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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in North Carolina 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.

North 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 North Carolina, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL, NC

The RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL, NC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Raleigh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.99% 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$22,856$23,621$24,382$25,137$25,897$26,341$27,093$27,851$27,881$28,590
GS-2$25,698$26,310$27,161$27,881$28,194$29,023$29,852$30,681$31,511$32,340
GS-3$28,039$28,974$29,909$30,843$31,778$32,713$33,648$34,582$35,517$36,452
GS-4$31,477$32,526$33,574$34,623$35,672$36,721$37,769$38,818$39,867$40,915
GS-5$35,217$36,391$37,564$38,738$39,911$41,085$42,258$43,432$44,605$45,779
GS-6$39,256$40,565$41,874$43,183$44,492$45,801$47,110$48,420$49,729$51,038
GS-7$43,624$45,078$46,532$47,986$49,441$50,895$52,349$53,804$55,258$56,712
GS-8$48,312$49,922$51,532$53,142$54,753$56,363$57,973$59,583$61,194$62,804
GS-9$53,361$55,139$56,917$58,696$60,474$62,252$64,030$65,809$67,587$69,365
GS-10$58,763$60,721$62,679$64,637$66,596$68,554$70,512$72,470$74,429$76,387
GS-11$64,561$66,713$68,866$71,018$73,171$75,324$77,476$79,629$81,782$83,934
GS-12$77,382$79,961$82,541$85,121$87,701$90,280$92,860$95,440$98,020$100,600
GS-13$92,017$95,084$98,151$101,218$104,285$107,351$110,418$113,485$116,552$119,619
GS-14$108,736$112,361$115,986$119,611$123,236$126,861$130,486$134,110$137,735$141,360
GS-15$127,903$132,167$136,430$140,693$144,956$149,220$153,483$157,746$162,009$166,273

The Raleigh locality pay rate also applies to Cary, Durham, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Raleigh, and other cities within the region.

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

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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 16.79% 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$22,246$22,991$23,732$24,466$25,207$25,639$26,370$27,108$27,137$27,828
GS-2$25,013$25,609$26,437$27,137$27,442$28,249$29,056$29,863$30,670$31,477
GS-3$27,291$28,201$29,111$30,021$30,931$31,840$32,750$33,660$34,570$35,480
GS-4$30,638$31,658$32,679$33,700$34,720$35,741$36,762$37,783$38,803$39,824
GS-5$34,278$35,420$36,562$37,704$38,847$39,989$41,131$42,273$43,416$44,558
GS-6$38,209$39,483$40,757$42,032$43,306$44,580$45,854$47,128$48,402$49,677
GS-7$42,460$43,876$45,291$46,707$48,122$49,538$50,953$52,369$53,784$55,200
GS-8$47,023$48,590$50,158$51,725$53,292$54,860$56,427$57,994$59,562$61,129
GS-9$51,938$53,669$55,399$57,130$58,861$60,592$62,323$64,053$65,784$67,515
GS-10$57,196$59,102$61,008$62,914$64,820$66,726$68,632$70,538$72,444$74,350
GS-11$62,839$64,934$67,029$69,124$71,220$73,315$75,410$77,505$79,601$81,696
GS-12$75,318$77,829$80,340$82,851$85,362$87,873$90,384$92,895$95,406$97,917
GS-13$89,563$92,548$95,533$98,518$101,503$104,489$107,474$110,459$113,444$116,429
GS-14$105,836$109,364$112,893$116,421$119,949$123,477$127,006$130,534$134,062$137,590
GS-15$124,492$128,642$132,791$136,941$141,090$145,240$149,390$153,539$157,689$161,838

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

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VIRGINIA BEACH-NORFOLK, VA-NC

The VIRGINIA BEACH-NORFOLK, VA-NC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.91% 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$22,079$22,818$23,553$24,282$25,017$25,446$26,171$26,904$26,933$27,618
GS-2$24,824$25,416$26,237$26,933$27,235$28,036$28,837$29,638$30,439$31,240
GS-3$27,086$27,989$28,892$29,795$30,698$31,601$32,503$33,406$34,309$35,212
GS-4$30,407$31,420$32,433$33,446$34,459$35,472$36,485$37,498$38,511$39,524
GS-5$34,020$35,153$36,287$37,420$38,554$39,688$40,821$41,955$43,088$44,222
GS-6$37,921$39,186$40,450$41,715$42,979$44,244$45,509$46,773$48,038$49,302
GS-7$42,140$43,545$44,950$46,355$47,760$49,164$50,569$51,974$53,379$54,784
GS-8$46,669$48,224$49,780$51,335$52,891$54,446$56,002$57,557$59,113$60,668
GS-9$51,546$53,264$54,982$56,700$58,417$60,135$61,853$63,571$65,289$67,006
GS-10$56,765$58,656$60,548$62,440$64,331$66,223$68,115$70,006$71,898$73,789
GS-11$62,365$64,445$66,524$68,604$70,683$72,763$74,842$76,921$79,001$81,080
GS-12$74,750$77,242$79,734$82,227$84,719$87,211$89,703$92,195$94,687$97,179
GS-13$88,888$91,851$94,813$97,776$100,739$103,701$106,664$109,627$112,589$115,552
GS-14$105,039$108,540$112,042$115,544$119,045$122,547$126,049$129,550$133,052$136,554
GS-15$123,554$127,673$131,791$135,909$140,027$144,146$148,264$152,382$156,501$160,619

The Virginia Beach locality pay rate also applies to Elizabeth City, and other cities within the region.

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Rest of North Carolina

Any federal employees in North 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 15.67% (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 Greensboro, Havelock, High Point, Hoffman, Jacksonville, Southport, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include VA Medical Center, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, Camp LeJeune, 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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