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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in New Jersey 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.

New Jersey 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 New Jersey, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 33.98% 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$26,184$27,061$27,932$28,798$29,669$30,178$31,038$31,906$31,941$32,755
GS-2$29,441$30,141$31,117$31,941$32,300$33,250$34,200$35,150$36,100$37,049
GS-3$32,123$33,194$34,264$35,335$36,405$37,476$38,546$39,617$40,687$41,758
GS-4$36,061$37,263$38,464$39,666$40,868$42,070$43,272$44,473$45,675$46,877
GS-5$40,345$41,691$43,036$44,381$45,726$47,071$48,416$49,762$51,107$52,452
GS-6$44,973$46,472$47,972$49,471$50,970$52,469$53,968$55,468$56,967$58,466
GS-7$49,976$51,641$53,307$54,972$56,637$58,303$59,968$61,633$63,299$64,964
GS-8$55,347$57,192$59,037$60,882$62,727$64,572$66,417$68,261$70,106$71,951
GS-9$61,131$63,169$65,207$67,245$69,282$71,320$73,358$75,396$77,434$79,472
GS-10$67,320$69,564$71,808$74,052$76,296$78,540$80,785$83,029$85,273$87,517
GS-11$73,962$76,428$78,893$81,358$83,823$86,288$88,754$91,219$93,684$96,149
GS-12$88,651$91,606$94,562$97,517$100,473$103,429$106,384$109,340$112,295$115,251
GS-13$105,417$108,931$112,445$115,960$119,474$122,988$126,503$130,017$133,531$137,045
GS-14$124,571$128,723$132,875$137,027$141,179$145,331$149,483$153,635$157,787$161,939
GS-15$146,529$151,413$156,298$161,183$166,068$170,800*$170,800*$170,800*$170,800*$170,800*

The New York City locality pay rate also applies to Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Wharton, Wrightstown, Wrightstown, Wrightstown, Colts Neck, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the New York City GS locality include Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Picatinny Arsenal, and other facilities within the region.

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PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD

The PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 26.04% 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$24,632$25,458$26,277$27,091$27,910$28,389$29,198$30,015$30,048$30,814
GS-2$27,696$28,355$29,273$30,048$30,386$31,279$32,173$33,067$33,960$34,854
GS-3$30,219$31,226$32,233$33,241$34,248$35,255$36,262$37,269$38,276$39,283
GS-4$33,924$35,054$36,185$37,315$38,446$39,577$40,707$41,838$42,968$44,099
GS-5$37,954$39,220$40,485$41,751$43,016$44,282$45,547$46,813$48,078$49,343
GS-6$42,308$43,718$45,129$46,539$47,949$49,360$50,770$52,181$53,591$55,001
GS-7$47,014$48,581$50,148$51,714$53,281$54,848$56,414$57,981$59,548$61,114
GS-8$52,067$53,803$55,538$57,274$59,009$60,745$62,481$64,216$65,952$67,687
GS-9$57,508$59,425$61,342$63,259$65,177$67,094$69,011$70,928$72,845$74,762
GS-10$63,330$65,441$67,552$69,664$71,775$73,886$75,997$78,108$80,219$82,331
GS-11$69,579$71,898$74,217$76,537$78,856$81,175$83,494$85,813$88,132$90,451
GS-12$83,397$86,177$88,958$91,738$94,519$97,299$100,080$102,860$105,640$108,421
GS-13$99,170$102,476$105,782$109,088$112,394$115,700$119,006$122,312$125,618$128,924
GS-14$117,188$121,094$125,000$128,906$132,812$136,718$140,624$144,530$148,436$152,342
GS-15$137,845$142,440$147,036$151,631$156,227$160,822$165,417$170,013$170,800*$170,800*

The Philadelphia locality pay rate also applies to Cape May, Wildwood, Wrightstown, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Philadelphia GS locality include Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, 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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