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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Illinois for 2022

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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.

Illinois 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 Illinois, 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 29.18% 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$26,058$26,933$27,798$28,661$29,527$30,033$30,891$31,754$31,789$32,597
GS-2$29,301$29,998$30,968$31,789$32,148$33,093$34,039$34,985$35,930$36,876
GS-3$31,971$33,036$34,102$35,168$36,234$37,299$38,365$39,431$40,497$41,562
GS-4$35,889$37,085$38,281$39,477$40,674$41,870$43,066$44,262$45,458$46,655
GS-5$40,153$41,491$42,830$44,168$45,506$46,845$48,183$49,521$50,859$52,198
GS-6$44,760$46,252$47,744$49,236$50,728$52,220$53,712$55,204$56,696$58,188
GS-7$49,738$51,396$53,053$54,710$56,368$58,025$59,682$61,340$62,997$64,655
GS-8$55,084$56,919$58,755$60,591$62,426$64,262$66,098$67,933$69,769$71,604
GS-9$60,840$62,868$64,896$66,924$68,952$70,981$73,009$75,037$77,065$79,093
GS-10$66,998$69,231$71,465$73,698$75,932$78,166$80,399$82,633$84,866$87,100
GS-11$73,611$76,064$78,517$80,970$83,423$85,876$88,329$90,783$93,236$95,689
GS-12$88,229$91,170$94,112$97,053$99,994$102,936$105,877$108,819$111,760$114,702
GS-13$104,915$108,412$111,909$115,406$118,902$122,399$125,896$129,393$132,890$136,387
GS-14$123,978$128,110$132,243$136,375$140,508$144,640$148,773$152,905$157,038$161,170
GS-15$145,831$150,692$155,553$160,414$165,275$170,137$174,998$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*

The Chicago locality pay rate also applies to Aurora, Chicago, Elgin, Joliet, Naperville, Great Lakes, and other cities within the region.

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ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL

The ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Saint Louis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.35% 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$23,874$24,675$25,468$26,258$27,051$27,515$28,301$29,092$29,124$29,864
GS-2$26,844$27,483$28,372$29,124$29,453$30,319$31,185$32,052$32,918$33,784
GS-3$29,290$30,267$31,243$32,220$33,196$34,172$35,149$36,125$37,102$38,078
GS-4$32,880$33,976$35,072$36,168$37,264$38,360$39,456$40,551$41,647$42,743
GS-5$36,787$38,013$39,239$40,465$41,691$42,917$44,143$45,369$46,596$47,822
GS-6$41,007$42,374$43,741$45,108$46,475$47,842$49,209$50,576$51,943$53,310
GS-7$45,568$47,087$48,605$50,124$51,642$53,160$54,679$56,197$57,716$59,234
GS-8$50,466$52,147$53,829$55,511$57,193$58,874$60,556$62,238$63,920$65,601
GS-9$55,739$57,597$59,455$61,314$63,172$65,030$66,888$68,746$70,604$72,462
GS-10$61,381$63,427$65,474$67,520$69,566$71,612$73,659$75,705$77,751$79,797
GS-11$67,439$69,687$71,934$74,182$76,429$78,677$80,924$83,172$85,419$87,667
GS-12$80,832$83,527$86,222$88,916$91,611$94,306$97,001$99,696$102,391$105,085
GS-13$96,119$99,323$102,527$105,730$108,934$112,138$115,342$118,545$121,749$124,953
GS-14$113,584$117,370$121,156$124,942$128,728$132,514$136,300$140,086$143,872$147,658
GS-15$133,605$138,059$142,512$146,966$151,419$155,873$160,326$164,780$169,233$173,687

The Saint Louis locality pay rate also applies to Belleville, Granite City, and other cities within the region.

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DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL

The DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Davenport and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.58% 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$23,718$24,514$25,302$26,087$26,875$27,336$28,117$28,902$28,934$29,670
GS-2$26,669$27,304$28,187$28,934$29,261$30,122$30,982$31,843$32,704$33,564
GS-3$29,100$30,070$31,040$32,010$32,980$33,950$34,920$35,890$36,860$37,830
GS-4$32,666$33,755$34,844$35,932$37,021$38,110$39,199$40,288$41,376$42,465
GS-5$36,547$37,766$38,984$40,202$41,420$42,638$43,856$45,074$46,292$47,511
GS-6$40,740$42,098$43,456$44,814$46,172$47,531$48,889$50,247$51,605$52,963
GS-7$45,272$46,780$48,289$49,797$51,306$52,815$54,323$55,832$57,340$58,849
GS-8$50,137$51,808$53,479$55,150$56,821$58,491$60,162$61,833$63,504$65,175
GS-9$55,377$57,223$59,069$60,915$62,761$64,607$66,453$68,299$70,145$71,991
GS-10$60,982$63,015$65,048$67,081$69,114$71,146$73,179$75,212$77,245$79,278
GS-11$67,001$69,233$71,466$73,699$75,932$78,165$80,398$82,631$84,863$87,096
GS-12$80,306$82,983$85,661$88,338$91,015$93,692$96,370$99,047$101,724$104,402
GS-13$95,494$98,677$101,860$105,042$108,225$111,408$114,591$117,774$120,957$124,140
GS-14$112,845$116,606$120,368$124,129$127,891$131,652$135,413$139,175$142,936$146,698
GS-15$132,736$137,161$141,585$146,010$150,434$154,859$159,283$163,708$168,132$172,557

The Davenport locality pay rate also applies to Rock Island, and other cities within the region.

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Rest of Illinois

Any federal employees in Illinois 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 16.2% (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$23,440$24,227$25,005$25,781$26,560$27,015$27,787$28,563$28,594$29,322
GS-2$26,356$26,984$27,857$28,594$28,918$29,768$30,619$31,469$32,320$33,170
GS-3$28,758$29,717$30,676$31,634$32,593$33,552$34,510$35,469$36,428$37,386
GS-4$32,283$33,359$34,435$35,511$36,587$37,663$38,739$39,815$40,891$41,967
GS-5$36,118$37,322$38,526$39,730$40,934$42,138$43,341$44,545$45,749$46,953
GS-6$40,262$41,604$42,946$44,288$45,631$46,973$48,315$49,657$50,999$52,341
GS-7$44,740$46,231$47,722$49,213$50,704$52,195$53,686$55,176$56,667$58,158
GS-8$49,549$51,200$52,851$54,502$56,154$57,805$59,456$61,107$62,758$64,410
GS-9$54,727$56,551$58,375$60,200$62,024$63,848$65,673$67,497$69,321$71,146
GS-10$60,266$62,275$64,284$66,293$68,302$70,311$72,321$74,330$76,339$78,348
GS-11$66,214$68,421$70,628$72,834$75,041$77,247$79,454$81,661$83,867$86,074
GS-12$79,363$82,009$84,655$87,301$89,947$92,593$95,239$97,885$100,530$103,176
GS-13$94,373$97,519$100,664$103,810$106,955$110,101$113,246$116,392$119,537$122,683
GS-14$111,521$115,238$118,955$122,672$126,390$130,107$133,824$137,541$141,259$144,976
GS-15$131,178$135,551$139,923$144,296$148,669$153,041$157,414$161,786$166,159$170,532

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, and other cities within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $176,300, 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/2022/illinois