47,607$48,859
GS-7$41,770$43,162$44,554$45,946$47,339$48,731$50,123$51,515$52,907$54,299
GS-8$46,259$47,801$49,344$50,886$52,428$53,971$55,513$57,056$58,598$60,141
GS-9$51,093$52,797$54,500$56,203$57,906$59,610$61,313$63,016$64,719$66,422
GS-10$56,266$58,142$60,017$61,893$63,769$65,644$67,520$69,396$71,271$73,147
GS-11$61,817$63,878$65,939$68,000$70,061$72,122$74,183$76,243$78,304$80,365
GS-12$74,094$76,564$79,034$81,503$83,973$86,443$88,913$91,383$93,852$96,322
GS-13$88,107$91,044$93,981$96,918$99,854$102,791$105,728$108,665$111,602$114,539
GS-14$104,116$107,587$111,057$114,528$117,998$121,469$124,939$128,410$131,880$135,351
GS-15$122,468$126,550$130,633$134,715$138,797$142,879$146,961$151,043$155,126$159,208

The Albany locality pay rate also applies to Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Albany GS locality include Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet Arsenal, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of New York

Any federal employees in New York 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, Syracuse, Fort Drum, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Fort Drum, 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/newyork