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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin, 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*
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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI

The MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 25.49% 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$25,314$26,163$27,004$27,842$28,683$29,175$30,008$30,847$30,881$31,666
GS-2$28,464$29,141$30,084$30,881$31,229$32,148$33,067$33,985$34,904$35,822
GS-3$31,058$32,093$33,128$34,163$35,199$36,234$37,269$38,305$39,340$40,375
GS-4$34,864$36,026$37,188$38,350$39,512$40,674$41,836$42,998$44,160$45,322
GS-5$39,006$40,306$41,606$42,906$44,206$45,506$46,807$48,107$49,407$50,707
GS-6$43,481$44,930$46,380$47,829$49,279$50,728$52,177$53,627$55,076$56,526
GS-7$48,317$49,927$51,537$53,148$54,758$56,368$57,978$59,588$61,198$62,808
GS-8$53,510$55,293$57,077$58,860$60,643$62,426$64,209$65,993$67,776$69,559
GS-9$59,102$61,072$63,042$65,013$66,983$68,953$70,923$72,893$74,864$76,834
GS-10$65,084$67,254$69,424$71,593$73,763$75,933$78,102$80,272$82,442$84,612
GS-11$71,508$73,891$76,274$78,657$81,040$83,423$85,806$88,189$90,572$92,955
GS-12$85,708$88,566$91,423$94,281$97,138$99,995$102,853$105,710$108,568$111,425
GS-13$101,918$105,315$108,712$112,109$115,506$118,903$122,300$125,697$129,094$132,491
GS-14$120,437$124,451$128,465$132,480$136,494$140,509$144,523$148,537$152,552$156,566
GS-15$141,666$146,388$151,110$155,832$160,554$165,277$169,999$174,721$176,300*$176,300*
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MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI

The MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.32% 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$24,473$25,294$26,107$26,917$27,730$28,206$29,011$29,822$29,854$30,614
GS-2$27,518$28,173$29,084$29,854$30,192$31,080$31,968$32,856$33,744$34,632
GS-3$30,025$31,026$32,027$33,028$34,029$35,030$36,031$37,032$38,033$39,033
GS-4$33,705$34,829$35,952$37,075$38,199$39,322$40,446$41,569$42,693$43,816
GS-5$37,710$38,967$40,224$41,481$42,737$43,994$45,251$46,508$47,765$49,022
GS-6$42,036$43,437$44,839$46,240$47,641$49,042$50,444$51,845$53,246$54,647
GS-7$46,712$48,268$49,825$51,381$52,938$54,495$56,051$57,608$59,164$60,721
GS-8$51,732$53,456$55,180$56,904$58,628$60,352$62,076$63,800$65,524$67,248
GS-9$57,138$59,043$60,948$62,852$64,757$66,662$68,566$70,471$72,376$74,281
GS-10$62,921$65,019$67,117$69,214$71,312$73,410$75,507$77,605$79,702$81,800
GS-11$69,132$71,436$73,740$76,043$78,347$80,651$82,955$85,259$87,563$89,867
GS-12$82,860$85,623$88,385$91,148$93,910$96,673$99,435$102,198$104,960$107,722
GS-13$98,531$101,815$105,100$108,384$111,668$114,952$118,236$121,520$124,804$128,088
GS-14$116,434$120,315$124,196$128,078$131,959$135,840$139,721$143,602$147,483$151,364
GS-15$136,958$141,523$146,089$150,654$155,219$159,785$164,350$168,915$173,480$176,300*

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

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Rest of Wisconsin

Any federal employees in Wisconsin 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 Green Bay, Madison, Fort McCoy, 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/wisconsin