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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in New Jersey 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.

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$26,445$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 Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Wharton, 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, 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$24,878$25,712$26,539$27,362$28,189$28,673$29,491$30,315$30,348$31,119
GS-2$27,973$28,639$29,565$30,348$30,689$31,592$32,494$33,397$34,299$35,202
GS-3$30,522$31,539$32,556$33,573$34,590$35,608$36,625$37,642$38,659$39,676
GS-4$34,263$35,405$36,547$37,688$38,830$39,972$41,114$42,256$43,398$44,540
GS-5$38,334$39,612$40,890$42,168$43,446$44,724$46,002$47,280$48,558$49,836
GS-6$42,731$44,156$45,580$47,004$48,428$49,853$51,277$52,701$54,125$55,550
GS-7$47,484$49,067$50,650$52,233$53,817$55,400$56,983$58,566$60,149$61,732
GS-8$52,588$54,341$56,094$57,847$59,601$61,354$63,107$64,860$66,613$68,367
GS-9$58,083$60,019$61,955$63,891$65,827$67,763$69,699$71,635$73,571$75,507
GS-10$63,963$66,095$68,228$70,361$72,493$74,626$76,758$78,891$81,024$83,156
GS-11$70,275$72,618$74,961$77,304$79,647$81,990$84,333$86,676$89,020$91,363
GS-12$84,231$87,039$89,848$92,656$95,464$98,272$101,080$103,888$106,697$109,505
GS-13$100,161$103,500$106,839$110,178$113,517$116,855$120,194$123,533$126,872$130,211
GS-14$118,360$122,305$126,250$130,196$134,141$138,086$142,031$145,976$149,921$153,866
GS-15$139,224$143,865$148,505$153,146$157,787$162,428$167,069$171,709$172,500*$172,500*

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 $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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