General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Indiana for 2020

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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.

Indiana 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 Indiana, 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 28.59% 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$25,130$25,973$26,808$27,639$28,475$28,964$29,789$30,622$30,656$31,438
GS-2$28,256$28,929$29,865$30,656$31,000$31,912$32,824$33,736$34,647$35,559
GS-3$30,831$31,858$32,886$33,913$34,940$35,968$36,995$38,023$39,050$40,078
GS-4$34,610$35,763$36,917$38,070$39,224$40,377$41,531$42,684$43,838$44,991
GS-5$38,722$40,013$41,304$42,595$43,886$45,178$46,469$47,760$49,051$50,342
GS-6$43,164$44,603$46,042$47,481$48,919$50,358$51,797$53,236$54,675$56,114
GS-7$47,965$49,564$51,162$52,760$54,359$55,957$57,556$59,154$60,752$62,351
GS-8$53,121$54,891$56,662$58,433$60,203$61,974$63,745$65,515$67,286$69,057
GS-9$58,672$60,628$62,583$64,539$66,495$68,451$70,407$72,363$74,319$76,274
GS-10$64,611$66,765$68,919$71,073$73,227$75,381$77,535$79,689$81,842$83,996
GS-11$70,987$73,353$75,719$78,085$80,451$82,817$85,183$87,549$89,915$92,281
GS-12$85,084$87,921$90,758$93,594$96,431$99,268$102,104$104,941$107,778$110,614
GS-13$101,176$104,549$107,922$111,295$114,668$118,040$121,413$124,786$128,159$131,532
GS-14$119,559$123,544$127,529$131,514$135,499$139,484$143,469$147,454$151,439$155,424
GS-15$140,634$145,322$150,011$154,699$159,387$164,076$168,764$170,800*$170,800*$170,800*
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CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.55% 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$23,559$24,349$25,132$25,911$26,695$27,153$27,927$28,708$28,739$29,472
GS-2$26,490$27,120$27,998$28,739$29,062$29,917$30,772$31,626$32,481$33,336
GS-3$28,903$29,866$30,829$31,793$32,756$33,719$34,682$35,645$36,609$37,572
GS-4$32,446$33,527$34,609$35,690$36,771$37,853$38,934$40,015$41,097$42,178
GS-5$36,301$37,512$38,722$39,932$41,143$42,353$43,563$44,773$45,984$47,194
GS-6$40,465$41,814$43,163$44,512$45,861$47,210$48,559$49,908$51,257$52,606
GS-7$44,966$46,465$47,963$49,462$50,960$52,459$53,957$55,455$56,954$58,452
GS-8$49,799$51,459$53,119$54,779$56,439$58,099$59,759$61,419$63,079$64,739
GS-9$55,003$56,837$58,670$60,504$62,338$64,171$66,005$67,838$69,672$71,505
GS-10$60,572$62,591$64,610$66,629$68,648$70,668$72,687$74,706$76,725$78,744
GS-11$66,548$68,767$70,985$73,203$75,421$77,639$79,857$82,075$84,293$86,512
GS-12$79,764$82,424$85,083$87,742$90,402$93,061$95,720$98,380$101,039$103,698
GS-13$94,850$98,012$101,174$104,336$107,498$110,660$113,822$116,984$120,146$123,308
GS-14$112,084$115,820$119,555$123,291$127,027$130,763$134,499$138,235$141,971$145,706
GS-15$131,841$136,236$140,631$145,026$149,422$153,817$158,212$162,607$167,003$170,800*
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INDIANAPOLIS-CARMEL-MUNCIE, IN

The INDIANAPOLIS-CARMEL-MUNCIE, IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.92% 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$22,850$23,616$24,375$25,131$25,891$26,335$27,086$27,843$27,874$28,585
GS-2$25,692$26,303$27,155$27,874$28,187$29,016$29,845$30,674$31,503$32,332
GS-3$28,033$28,967$29,901$30,835$31,770$32,704$33,638$34,572$35,506$36,440
GS-4$31,469$32,518$33,567$34,615$35,664$36,713$37,762$38,810$39,859$40,908
GS-5$35,208$36,382$37,556$38,730$39,904$41,078$42,251$43,425$44,599$45,773
GS-6$39,247$40,555$41,863$43,172$44,480$45,788$47,097$48,405$49,713$51,022
GS-7$43,612$45,066$46,519$47,972$49,426$50,879$52,332$53,786$55,239$56,692
GS-8$48,300$49,910$51,520$53,130$54,740$56,350$57,960$59,570$61,180$62,790
GS-9$53,347$55,125$56,904$58,682$60,461$62,239$64,017$65,796$67,574$69,352
GS-10$58,748$60,706$62,664$64,623$66,581$68,540$70,498$72,456$74,415$76,373
GS-11$64,545$66,696$68,847$70,999$73,150$75,301$77,452$79,604$81,755$83,906
GS-12$77,362$79,942$82,521$85,100$87,679$90,259$92,838$95,417$97,996$100,576
GS-13$91,994$95,061$98,127$101,194$104,261$107,328$110,395$113,462$116,528$119,595
GS-14$108,709$112,332$115,955$119,579$123,202$126,825$130,449$134,072$137,696$141,319
GS-15$127,871$132,134$136,397$140,659$144,922$149,185$153,448$157,711$161,974$166,237

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

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

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Rest of Indiana

Any federal employees in Indiana 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 15.95% (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$22,660$23,420$24,173$24,922$25,676$26,117$26,861$27,612$27,642$28,347
GS-2$25,479$26,085$26,929$27,642$27,953$28,775$29,597$30,419$31,242$32,064
GS-3$27,800$28,727$29,653$30,579$31,506$32,432$33,359$34,285$35,212$36,138
GS-4$31,208$32,248$33,288$34,328$35,368$36,408$37,448$38,488$39,529$40,569
GS-5$34,916$36,080$37,244$38,408$39,573$40,737$41,901$43,065$44,229$45,393
GS-6$38,921$40,218$41,516$42,813$44,111$45,408$46,706$48,003$49,301$50,598
GS-7$43,251$44,692$46,133$47,574$49,016$50,457$51,898$53,339$54,781$56,222
GS-8$47,899$49,496$51,092$52,689$54,285$55,882$57,479$59,075$60,672$62,269
GS-9$52,905$54,668$56,432$58,195$59,959$61,723$63,486$65,250$67,013$68,777
GS-10$58,260$60,202$62,145$64,087$66,029$67,971$69,913$71,855$73,798$75,740
GS-11$64,009$66,143$68,276$70,409$72,543$74,676$76,810$78,943$81,077$83,210
GS-12$76,721$79,278$81,836$84,394$86,952$89,510$92,068$94,626$97,183$99,741
GS-13$91,231$94,272$97,313$100,355$103,396$106,437$109,479$112,520$115,562$118,603
GS-14$107,807$111,400$114,993$118,587$122,180$125,773$129,367$132,960$136,553$140,146
GS-15$126,810$131,037$135,265$139,492$143,720$147,948$152,175$156,403$160,630$164,858

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Crane, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, South Bend, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Naval Surface Warfare Center, Fort Wayne, and other facilities within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $170,800, 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/2020/indiana