Congress has passed a retro-active 1.4% pay raise for 2019 in addition to a locality increase and 6 new localities.

General Schedule (GS) Payscale in New York 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.

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 33.06% 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$25,345$26,194$27,038$27,875$28,718$29,211$30,044$30,885$30,918$31,704
GS-2$28,497$29,176$30,119$30,918$31,265$32,185$33,104$34,023$34,943$35,862
GS-3$31,093$32,130$33,167$34,203$35,240$36,276$37,313$38,349$39,386$40,422
GS-4$34,906$36,069$37,232$38,394$39,557$40,720$41,883$43,046$44,209$45,372
GS-5$39,053$40,354$41,656$42,957$44,258$45,560$46,861$48,162$49,464$50,765
GS-6$43,532$44,984$46,435$47,887$49,339$50,790$52,242$53,694$55,145$56,597
GS-7$48,375$49,988$51,601$53,213$54,826$56,439$58,051$59,664$61,277$62,889
GS-8$53,574$55,360$57,145$58,931$60,717$62,502$64,288$66,074$67,859$69,645
GS-9$59,173$61,145$63,117$65,089$67,061$69,033$71,005$72,977$74,949$76,921
GS-10$65,163$67,335$69,507$71,678$73,850$76,021$78,193$80,364$82,536$84,707
GS-11$71,593$73,980$76,367$78,754$81,141$83,528$85,916$88,303$90,690$93,077
GS-12$85,810$88,671$91,532$94,393$97,254$100,114$102,975$105,836$108,697$111,558
GS-13$102,040$105,441$108,842$112,243$115,644$119,045$122,446$125,847$129,248$132,649
GS-14$120,580$124,600$128,620$132,640$136,659$140,679$144,699$148,719$152,738$156,758
GS-15$141,835$146,563$151,291$156,018$160,746$165,473$166,500*$166,500*$166,500*$166,500*

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 19.67% 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$22,795$23,558$24,317$25,070$25,828$26,271$27,020$27,777$27,807$28,514
GS-2$25,630$26,240$27,089$27,807$28,119$28,946$29,773$30,600$31,427$32,253
GS-3$27,964$28,897$29,829$30,761$31,693$32,626$33,558$34,490$35,422$36,355
GS-4$31,393$32,439$33,485$34,531$35,577$36,623$37,669$38,714$39,760$40,806
GS-5$35,123$36,294$37,464$38,634$39,805$40,975$42,145$43,316$44,486$45,656
GS-6$39,151$40,457$41,762$43,068$44,374$45,679$46,985$48,290$49,596$50,902
GS-7$43,507$44,958$46,408$47,858$49,309$50,759$52,210$53,660$55,110$56,561
GS-8$48,183$49,789$51,395$53,001$54,607$56,213$57,819$59,425$61,031$62,636
GS-9$53,218$54,992$56,765$58,539$60,312$62,086$63,860$65,633$67,407$69,180
GS-10$58,606$60,559$62,512$64,465$66,418$68,371$70,324$72,277$74,230$76,183
GS-11$64,388$66,535$68,682$70,829$72,976$75,123$77,270$79,417$81,563$83,710
GS-12$77,175$79,748$82,321$84,894$87,467$90,040$92,613$95,186$97,758$100,331
GS-13$91,771$94,830$97,889$100,948$104,006$107,065$110,124$113,183$116,241$119,300
GS-14$108,446$112,061$115,677$119,292$122,907$126,522$130,138$133,753$137,368$140,983
GS-15$127,562$131,814$136,066$140,318$144,570$148,822$153,073$157,325$161,577$165,829

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 17.19% 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$22,322$23,070$23,813$24,550$25,293$25,727$26,460$27,201$27,230$27,923
GS-2$25,099$25,696$26,527$27,230$27,536$28,346$29,156$29,965$30,775$31,585
GS-3$27,385$28,298$29,211$30,124$31,037$31,950$32,862$33,775$34,688$35,601
GS-4$30,742$31,767$32,791$33,815$34,839$35,864$36,888$37,912$38,936$39,961
GS-5$34,395$35,541$36,688$37,834$38,980$40,126$41,272$42,418$43,564$44,710
GS-6$38,340$39,618$40,897$42,176$43,454$44,733$46,011$47,290$48,568$49,847
GS-7$42,606$44,026$45,446$46,867$48,287$49,707$51,128$52,548$53,968$55,389
GS-8$47,184$48,757$50,330$51,902$53,475$55,048$56,620$58,193$59,766$61,338
GS-9$52,116$53,852$55,589$57,326$59,063$60,799$62,536$64,273$66,010$67,746
GS-10$57,391$59,304$61,217$63,129$65,042$66,954$68,867$70,779$72,692$74,604
GS-11$63,054$65,156$67,259$69,361$71,464$73,566$75,668$77,771$79,873$81,976
GS-12$75,576$78,095$80,615$83,135$85,654$88,174$90,693$93,213$95,733$98,252
GS-13$89,869$92,865$95,860$98,856$101,851$104,846$107,842$110,837$113,833$116,828
GS-14$106,199$109,739$113,279$116,820$120,360$123,900$127,441$130,981$134,521$138,062
GS-15$124,919$129,082$133,246$137,410$141,574$145,737$149,901$154,065$158,229$162,393

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 15.67% (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 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 $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/newyork