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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Indiana 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.

Indiana 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 Indiana, 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*
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CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.21% 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$22,898$23,665$24,427$25,183$25,945$26,390$27,142$27,902$27,932$28,642
GS-2$25,745$26,358$27,211$27,932$28,246$29,076$29,907$30,738$31,568$32,399
GS-3$28,091$29,027$29,964$30,900$31,836$32,773$33,709$34,646$35,582$36,519
GS-4$31,535$32,585$33,636$34,687$35,737$36,788$37,839$38,889$39,940$40,990
GS-5$35,282$36,457$37,633$38,809$39,984$41,160$42,336$43,511$44,687$45,863
GS-6$39,328$40,639$41,951$43,262$44,574$45,885$47,197$48,508$49,820$51,131
GS-7$43,704$45,160$46,617$48,074$49,531$50,988$52,445$53,902$55,359$56,816
GS-8$48,400$50,013$51,627$53,240$54,853$56,466$58,079$59,693$61,306$62,919
GS-9$53,459$55,240$57,022$58,803$60,585$62,366$64,148$65,929$67,711$69,492
GS-10$58,870$60,832$62,794$64,756$66,718$68,680$70,641$72,603$74,565$76,527
GS-11$64,679$66,836$68,992$71,149$73,305$75,462$77,618$79,775$81,932$84,088
GS-12$77,523$80,108$82,692$85,277$87,861$90,446$93,031$95,615$98,200$100,784
GS-13$92,185$95,258$98,331$101,403$104,476$107,548$110,621$113,693$116,766$119,839
GS-14$108,936$112,567$116,199$119,830$123,462$127,093$130,725$134,356$137,988$141,619
GS-15$128,138$132,409$136,680$140,951$145,222$149,493$153,764$158,035$162,306$166,500*
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INDIANAPOLIS-CARMEL-MUNCIE, IN

The INDIANAPOLIS-CARMEL-MUNCIE, IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.57% 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$22,204$22,948$23,687$24,420$25,159$25,591$26,320$27,057$27,086$27,775
GS-2$24,966$25,560$26,387$27,086$27,390$28,196$29,001$29,807$30,612$31,418
GS-3$27,240$28,148$29,056$29,964$30,872$31,780$32,689$33,597$34,505$35,413
GS-4$30,580$31,599$32,617$33,636$34,655$35,674$36,693$37,712$38,730$39,749
GS-5$34,213$35,353$36,493$37,633$38,774$39,914$41,054$42,194$43,334$44,474
GS-6$38,137$39,409$40,681$41,952$43,224$44,496$45,768$47,039$48,311$49,583
GS-7$42,380$43,793$45,206$46,619$48,032$49,444$50,857$52,270$53,683$55,096
GS-8$46,935$48,499$50,063$51,628$53,192$54,756$56,321$57,885$59,450$61,014
GS-9$51,840$53,567$55,295$57,023$58,750$60,478$62,205$63,933$65,660$67,388
GS-10$57,088$58,990$60,893$62,795$64,698$66,600$68,502$70,405$72,307$74,210
GS-11$62,720$64,812$66,903$68,994$71,086$73,177$75,268$77,359$79,451$81,542
GS-12$75,176$77,682$80,189$82,695$85,201$87,707$90,214$92,720$95,226$97,732
GS-13$89,394$92,374$95,353$98,333$101,312$104,292$107,271$110,251$113,230$116,210
GS-14$105,637$109,158$112,680$116,202$119,723$123,245$126,766$130,288$133,810$137,331
GS-15$124,258$128,400$132,541$136,683$140,825$144,966$149,108$153,250$157,392$161,533

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

Government installations that use the Indianapolis GS locality include Fort Wayne, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Indiana

Any federal employees in Indiana 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 Crane, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, South Bend, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Naval Surface Warfare Center, Fort Wayne, and other facilities 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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