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General Schedule (GS) Payscale Table for 2020

Base pay rates are established in the congressional budget or by executive order in lieu of a budget. Each year, the new pay rates go into effect on January 1st.

On average, federal employees receive 1-3% raise each year. Effective raises may be higher in some areas when factoring in changes to locality rate adjustments as well.

Last year, federal employees received a 1% raise. The table below shows the federal General Schedule Base Payscale factoring in next-year's expected 1.5% across-the-board raise.

The official 2020 GS payscale will be published here as soon as the official rates are released.

This is 2020's unofficial General Schedule (GS) Pay Scale including an expected 1.5% raise.

2020 GS Base Payscale

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$19,334$19,981$20,625$21,263$21,907$22,282$22,918$23,559$23,585$24,184
GS-2$21,738$22,256$22,976$23,585$23,849$24,551$25,252$25,954$26,655$27,356
GS-3$23,719$24,509$25,300$26,091$26,881$27,672$28,463$29,253$30,044$30,835
GS-4$26,626$27,514$28,401$29,288$30,175$31,062$31,949$32,836$33,723$34,610
GS-5$29,790$30,783$31,776$32,768$33,761$34,754$35,746$36,739$37,732$38,724
GS-6$33,207$34,314$35,421$36,529$37,636$38,744$39,851$40,958$42,066$43,173
GS-7$36,901$38,132$39,362$40,592$41,822$43,052$44,282$45,513$46,743$47,973
GS-8$40,867$42,229$43,591$44,953$46,315$47,678$49,040$50,402$51,764$53,126
GS-9$45,138$46,642$48,147$49,651$51,155$52,659$54,163$55,668$57,172$58,676
GS-10$49,708$51,364$53,021$54,677$56,334$57,990$59,646$61,303$62,959$64,616
GS-11$54,612$56,433$58,254$60,075$61,896$63,717$65,538$67,358$69,179$71,000
GS-12$65,457$67,640$69,822$72,004$74,186$76,369$78,551$80,733$82,915$85,098
GS-13$77,837$80,432$83,026$85,620$88,215$90,809$93,403$95,998$98,592$101,186
GS-14$91,980$95,047$98,113$101,179$104,246$107,312$110,378$113,445$116,511$119,577
GS-15$108,194$111,800$115,407$119,013$122,619$126,225$129,832$133,438$137,044$140,651

This table shows the expected base pay rates for all General Schedule (GS) positions in 2020. The official 2020 GS Pay Scale has not been finalized. This table is revised yearly, effective each January, to reflect increasing costs of living. The official 2020 pay table will be published here as soon as the data becomes available.

To view the GS Pay Scale table for the current year (or other historical years), choose any year from the list above.

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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2020