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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, 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 35.06% 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$27,244$28,159$29,064$29,966$30,871$31,400$32,297$33,199$33,236$34,081
GS-2$30,634$31,364$32,378$33,236$33,611$34,600$35,588$36,577$37,566$38,554
GS-3$33,426$34,540$35,654$36,769$37,883$38,997$40,111$41,226$42,340$43,454
GS-4$37,522$38,773$40,024$41,274$42,525$43,776$45,026$46,277$47,528$48,778
GS-5$41,981$43,380$44,779$46,178$47,578$48,977$50,376$51,775$53,174$54,574
GS-6$46,797$48,357$49,917$51,477$53,037$54,597$56,157$57,717$59,276$60,836
GS-7$52,002$53,735$55,468$57,201$58,933$60,666$62,399$64,132$65,865$67,598
GS-8$57,591$59,510$61,429$63,349$65,268$67,187$69,106$71,025$72,945$74,864
GS-9$63,609$65,730$67,850$69,971$72,091$74,211$76,332$78,452$80,573$82,693
GS-10$70,048$72,383$74,718$77,053$79,388$81,723$84,059$86,394$88,729$91,064
GS-11$76,961$79,526$82,091$84,656$87,220$89,785$92,350$94,915$97,480$100,044
GS-12$92,245$95,320$98,395$101,471$104,546$107,621$110,697$113,772$116,847$119,922
GS-13$109,690$113,346$117,002$120,659$124,315$127,971$131,627$135,283$138,939$142,595
GS-14$129,621$133,942$138,262$142,583$146,903$151,224$155,545$159,865$164,186$168,506
GS-15$152,469$157,552$162,634$167,716$172,798$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*

The New York City locality pay rate also applies to Allentown, Tobyhanna, and other cities within the region.

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WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

The WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Washington DC and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 31.53% 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$26,532$27,423$28,304$29,183$30,064$30,579$31,453$32,331$32,367$33,190
GS-2$29,834$30,544$31,532$32,367$32,733$33,695$34,658$35,621$36,584$37,547
GS-3$32,552$33,637$34,723$35,808$36,893$37,978$39,063$40,148$41,233$42,318
GS-4$36,542$37,760$38,978$40,196$41,414$42,632$43,849$45,067$46,285$47,503
GS-5$40,883$42,246$43,609$44,971$46,334$47,697$49,059$50,422$51,785$53,147
GS-6$45,574$47,093$48,612$50,131$51,651$53,170$54,689$56,208$57,727$59,246
GS-7$50,643$52,331$54,018$55,706$57,393$59,081$60,768$62,456$64,143$65,831
GS-8$56,086$57,955$59,824$61,693$63,562$65,431$67,300$69,169$71,038$72,907
GS-9$61,947$64,012$66,077$68,142$70,207$72,272$74,337$76,402$78,467$80,532
GS-10$68,217$70,491$72,765$75,039$77,313$79,587$81,862$84,136$86,410$88,684
GS-11$74,950$77,447$79,945$82,443$84,941$87,439$89,936$92,434$94,932$97,430
GS-12$89,834$92,829$95,824$98,818$101,813$104,808$107,803$110,798$113,793$116,788
GS-13$106,823$110,384$113,944$117,505$121,065$124,626$128,187$131,747$135,308$138,868
GS-14$126,233$130,441$134,649$138,856$143,064$147,272$151,479$155,687$159,894$164,102
GS-15$148,484$153,434$158,383$163,333$168,282$173,232$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*

The Washington DC locality pay rate also applies to Chambersburg, Fairview, and other cities 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 26.95% 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$25,608$26,468$27,318$28,166$29,017$29,515$30,358$31,206$31,240$32,035
GS-2$28,795$29,480$30,434$31,240$31,593$32,522$33,451$34,381$35,310$36,239
GS-3$31,419$32,466$33,514$34,561$35,608$36,656$37,703$38,750$39,798$40,845
GS-4$35,269$36,445$37,620$38,796$39,971$41,147$42,323$43,498$44,674$45,849
GS-5$39,460$40,775$42,090$43,405$44,721$46,036$47,351$48,666$49,981$51,297
GS-6$43,987$45,453$46,919$48,386$49,852$51,318$52,785$54,251$55,717$57,183
GS-7$48,880$50,508$52,137$53,766$55,395$57,023$58,652$60,281$61,910$63,538
GS-8$54,133$55,937$57,741$59,545$61,349$63,153$64,957$66,760$68,564$70,368
GS-9$59,790$61,783$63,776$65,769$67,762$69,755$71,748$73,741$75,735$77,728
GS-10$65,841$68,036$70,231$72,426$74,621$76,816$79,011$81,206$83,401$85,596
GS-11$72,340$74,751$77,161$79,572$81,983$84,394$86,805$89,215$91,626$94,037
GS-12$86,706$89,596$92,487$95,378$98,268$101,159$104,049$106,940$109,831$112,721
GS-13$103,104$106,540$109,977$113,413$116,850$120,286$123,723$127,159$130,596$134,033
GS-14$121,838$125,899$129,960$134,021$138,082$142,143$146,205$150,266$154,327$158,388
GS-15$143,314$148,091$152,868$157,645$162,422$167,199$171,977$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*

The Philadelphia locality pay rate also applies to Philadelphia, Horsham, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Philadelphia GS locality include Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV

The PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.9% 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$24,186$24,998$25,801$26,602$27,406$27,876$28,672$29,473$29,505$30,256
GS-2$27,196$27,843$28,744$29,505$29,838$30,716$31,594$32,471$33,349$34,227
GS-3$29,674$30,663$31,652$32,642$33,631$34,620$35,609$36,598$37,587$38,577
GS-4$33,311$34,421$35,531$36,641$37,752$38,862$39,972$41,083$42,193$43,303
GS-5$37,269$38,511$39,753$40,995$42,237$43,479$44,722$45,964$47,206$48,448
GS-6$41,544$42,929$44,314$45,699$47,084$48,468$49,853$51,238$52,623$54,008
GS-7$46,165$47,703$49,242$50,780$52,318$53,857$55,395$56,933$58,472$60,010
GS-8$51,127$52,830$54,534$56,238$57,942$59,645$61,349$63,053$64,757$66,461
GS-9$56,469$58,352$60,234$62,117$63,999$65,881$67,764$69,646$71,529$73,411
GS-10$62,185$64,258$66,331$68,404$70,477$72,550$74,623$76,696$78,770$80,843
GS-11$68,323$70,600$72,876$75,153$77,430$79,707$81,984$84,261$86,538$88,815
GS-12$81,891$84,621$87,351$90,081$92,811$95,541$98,271$101,001$103,731$106,462
GS-13$97,378$100,624$103,869$107,115$110,361$113,606$116,852$120,098$123,344$126,589
GS-14$115,072$118,907$122,743$126,578$130,414$134,250$138,085$141,921$145,756$149,592
GS-15$135,355$139,867$144,379$148,891$153,402$157,914$162,426$166,938$171,450$175,962

The Pittsburgh locality pay rate also applies to Pittsburgh, and other cities within the region.

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HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA

The HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Harrisburg and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.9% 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$23,783$24,581$25,371$26,158$26,948$27,411$28,193$28,981$29,013$29,751
GS-2$26,742$27,379$28,264$29,013$29,341$30,204$31,067$31,930$32,793$33,656
GS-3$29,179$30,152$31,124$32,097$33,070$34,042$35,015$35,988$36,960$37,933
GS-4$32,755$33,847$34,938$36,030$37,122$38,214$39,306$40,397$41,489$42,581
GS-5$36,647$37,868$39,090$40,311$41,533$42,754$43,976$45,197$46,418$47,640
GS-6$40,851$42,213$43,575$44,936$46,298$47,660$49,022$50,383$51,745$53,107
GS-7$45,395$46,908$48,420$49,933$51,446$52,958$54,471$55,984$57,496$59,009
GS-8$50,274$51,949$53,624$55,300$56,975$58,651$60,326$62,001$63,677$65,352
GS-9$55,527$57,378$59,229$61,080$62,931$64,783$66,634$68,485$70,336$72,187
GS-10$61,148$63,186$65,225$67,263$69,302$71,340$73,379$75,417$77,456$79,494
GS-11$67,183$69,422$71,661$73,900$76,139$78,378$80,616$82,855$85,094$87,333
GS-12$80,525$83,209$85,894$88,578$91,263$93,947$96,632$99,317$102,001$104,686
GS-13$95,754$98,945$102,137$105,328$108,520$111,711$114,903$118,095$121,286$124,478
GS-14$113,152$116,924$120,695$124,467$128,239$132,010$135,782$139,554$143,325$147,097
GS-15$133,097$137,534$141,970$146,407$150,844$155,280$159,717$164,153$168,590$173,027

The Harrisburg locality pay rate also applies to Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, and other cities within the region.

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Rest of Pennsylvania

Any federal employees in Pennsylvania 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

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Wright-Patterson 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 $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/pennsylvania