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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin, 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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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI

The MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24% 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$23,620$24,411$25,197$25,977$26,763$27,222$27,998$28,782$28,813$29,545
GS-2$26,557$27,189$28,069$28,813$29,136$29,993$30,850$31,707$32,564$33,420
GS-3$28,976$29,942$30,908$31,874$32,840$33,806$34,772$35,738$36,704$37,670
GS-4$32,529$33,613$34,696$35,780$36,864$37,948$39,031$40,115$41,199$42,283
GS-5$36,394$37,607$38,819$40,032$41,245$42,458$43,670$44,883$46,096$47,308
GS-6$40,568$41,921$43,274$44,626$45,979$47,332$48,685$50,038$51,391$52,743
GS-7$45,081$46,584$48,087$49,590$51,093$52,596$54,099$55,602$57,104$58,607
GS-8$49,926$51,590$53,254$54,918$56,582$58,247$59,911$61,575$63,239$64,903
GS-9$55,144$56,982$58,819$60,657$62,495$64,332$66,170$68,008$69,845$71,683
GS-10$60,727$62,750$64,774$66,798$68,821$70,845$72,869$74,892$76,916$78,940
GS-11$66,718$68,943$71,167$73,392$75,616$77,841$80,066$82,290$84,515$86,739
GS-12$79,968$82,634$85,300$87,966$90,632$93,298$95,964$98,630$101,296$103,962
GS-13$95,092$98,261$101,431$104,600$107,770$110,939$114,109$117,278$120,447$123,617
GS-14$112,370$116,116$119,862$123,608$127,354$131,100$134,846$138,592$142,338$146,084
GS-15$132,178$136,584$140,989$145,395$149,801$154,206$158,612$163,018$166,500*$166,500*
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MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI

The MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.58% 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$22,968$23,737$24,502$25,260$26,025$26,471$27,226$27,988$28,018$28,731
GS-2$25,825$26,440$27,294$28,018$28,333$29,166$29,999$30,832$31,666$32,499
GS-3$28,177$29,116$30,056$30,995$31,934$32,874$33,813$34,752$35,692$36,631
GS-4$31,632$32,686$33,739$34,793$35,847$36,901$37,955$39,009$40,063$41,117
GS-5$35,390$36,570$37,749$38,928$40,107$41,287$42,466$43,645$44,824$46,004
GS-6$39,449$40,764$42,080$43,396$44,711$46,027$47,342$48,658$49,973$51,289
GS-7$43,838$45,299$46,761$48,222$49,684$51,145$52,607$54,068$55,530$56,991
GS-8$48,549$50,167$51,785$53,404$55,022$56,640$58,258$59,876$61,495$63,113
GS-9$53,623$55,410$57,197$58,984$60,771$62,558$64,345$66,132$67,919$69,706
GS-10$59,052$61,020$62,987$64,955$66,923$68,891$70,859$72,827$74,795$76,762
GS-11$64,878$67,041$69,204$71,368$73,531$75,694$77,857$80,021$82,184$84,347
GS-12$77,762$80,355$82,947$85,539$88,132$90,724$93,317$95,909$98,502$101,094
GS-13$92,469$95,551$98,633$101,715$104,797$107,879$110,961$114,043$117,125$120,207
GS-14$109,271$112,914$116,556$120,199$123,842$127,484$131,127$134,770$138,413$142,055
GS-15$128,532$132,816$137,101$141,385$145,669$149,953$154,237$158,522$162,806$166,500*

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

Government installations that use the Milwaukee GS locality include VA Medical Center, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Wisconsin

Any federal employees in Wisconsin 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 Green Bay, Madison, Fort McCoy, 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/wisconsin