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General Schedule (GS) Payscale Table for 2020


The General Schedule base payscale is adjusted for cost of living based on location.

Choose your locality from the dropdown list above to view the locality-adjusted pay table applicable in your area.

The unadjusted General Schedule base pay table can be found at the bottom of this page.


The General Schedule (GS) payscale is the federal government payscale used to determine the salaries of over 70% of federal civilian employees. 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).

The 2020 GS base pay table is displayed below. To determine actual pay, base pay is modified by a "Locality Pay Adjustment" percentage, which is specified by whichever of the 34 General Schedule pay localities in which the employee is located.

Use the map or drop-down below to view Locality-adjusted GS pay tables, or use our GS Pay Calculator to calculate your pay.

2020 GS Base Payscale Table

2020 General Schedule Pay Raise: From 2019 to 2020, the GS pay rates were raised a total of 2.6%

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$19,543$20,198$20,848$21,494$22,144$22,524$23,166$23,814$23,840$24,448
GS-2$21,974$22,497$23,225$23,840$24,108$24,817$25,526$26,235$26,944$27,653
GS-3$23,976$24,775$25,574$26,373$27,172$27,971$28,770$29,569$30,368$31,167
GS-4$26,915$27,812$28,709$29,606$30,503$31,400$32,297$33,194$34,091$34,988
GS-5$30,113$31,117$32,121$33,125$34,129$35,133$36,137$37,141$38,145$39,149
GS-6$33,567$34,686$35,805$36,924$38,043$39,162$40,281$41,400$42,519$43,638
GS-7$37,301$38,544$39,787$41,030$42,273$43,516$44,759$46,002$47,245$48,488
GS-8$41,310$42,687$44,064$45,441$46,818$48,195$49,572$50,949$52,326$53,703
GS-9$45,627$47,148$48,669$50,190$51,711$53,232$54,753$56,274$57,795$59,316
GS-10$50,246$51,921$53,596$55,271$56,946$58,621$60,296$61,971$63,646$65,321
GS-11$55,204$57,044$58,884$60,724$62,564$64,404$66,244$68,084$69,924$71,764
GS-12$66,167$68,373$70,579$72,785$74,991$77,197$79,403$81,609$83,815$86,021
GS-13$78,681$81,304$83,927$86,550$89,173$91,796$94,419$97,042$99,665$102,288
GS-14$92,977$96,076$99,175$102,274$105,373$108,472$111,571$114,670$117,769$120,868
GS-15$109,366$113,012$116,658$120,304$123,950$127,596$131,242$134,888$138,534$142,180
This is the current-year General Schedule (GS) Pay Scale, effective for 2020

This table shows the base pay amounts for all General Schedule employees based on the 2020 GS Pay Scale, as published by the Office of Personnel Management.

General Schedule base pay tables are revised yearly, effective each January, to reflect inflation and increasing costs of living. To view the GS Pay Scale table for past years, use the year list above the map at the top of this page.

While official pay tables for the upcoming year (2021) are published by the OPM in December, FederalPay will publish estimated pay tables as soon as the federal pay raise percentages for the upcoming year are approved by Congress each fall.

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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2020