General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Illinois for 2019

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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.

Illinois 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 Illinois, 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 28.05% 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$24,391$25,208$26,020$26,825$27,637$28,111$28,912$29,722$29,754$30,510
GS-2$27,424$28,078$28,985$29,754$30,088$30,973$31,858$32,742$33,627$34,512
GS-3$29,923$30,920$31,918$32,915$33,913$34,910$35,908$36,905$37,903$38,900
GS-4$33,591$34,711$35,830$36,949$38,068$39,187$40,306$41,425$42,545$43,664
GS-5$37,583$38,835$40,087$41,340$42,592$43,844$45,097$46,349$47,601$48,854
GS-6$41,893$43,290$44,687$46,084$47,481$48,878$50,275$51,672$53,069$54,466
GS-7$46,554$48,106$49,658$51,210$52,762$54,314$55,866$57,418$58,970$60,522
GS-8$51,557$53,275$54,994$56,712$58,430$60,149$61,867$63,586$65,304$67,023
GS-9$56,945$58,843$60,741$62,638$64,536$66,434$68,331$70,229$72,127$74,024
GS-10$62,710$64,800$66,889$68,979$71,069$73,159$75,249$77,338$79,428$81,518
GS-11$68,897$71,195$73,492$75,789$78,086$80,383$82,681$84,978$87,275$89,572
GS-12$82,579$85,333$88,086$90,839$93,592$96,345$99,098$101,851$104,604$107,357
GS-13$98,198$101,471$104,744$108,017$111,290$114,562$117,835$121,108$124,381$127,654
GS-14$116,040$119,909$123,777$127,645$131,514$135,382$139,251$143,119$146,987$150,856
GS-15$136,495$141,045$145,594$150,144$154,693$159,243$163,793$166,500*$166,500*$166,500*

The Chicago locality pay rate also applies to Aurora, Chicago, Elgin, Joliet, Naperville, Great Lakes, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Chicago GS locality include Naval Station Great Lakes, and other facilities within the region.

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ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL

The ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Saint Louis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.05% 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$22,296$23,042$23,785$24,521$25,263$25,696$26,429$27,168$27,198$27,890
GS-2$25,069$25,666$26,495$27,198$27,503$28,312$29,121$29,930$30,739$31,547
GS-3$27,352$28,264$29,176$30,088$31,000$31,911$32,823$33,735$34,647$35,559
GS-4$30,706$31,729$32,752$33,775$34,798$35,821$36,844$37,867$38,890$39,913
GS-5$34,354$35,499$36,644$37,788$38,933$40,078$41,223$42,367$43,512$44,657
GS-6$38,294$39,571$40,848$42,125$43,402$44,679$45,956$47,233$48,510$49,787
GS-7$42,555$43,973$45,392$46,811$48,229$49,648$51,067$52,485$53,904$55,323
GS-8$47,128$48,699$50,269$51,840$53,411$54,982$56,553$58,124$59,694$61,265
GS-9$52,053$53,788$55,523$57,257$58,992$60,727$62,461$64,196$65,931$67,665
GS-10$57,323$59,233$61,143$63,054$64,964$66,874$68,784$70,695$72,605$74,515
GS-11$62,979$65,079$67,179$69,278$71,378$73,478$75,578$77,678$79,778$81,878
GS-12$75,486$78,002$80,519$83,035$85,552$88,068$90,585$93,102$95,618$98,135
GS-13$89,762$92,754$95,746$98,738$101,729$104,721$107,713$110,705$113,697$116,688
GS-14$106,072$109,608$113,144$116,680$120,216$123,752$127,288$130,824$134,361$137,897
GS-15$124,769$128,928$133,087$137,246$141,405$145,563$149,722$153,881$158,040$162,199

The Saint Louis locality pay rate also applies to Belleville, Granite City, and other cities within the region.

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DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL

The DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Davenport and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.49% 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$22,189$22,932$23,671$24,403$25,142$25,573$26,302$27,038$27,068$27,756
GS-2$24,949$25,543$26,369$27,068$27,372$28,177$28,982$29,786$30,591$31,396
GS-3$27,221$28,129$29,036$29,944$30,851$31,759$32,666$33,574$34,481$35,388
GS-4$30,559$31,577$32,595$33,613$34,631$35,649$36,668$37,686$38,704$39,722
GS-5$34,190$35,329$36,468$37,608$38,747$39,886$41,025$42,165$43,304$44,443
GS-6$38,111$39,382$40,653$41,924$43,194$44,465$45,736$47,007$48,278$49,549
GS-7$42,351$43,763$45,175$46,587$47,999$49,410$50,822$52,234$53,646$55,058
GS-8$46,902$48,466$50,029$51,592$53,156$54,719$56,282$57,845$59,409$60,972
GS-9$51,804$53,531$55,257$56,983$58,710$60,436$62,163$63,889$65,615$67,342
GS-10$57,049$58,950$60,851$62,752$64,653$66,554$68,455$70,356$72,258$74,159
GS-11$62,677$64,767$66,857$68,947$71,037$73,127$75,216$77,306$79,396$81,486
GS-12$75,124$77,629$80,133$82,638$85,143$87,647$90,152$92,656$95,161$97,665
GS-13$89,333$92,310$95,288$98,265$101,243$104,220$107,198$110,175$113,153$116,130
GS-14$105,564$109,084$112,603$116,122$119,641$123,160$126,679$130,199$133,718$137,237
GS-15$124,173$128,311$132,450$136,589$140,728$144,867$149,006$153,145$157,284$161,423

The Davenport locality pay rate also applies to Rock Island, and other cities within the region.

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Rest of Illinois

Any federal employees in Illinois 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 15.67% (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$22,033$22,771$23,504$24,232$24,965$25,393$26,117$26,848$26,877$27,561
GS-2$24,773$25,363$26,183$26,877$27,179$27,978$28,778$29,577$30,376$31,175
GS-3$27,030$27,931$28,832$29,733$30,634$31,535$32,436$33,337$34,238$35,139
GS-4$30,344$31,355$32,366$33,377$34,388$35,398$36,409$37,420$38,431$39,442
GS-5$33,949$35,080$36,212$37,343$38,474$39,605$40,737$41,868$42,999$44,130
GS-6$37,843$39,105$40,367$41,628$42,890$44,152$45,414$46,676$47,938$49,200
GS-7$42,053$43,455$44,857$46,259$47,661$49,063$50,465$51,866$53,268$54,670
GS-8$46,572$48,125$49,677$51,229$52,781$54,334$55,886$57,438$58,991$60,543
GS-9$51,440$53,154$54,868$56,582$58,297$60,011$61,725$63,439$65,153$66,868
GS-10$56,647$58,535$60,423$62,310$64,198$66,086$67,973$69,861$71,749$73,637
GS-11$62,236$64,311$66,386$68,462$70,537$72,612$74,687$76,762$78,837$80,912
GS-12$74,596$77,082$79,569$82,056$84,543$87,030$89,517$92,004$94,491$96,978
GS-13$88,704$91,660$94,617$97,573$100,530$103,486$106,443$109,400$112,356$115,313
GS-14$104,821$108,316$111,810$115,304$118,799$122,293$125,788$129,282$132,776$136,271
GS-15$123,298$127,408$131,518$135,628$139,737$143,847$147,957$152,067$156,176$160,286

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, and other cities within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $166,500, 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/2019/illinois