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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin, 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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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI

The MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.66% 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$24,362$25,179$25,989$26,794$27,605$28,078$28,879$29,687$29,719$30,477
GS-2$27,393$28,045$28,952$29,719$30,053$30,937$31,821$32,705$33,588$34,472
GS-3$29,888$30,885$31,881$32,877$33,873$34,869$35,865$36,861$37,857$38,853
GS-4$33,552$34,670$35,789$36,907$38,025$39,143$40,261$41,380$42,498$43,616
GS-5$37,539$38,790$40,042$41,294$42,545$43,797$45,048$46,300$47,552$48,803
GS-6$41,845$43,240$44,635$46,029$47,424$48,819$50,214$51,609$53,004$54,399
GS-7$46,499$48,049$49,598$51,148$52,698$54,247$55,797$57,346$58,896$60,445
GS-8$51,497$53,214$54,930$56,647$58,363$60,080$61,796$63,513$65,230$66,946
GS-9$56,879$58,775$60,671$62,567$64,463$66,359$68,255$70,151$72,047$73,943
GS-10$62,637$64,725$66,813$68,901$70,989$73,077$75,165$77,253$79,341$81,429
GS-11$68,817$71,111$73,405$75,699$77,992$80,286$82,580$84,874$87,167$89,461
GS-12$82,484$85,234$87,984$90,734$93,484$96,234$98,984$101,734$104,484$107,234
GS-13$98,084$101,354$104,623$107,893$111,163$114,433$117,703$120,973$124,242$127,512
GS-14$115,905$119,768$123,632$127,495$131,358$135,221$139,084$142,948$146,811$150,674
GS-15$136,336$140,881$145,426$149,971$154,516$159,061$163,606$168,151$170,800*$170,800*
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MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI

The MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.96% 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$23,639$24,432$25,218$25,999$26,785$27,245$28,022$28,805$28,837$29,572
GS-2$26,580$27,212$28,093$28,837$29,161$30,019$30,876$31,734$32,591$33,449
GS-3$29,001$29,968$30,934$31,901$32,867$33,834$34,800$35,767$36,733$37,700
GS-4$32,556$33,641$34,726$35,811$36,896$37,981$39,066$40,151$41,236$42,321
GS-5$36,425$37,639$38,854$40,068$41,282$42,497$43,711$44,926$46,140$47,355
GS-6$40,603$41,956$43,310$44,663$46,017$47,370$48,724$50,077$51,431$52,785
GS-7$45,119$46,623$48,126$49,630$51,133$52,637$54,140$55,644$57,148$58,651
GS-8$49,969$51,634$53,300$54,965$56,631$58,297$59,962$61,628$63,294$64,959
GS-9$55,190$57,030$58,870$60,710$62,550$64,389$66,229$68,069$69,909$71,749
GS-10$60,778$62,804$64,830$66,856$68,882$70,908$72,934$74,960$76,986$79,012
GS-11$66,775$69,000$71,226$73,452$75,677$77,903$80,129$82,354$84,580$86,806
GS-12$80,036$82,704$85,372$88,041$90,709$93,377$96,046$98,714$101,383$104,051
GS-13$95,173$98,345$101,518$104,691$107,864$111,036$114,209$117,382$120,555$123,728
GS-14$112,465$116,214$119,962$123,711$127,459$131,208$134,956$138,705$142,453$146,202
GS-15$132,289$136,699$141,110$145,520$149,930$154,340$158,750$163,161$167,571$170,800*

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

Government installations that use the Milwaukee GS locality include VA Medical Center, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Wisconsin

Any federal employees in Wisconsin 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 Green Bay, Madison, Fort McCoy, 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/wisconsin