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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Kentucky 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.

Kentucky 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 Kentucky, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.94% 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$24,396$25,215$26,025$26,833$27,643$28,117$28,920$29,728$29,761$30,518
GS-2$27,432$28,085$28,993$29,761$30,097$30,982$31,868$32,753$33,638$34,524
GS-3$29,931$30,929$31,927$32,925$33,922$34,920$35,918$36,916$37,913$38,911
GS-4$33,600$34,719$35,839$36,959$38,079$39,199$40,319$41,439$42,559$43,679
GS-5$37,592$38,845$40,098$41,351$42,604$43,856$45,109$46,362$47,615$48,868
GS-6$41,905$43,301$44,698$46,095$47,492$48,889$50,286$51,682$53,079$54,476
GS-7$46,566$48,117$49,669$51,221$52,772$54,324$55,875$57,427$58,979$60,530
GS-8$51,570$53,289$55,007$56,726$58,444$60,163$61,881$63,600$65,318$67,037
GS-9$56,959$58,858$60,757$62,655$64,554$66,453$68,352$70,250$72,149$74,048
GS-10$62,724$64,815$66,906$68,997$71,089$73,180$75,271$77,362$79,453$81,544
GS-11$68,915$71,212$73,509$75,805$78,102$80,398$82,695$84,992$87,288$89,585
GS-12$82,601$85,355$88,108$90,862$93,616$96,370$99,124$101,877$104,631$107,385
GS-13$98,223$101,496$104,770$108,044$111,318$114,592$117,866$121,140$124,413$127,687
GS-14$116,070$119,939$123,807$127,676$131,545$135,414$139,283$143,152$147,021$150,890
GS-15$136,529$141,080$145,631$150,182$154,733$159,284$163,835$168,386$172,937$176,300*
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Rest of Kentucky

Any federal employees in Kentucky 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 Hopkinsville, Lexington-Fayette, Lexington, Fort Knox, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Naval Support Activity Crane, VA Northern Indiana Health Care System - Fort Wayne Campus , VA Northern Indiana Health Care System - Fort Wayne Campus , and other facilities 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/kentucky