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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in South Carolina 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.

South Carolina 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 South Carolina, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

CHARLOTTE-CONCORD, NC-SC

The CHARLOTTE-CONCORD, NC-SC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Charlotte and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.21% 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$21,830$22,561$23,287$24,009$24,735$25,159$25,876$26,602$26,630$27,312
GS-2$24,545$25,129$25,942$26,630$26,932$27,724$28,517$29,309$30,102$30,894
GS-3$26,781$27,673$28,566$29,458$30,351$31,243$32,136$33,028$33,921$34,813
GS-4$30,065$31,066$32,068$33,070$34,072$35,073$36,075$37,077$38,079$39,080
GS-5$33,637$34,758$35,880$37,001$38,123$39,244$40,366$41,487$42,608$43,730
GS-6$37,494$38,743$39,993$41,242$42,491$43,740$44,990$46,239$47,488$48,737
GS-7$41,666$43,055$44,443$45,832$47,221$48,609$49,998$51,387$52,776$54,164
GS-8$46,144$47,682$49,221$50,759$52,298$53,837$55,375$56,914$58,452$59,991
GS-9$50,966$52,665$54,364$56,063$57,762$59,461$61,160$62,859$64,558$66,257
GS-10$56,126$57,997$59,868$61,739$63,610$65,481$67,352$69,223$71,094$72,965
GS-11$61,663$63,719$65,775$67,831$69,886$71,942$73,998$76,054$78,109$80,165
GS-12$73,910$76,373$78,837$81,301$83,764$86,228$88,691$91,155$93,619$96,082
GS-13$87,887$90,817$93,747$96,676$99,606$102,536$105,465$108,395$111,325$114,254
GS-14$103,857$107,319$110,781$114,243$117,704$121,166$124,628$128,090$131,552$135,014
GS-15$122,163$126,235$130,307$134,379$138,451$142,523$146,595$150,667$154,739$158,811
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Rest of South Carolina

Any federal employees in South Carolina 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 Beaufort, Charleston, Columbia, Goose Creek, North Charleston, Sumter, Parris Island, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Charleston Air Force Base, Joint Base Charleston, 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/southcarolina