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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Connecticut for 2021

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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.

Connecticut 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 Connecticut, 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$26,445$27,332$28,211$29,086$29,965$30,479$31,349$32,225$32,260$33,080
GS-2$29,736$30,443$31,428$32,260$32,623$33,582$34,541$35,501$36,460$37,419
GS-3$32,445$33,526$34,607$35,688$36,769$37,851$38,932$40,013$41,094$42,176
GS-4$36,421$37,635$38,849$40,063$41,277$42,490$43,704$44,918$46,132$47,346
GS-5$40,749$42,107$43,466$44,824$46,183$47,541$48,900$50,259$51,617$52,976
GS-6$45,423$46,937$48,451$49,965$51,479$52,993$54,507$56,021$57,535$59,049
GS-7$50,476$52,158$53,841$55,524$57,207$58,890$60,572$62,255$63,938$65,621
GS-8$55,900$57,764$59,628$61,491$63,355$65,219$67,082$68,946$70,810$72,673
GS-9$61,742$63,800$65,858$67,916$69,974$72,032$74,090$76,148$78,205$80,263
GS-10$67,992$70,259$72,526$74,793$77,060$79,327$81,594$83,861$86,128$88,395
GS-11$74,702$77,193$79,683$82,174$84,665$87,155$89,646$92,137$94,627$97,118
GS-12$89,537$92,523$95,508$98,493$101,478$104,463$107,448$110,433$113,418$116,403
GS-13$106,471$110,020$113,569$117,119$120,668$124,217$127,766$131,315$134,864$138,413
GS-14$125,817$130,010$134,204$138,397$142,591$146,784$150,978$155,172$159,365$163,559
GS-15$147,994$152,927$157,861$162,794$167,727$172,500*$172,500*$172,500*$172,500*$172,500*

The New York City locality pay rate also applies to Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the New York City GS locality include East Granby103rd Airlift Wing, and other facilities within the region.

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HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA

The HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Hartford and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 29.49% 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$25,559$26,416$27,265$28,111$28,960$29,458$30,298$31,145$31,179$31,971
GS-2$28,739$29,423$30,374$31,179$31,530$32,457$33,384$34,311$35,238$36,165
GS-3$31,357$32,402$33,447$34,492$35,537$36,582$37,627$38,672$39,717$40,762
GS-4$35,201$36,374$37,547$38,720$39,893$41,066$42,240$43,413$44,586$45,759
GS-5$39,383$40,696$42,009$43,322$44,635$45,948$47,261$48,574$49,887$51,200
GS-6$43,901$45,364$46,827$48,291$49,754$51,217$52,680$54,144$55,607$57,070
GS-7$48,784$50,410$52,037$53,663$55,290$56,916$58,542$60,169$61,795$63,422
GS-8$54,027$55,828$57,630$59,431$61,232$63,033$64,834$66,636$68,437$70,238
GS-9$59,673$61,662$63,651$65,640$67,629$69,618$71,607$73,596$75,585$77,574
GS-10$65,714$67,905$70,096$72,286$74,477$76,668$78,859$81,050$83,241$85,432
GS-11$72,198$74,606$77,013$79,420$81,827$84,235$86,642$89,049$91,456$93,863
GS-12$86,537$89,422$92,307$95,192$98,077$100,962$103,847$106,732$109,617$112,502
GS-13$102,903$106,333$109,763$113,194$116,624$120,054$123,484$126,914$130,345$133,775
GS-14$121,600$125,653$129,706$133,759$137,812$141,865$145,918$149,971$154,024$158,078
GS-15$143,035$147,802$152,570$157,338$162,106$166,874$171,642$172,500*$172,500*$172,500*

The Hartford locality pay rate also applies to Groton, Hartford, New London, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Hartford GS locality include East Granby103rd Airlift Wing, and other facilities within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $172,500, 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/2021/connecticut