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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

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 30.2% 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$26,264$27,145$28,018$28,887$29,760$30,270$31,135$32,004$32,040$32,855
GS-2$29,532$30,235$31,213$32,040$32,402$33,355$34,308$35,261$36,214$37,167
GS-3$32,223$33,297$34,371$35,446$36,520$37,594$38,668$39,742$40,816$41,891
GS-4$36,172$37,378$38,583$39,789$40,995$42,200$43,406$44,612$45,817$47,023
GS-5$40,470$41,819$43,168$44,517$45,866$47,214$48,563$49,912$51,261$52,610
GS-6$45,113$46,617$48,121$49,624$51,128$52,632$54,136$55,640$57,143$58,647
GS-7$50,131$51,801$53,472$55,142$56,813$58,483$60,154$61,824$63,495$65,165
GS-8$55,519$57,369$59,219$61,069$62,919$64,769$66,619$68,470$70,320$72,170
GS-9$61,320$63,364$65,409$67,453$69,497$71,541$73,585$75,629$77,673$79,718
GS-10$67,527$69,778$72,029$74,280$76,532$78,783$81,034$83,285$85,536$87,787
GS-11$74,192$76,664$79,137$81,609$84,082$86,554$89,027$91,499$93,972$96,444
GS-12$88,925$91,890$94,855$97,819$100,784$103,749$106,713$109,678$112,643$115,607
GS-13$105,743$109,268$112,792$116,317$119,841$123,366$126,890$130,415$133,939$137,464
GS-14$124,957$129,122$133,287$137,452$141,617$145,782$149,947$154,113$158,278$162,443
GS-15$146,983$151,882$156,782$161,681$166,580$171,480$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*

The Hartford locality pay rate also applies to Chicopee, Springfield, and other cities within the region.

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BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-ME

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-ME General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Boston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 30.09% 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$26,242$27,122$27,994$28,863$29,735$30,245$31,108$31,977$32,013$32,827
GS-2$29,507$30,209$31,186$32,013$32,374$33,326$34,279$35,231$36,183$37,135
GS-3$32,196$33,269$34,342$35,416$36,489$37,562$38,635$39,709$40,782$41,855
GS-4$36,142$37,346$38,551$39,756$40,960$42,165$43,369$44,574$45,779$46,983
GS-5$40,436$41,784$43,131$44,479$45,827$47,175$48,522$49,870$51,218$52,565
GS-6$45,075$46,577$48,080$49,583$51,085$52,588$54,090$55,593$57,095$58,598
GS-7$50,089$51,758$53,427$55,096$56,765$58,434$60,103$61,772$63,441$65,110
GS-8$55,472$57,320$59,169$61,017$62,866$64,715$66,563$68,412$70,260$72,109
GS-9$61,268$63,311$65,353$67,396$69,438$71,481$73,523$75,565$77,608$79,650
GS-10$67,470$69,719$71,968$74,218$76,467$78,716$80,965$83,215$85,464$87,713
GS-11$74,129$76,600$79,070$81,540$84,011$86,481$88,952$91,422$93,892$96,363
GS-12$88,850$91,812$94,774$97,737$100,699$103,661$106,623$109,585$112,547$115,510
GS-13$105,654$109,175$112,697$116,219$119,740$123,262$126,783$130,305$133,826$137,348
GS-14$124,851$129,013$133,174$137,336$141,498$145,659$149,821$153,982$158,144$162,305
GS-15$146,859$151,754$156,649$161,544$166,440$171,335$176,230$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*

The Boston locality pay rate also applies to Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Worcester, Bedford, Devens, Natick, Sandwich, Woods Hole, and other cities within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.68% 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$23,940$24,744$25,539$26,332$27,127$27,592$28,380$29,173$29,205$29,948
GS-2$26,919$27,560$28,451$29,205$29,535$30,403$31,272$32,141$33,010$33,878
GS-3$29,372$30,351$31,330$32,309$33,289$34,268$35,247$36,226$37,205$38,184
GS-4$32,972$34,071$35,170$36,269$37,368$38,467$39,566$40,665$41,763$42,862
GS-5$36,889$38,119$39,348$40,578$41,807$43,037$44,266$45,496$46,726$47,955
GS-6$41,121$42,492$43,863$45,234$46,604$47,975$49,346$50,717$52,087$53,458
GS-7$45,695$47,218$48,741$50,263$51,786$53,309$54,831$56,354$57,877$59,399
GS-8$50,606$52,293$53,979$55,666$57,352$59,039$60,725$62,411$64,098$65,784
GS-9$55,895$57,758$59,621$61,485$63,348$65,211$67,074$68,938$70,801$72,664
GS-10$61,552$63,604$65,656$67,708$69,760$71,812$73,864$75,916$77,968$80,020
GS-11$67,627$69,881$72,135$74,389$76,642$78,896$81,150$83,404$85,657$87,911
GS-12$81,057$83,760$86,462$89,164$91,867$94,569$97,271$99,974$102,676$105,378
GS-13$96,387$99,600$102,812$106,025$109,238$112,450$115,663$118,876$122,088$125,301
GS-14$113,901$117,697$121,494$125,290$129,087$132,884$136,680$140,477$144,273$148,070
GS-15$133,978$138,444$142,910$147,376$151,842$156,307$160,773$165,239$169,705$174,171
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Rest of Massachusetts

Any federal employees in Massachusetts 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
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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/massachusetts