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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in New York 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 York 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 York, 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 New York, Yonkers, Fort Hamilton, West Point, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the New York City GS locality include VA Medical Center, Fort Drum, Fort Hamilton, Fort Hamilton, West Point U.S. Military Academy, and other facilities within the region.

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BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

The BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Buffalo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.2% 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$23,491$24,278$25,059$25,836$26,617$27,074$27,846$28,624$28,656$29,386
GS-2$26,413$27,041$27,916$28,656$28,978$29,830$30,682$31,534$32,387$33,239
GS-3$28,819$29,780$30,740$31,700$32,661$33,621$34,582$35,542$36,502$37,463
GS-4$32,352$33,430$34,508$35,586$36,665$37,743$38,821$39,899$40,977$42,056
GS-5$36,196$37,403$38,609$39,816$41,023$42,230$43,437$44,643$45,850$47,057
GS-6$40,348$41,693$43,038$44,383$45,728$47,073$48,418$49,763$51,108$52,453
GS-7$44,836$46,330$47,824$49,318$50,812$52,306$53,800$55,294$56,788$58,283
GS-8$49,655$51,310$52,965$54,620$56,275$57,930$59,586$61,241$62,896$64,551
GS-9$54,844$56,672$58,500$60,328$62,157$63,985$65,813$67,641$69,470$71,298
GS-10$60,396$62,409$64,422$66,436$68,449$70,462$72,476$74,489$76,502$78,516
GS-11$66,355$68,567$70,779$72,990$75,202$77,414$79,625$81,837$84,049$86,260
GS-12$79,533$82,184$84,836$87,488$90,139$92,791$95,442$98,094$100,746$103,397
GS-13$94,575$97,727$100,880$104,033$107,186$110,339$113,492$116,644$119,797$122,950
GS-14$111,758$115,483$119,208$122,933$126,658$130,383$134,108$137,833$141,558$145,283
GS-15$131,458$135,840$140,223$144,605$148,988$153,370$157,753$162,135$166,518$170,800*

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

Government installations that use the Buffalo GS locality include Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, and other facilities within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.88% 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$23,037$23,809$24,576$25,337$26,103$26,551$27,308$28,072$28,103$28,819
GS-2$25,903$26,519$27,378$28,103$28,419$29,254$30,090$30,926$31,762$32,597
GS-3$28,263$29,205$30,147$31,088$32,030$32,972$33,914$34,856$35,798$36,740
GS-4$31,727$32,785$33,842$34,900$35,957$37,014$38,072$39,129$40,186$41,244
GS-5$35,497$36,681$37,864$39,048$40,231$41,415$42,598$43,782$44,965$46,149
GS-6$39,569$40,888$42,207$43,526$44,845$46,164$47,483$48,802$50,121$51,440
GS-7$43,970$45,436$46,901$48,366$49,831$51,297$52,762$54,227$55,692$57,158
GS-8$48,696$50,319$51,943$53,566$55,189$56,812$58,435$60,059$61,682$63,305
GS-9$53,785$55,578$57,371$59,164$60,957$62,750$64,543$66,336$68,129$69,922
GS-10$59,230$61,204$63,179$65,153$67,128$69,102$71,077$73,051$75,026$77,000
GS-11$65,074$67,243$69,412$71,581$73,750$75,919$78,088$80,257$82,426$84,595
GS-12$77,998$80,598$83,199$85,799$88,399$91,000$93,600$96,201$98,801$101,402
GS-13$92,749$95,841$98,933$102,025$105,117$108,209$111,301$114,393$117,485$120,577
GS-14$109,601$113,254$116,907$120,561$124,214$127,867$131,520$135,173$138,826$142,479
GS-15$128,921$133,219$137,516$141,814$146,112$150,410$154,708$159,006$163,304$167,602

The Albany locality pay rate also applies to Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Albany GS locality include Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet Arsenal, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of New York

Any federal employees in New York 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 Rochester, Syracuse, Fort Drum, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Fort Drum, 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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