General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Michigan 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.

Michigan 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 Michigan, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

DETROIT-WARREN-ANN ARBOR, MI

The DETROIT-WARREN-ANN ARBOR, MI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Detroit and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 27.32% 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$24,882$25,716$26,544$27,366$28,194$28,678$29,495$30,320$30,353$31,127
GS-2$27,977$28,643$29,570$30,353$30,694$31,597$32,500$33,402$34,305$35,208
GS-3$30,526$31,544$32,561$33,578$34,595$35,613$36,630$37,647$38,665$39,682
GS-4$34,268$35,410$36,552$37,694$38,836$39,978$41,121$42,263$43,405$44,547
GS-5$38,340$39,618$40,896$42,175$43,453$44,731$46,010$47,288$48,566$49,845
GS-6$42,738$44,162$45,587$47,012$48,436$49,861$51,286$52,710$54,135$55,560
GS-7$47,492$49,074$50,657$52,239$53,822$55,405$56,987$58,570$60,152$61,735
GS-8$52,596$54,349$56,102$57,855$59,609$61,362$63,115$64,868$66,621$68,375
GS-9$58,092$60,029$61,965$63,902$65,838$67,775$69,712$71,648$73,585$75,521
GS-10$63,973$66,106$68,238$70,371$72,504$74,636$76,769$78,901$81,034$83,167
GS-11$70,286$72,628$74,971$77,314$79,656$81,999$84,342$86,685$89,027$91,370
GS-12$84,244$87,053$89,861$92,670$95,479$98,287$101,096$103,905$106,713$109,522
GS-13$100,177$103,516$106,856$110,195$113,535$116,875$120,214$123,554$126,893$130,233
GS-14$118,378$122,324$126,270$130,215$134,161$138,107$142,052$145,998$149,943$153,889
GS-15$139,245$143,887$148,529$153,171$157,813$162,455$167,097$170,800*$170,800*$170,800*

The Detroit locality pay rate also applies to Ann Arbor, Detroit, Sterling Heights, Warren, Harrison Township, and other cities within the region.

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Rest of Michigan

Any federal employees in Michigan 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 Grand Rapids, Lansing, and other cities 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/michigan