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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Georgia 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.

Georgia 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 Georgia, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL

The ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Atlanta and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 22.16% 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$24,112$24,921$25,722$26,520$27,321$27,790$28,583$29,382$29,414$30,161
GS-2$27,112$27,757$28,655$29,414$29,745$30,619$31,494$32,369$33,243$34,118
GS-3$29,582$30,568$31,554$32,540$33,526$34,511$35,497$36,483$37,469$38,455
GS-4$33,208$34,315$35,422$36,528$37,635$38,742$39,849$40,955$42,062$43,169
GS-5$37,154$38,392$39,631$40,870$42,109$43,347$44,586$45,825$47,063$48,302
GS-6$41,416$42,796$44,177$45,557$46,938$48,318$49,698$51,079$52,459$53,840
GS-7$46,023$47,557$49,091$50,626$52,160$53,694$55,229$56,763$58,297$59,832
GS-8$50,969$52,668$54,367$56,067$57,766$59,465$61,164$62,864$64,563$66,262
GS-9$56,295$58,171$60,048$61,924$63,801$65,677$67,553$69,430$71,306$73,182
GS-10$61,994$64,061$66,128$68,195$70,262$72,328$74,395$76,462$78,529$80,596
GS-11$68,112$70,382$72,653$74,924$77,195$79,466$81,737$84,008$86,279$88,550
GS-12$81,638$84,360$87,082$89,803$92,525$95,247$97,969$100,690$103,412$106,134
GS-13$97,078$100,314$103,550$106,786$110,022$113,258$116,494$119,730$122,966$126,202
GS-14$114,717$118,540$122,364$126,188$130,011$133,835$137,658$141,482$145,306$149,129
GS-15$134,938$139,436$143,934$148,432$152,930$157,428$161,926$166,423$170,921$172,500*

The Atlanta locality pay rate also applies to Atlanta, East Point, Forest Park, Marietta, Sandy Springs, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Atlanta GS locality include Dobbins Air Reserve Base, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Georgia

Any federal employees in Georgia 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$22,886$23,654$24,414$25,172$25,932$26,377$27,130$27,888$27,918$28,628
GS-2$25,734$26,346$27,198$27,918$28,233$29,063$29,893$30,723$31,553$32,384
GS-3$28,078$29,014$29,950$30,886$31,821$32,757$33,693$34,628$35,564$36,500
GS-4$31,520$32,570$33,621$34,671$35,722$36,772$37,823$38,873$39,924$40,974
GS-5$35,265$36,441$37,616$38,792$39,968$41,144$42,319$43,495$44,671$45,847
GS-6$39,311$40,621$41,931$43,241$44,551$45,862$47,172$48,482$49,792$51,103
GS-7$43,683$45,139$46,596$48,052$49,508$50,965$52,421$53,877$55,334$56,790
GS-8$48,378$49,991$51,604$53,216$54,829$56,442$58,055$59,668$61,281$62,894
GS-9$53,433$55,214$56,995$58,776$60,557$62,338$64,119$65,900$67,681$69,462
GS-10$58,842$60,804$62,766$64,728$66,690$68,652$70,614$72,575$74,537$76,499
GS-11$64,649$66,805$68,960$71,116$73,271$75,427$77,582$79,738$81,893$84,049
GS-12$77,488$80,072$82,655$85,238$87,822$90,405$92,988$95,572$98,155$100,739
GS-13$92,143$95,215$98,286$101,358$104,429$107,501$110,572$113,644$116,715$119,787
GS-14$108,885$112,514$116,144$119,773$123,402$127,031$130,661$134,290$137,919$141,548
GS-15$128,078$132,348$136,617$140,886$145,155$149,425$153,694$157,963$162,233$166,502

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Albany, Columbus, Dahlonega, Hinesville, Macon, Savannah, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Augusta, Kings Bay, Fort Benning, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Fort Gordon, Moody Air Force Base, 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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