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Boston Locality Area - General Schedule Localities

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME GS Locality is one of 34 GS Locality Areas used to determine local cost-of-living pay adjustments for federal government employees. The 2017 Locality Pay Adjustment for this locality is 26.73%, which means that GS employees in this area are paid 26.73% more then the GS Base Pay Table.

While the major city in this Locality Area is Boston, Massachusetts, federal employees located within the surrounding areas may also be considered to be within this pay area. The Boston locality map shows which counties in Massachusetts are included in the Boston Locality Area. Keep in mind that areas in other states may also be covered by this locality.

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2017 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Boston GS locality is 26.73%. This is the 2017 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Boston-area workers. Use the tabs to view different years.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$23,478$24,264$25,044$25,821$26,602$27,058$27,830$28,609$28,640$29,365
GS-2$26,397$27,025$27,900$28,640$28,962$29,813$30,665$31,516$32,368$33,220
GS-3$28,802$29,763$30,723$31,684$32,644$33,605$34,566$35,526$36,487$37,445
GS-4$32,334$33,411$34,488$35,566$36,643$37,720$38,797$39,874$40,952$42,029
GS-5$36,175$37,382$38,588$39,794$41,001$42,207$43,414$44,620$45,827$47,033
GS-6$40,324$41,669$43,013$44,358$45,703$47,047$48,392$49,736$51,081$52,426
GS-7$44,810$46,305$47,799$49,293$50,787$52,281$53,775$55,269$56,764$58,258
GS-8$49,626$51,280$52,934$54,588$56,242$57,895$59,549$61,203$62,857$64,511
GS-9$54,812$56,639$58,467$60,294$62,122$63,949$65,777$67,604$69,432$71,259
GS-10$60,361$62,374$64,386$66,399$68,411$70,424$72,436$74,449$76,461$78,474
GS-11$66,317$68,527$70,737$72,947$75,157$77,367$79,578$81,788$83,998$86,208
GS-12$79,488$82,138$84,787$87,437$90,087$92,737$95,387$98,037$100,687$103,337
GS-13$94,520$97,671$100,821$103,972$107,122$110,273$113,423$116,574$119,724$122,875
GS-14$111,695$115,418$119,141$122,865$126,588$130,311$134,035$137,758$141,481$145,205
GS-15$131,384$135,763$140,143$144,523$148,903$153,282$157,662$161,900*$161,900*$161,900*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2016 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Boston GS locality is 25.19%. This is the 2016 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Boston-area workers. Use the tabs to view different years.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,964$23,731$24,495$25,255$26,018$26,465$27,220$27,981$28,011$28,720
GS-2$25,818$26,433$27,288$28,011$28,329$29,163$29,997$30,831$31,664$32,498
GS-3$28,170$29,109$30,048$30,987$31,926$32,865$33,804$34,743$35,682$36,621
GS-4$31,624$32,678$33,732$34,787$35,841$36,895$37,949$39,003$40,057$41,111
GS-5$35,381$36,560$37,740$38,919$40,098$41,278$42,457$43,636$44,816$45,995
GS-6$39,440$40,754$42,069$43,383$44,698$46,012$47,327$48,641$49,956$51,270
GS-7$43,828$45,289$46,750$48,211$49,672$51,133$52,594$54,055$55,516$56,976
GS-8$48,537$50,155$51,772$53,390$55,007$56,625$58,242$59,860$61,477$63,095
GS-9$53,610$55,397$57,183$58,969$60,756$62,542$64,329$66,115$67,902$69,688
GS-10$59,037$61,005$62,973$64,941$66,909$68,877$70,845$72,813$74,781$76,749
GS-11$64,862$67,024$69,186$71,348$73,510$75,672$77,834$79,996$82,158$84,320
GS-12$77,744$80,336$82,927$85,519$88,110$90,701$93,293$95,884$98,476$101,067
GS-13$92,448$95,530$98,612$101,694$104,777$107,859$110,941$114,023$117,105$120,187
GS-14$109,245$112,886$116,528$120,170$123,812$127,453$131,095$134,737$138,379$142,021
GS-15$128,503$132,787$137,071$141,355$145,639$149,923$154,207$158,491$160,300*$160,300*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2015 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Boston GS locality is 24.8%. This is the 2015 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Boston-area workers. Use the tabs to view different years.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,665$23,422$24,176$24,926$25,680$26,122$26,867$27,618$27,647$28,345
GS-2$25,483$26,089$26,933$27,647$27,959$28,781$29,604$30,426$31,249$32,071
GS-3$27,804$28,731$29,659$30,586$31,513$32,441$33,368$34,295$35,222$36,150
GS-4$31,214$32,255$33,295$34,336$35,377$36,418$37,459$38,500$39,540$40,581
GS-5$34,922$36,086$37,250$38,415$39,579$40,743$41,908$43,072$44,237$45,401
GS-6$38,928$40,226$41,523$42,821$44,119$45,417$46,715$48,013$49,311$50,609
GS-7$43,258$44,700$46,141$47,582$49,024$50,465$51,907$53,348$54,790$56,231
GS-8$47,907$49,504$51,102$52,699$54,297$55,894$57,492$59,089$60,686$62,284
GS-9$52,914$54,677$56,441$58,204$59,968$61,731$63,494$65,258$67,021$68,785
GS-10$58,270$60,212$62,154$64,096$66,038$67,980$69,922$71,864$73,805$75,747
GS-11$64,020$66,154$68,288$70,422$72,556$74,690$76,824$78,958$81,093$83,227
GS-12$76,735$79,293$81,851$84,410$86,968$89,527$92,085$94,643$97,202$99,760
GS-13$91,248$94,289$97,330$100,372$103,413$106,454$109,496$112,537$115,579$118,620
GS-14$107,826$111,420$115,014$118,609$122,203$125,797$129,391$132,986$136,580$140,174
GS-15$126,834$131,062$135,291$139,519$143,747$147,975$152,204$156,432$158,700*$158,700*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2014 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Boston GS locality is 24.8%. This is the 2014 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Boston-area workers. Use the tabs to view different years.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,440$23,190$23,937$24,679$25,426$25,864$26,601$27,345$27,374$28,073
GS-2$25,231$25,831$26,666$27,374$27,679$28,493$29,307$30,120$30,934$31,748
GS-3$27,528$28,446$29,363$30,280$31,198$32,115$33,032$33,949$34,867$35,784
GS-4$30,904$31,934$32,963$33,993$35,023$36,052$37,082$38,111$39,141$40,171
GS-5$34,576$35,729$36,882$38,035$39,188$40,342$41,495$42,648$43,801$44,954
GS-6$38,542$39,826$41,110$42,395$43,679$44,963$46,247$47,531$48,816$50,100
GS-7$42,830$44,258$45,686$47,113$48,541$49,969$51,396$52,824$54,252$55,680
GS-8$47,433$49,014$50,595$52,176$53,758$55,339$56,920$58,501$60,082$61,664
GS-9$52,390$54,136$55,882$57,628$59,374$61,120$62,866$64,611$66,357$68,103
GS-10$57,694$59,617$61,540$63,463$65,386$67,310$69,233$71,156$73,079$75,002
GS-11$63,386$65,499$67,612$69,725$71,837$73,950$76,063$78,176$80,289$82,402
GS-12$75,974$78,507$81,039$83,571$86,103$88,635$91,168$93,700$96,232$98,764
GS-13$90,344$93,355$96,367$99,378$102,390$105,401$108,413$111,424$114,435$117,447
GS-14$106,759$110,317$113,875$117,433$120,991$124,549$128,107$131,665$135,223$138,781
GS-15$125,579$129,765$133,950$138,136$142,322$146,508$150,694$154,879$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2013 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Boston GS locality is 24.8%. This is the 2013 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Boston-area workers. Use the tabs to view different years.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,218$22,961$23,700$24,435$25,173$25,608$26,338$27,074$27,103$27,792
GS-2$24,981$25,575$26,401$27,103$27,407$28,214$29,020$29,826$30,632$31,438
GS-3$27,256$28,165$29,073$29,982$30,890$31,799$32,708$33,616$34,525$35,433
GS-4$30,598$31,618$32,638$33,657$34,677$35,697$36,716$37,736$38,755$39,775
GS-5$34,234$35,375$36,515$37,656$38,797$39,937$41,078$42,219$43,359$44,500
GS-6$38,160$39,432$40,704$41,975$43,247$44,519$45,790$47,062$48,334$49,606
GS-7$42,406$43,820$45,234$46,648$48,062$49,476$50,890$52,304$53,718$55,132
GS-8$46,963$48,528$50,093$51,658$53,223$54,788$56,353$57,918$59,483$61,048
GS-9$51,871$53,599$55,328$57,056$58,785$60,513$62,242$63,970$65,698$67,427
GS-10$57,122$59,027$60,931$62,836$64,740$66,644$68,549$70,453$72,358$74,262
GS-11$62,758$64,850$66,941$69,033$71,125$73,216$75,308$77,400$79,491$81,583
GS-12$75,222$77,729$80,236$82,744$85,251$87,758$90,265$92,773$95,280$97,787
GS-13$89,449$92,431$95,412$98,394$101,375$104,357$107,338$110,319$113,301$116,282
GS-14$105,702$109,225$112,748$116,271$119,794$123,317$126,840$130,364$133,887$137,410
GS-15$124,336$128,480$132,625$136,770$140,914$145,059$149,203$153,348$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2012 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Boston GS locality is 24.8%. This is the 2012 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Boston-area workers. Use the tabs to view different years.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,218$22,961$23,700$24,435$25,173$25,608$26,338$27,074$27,103$27,792
GS-2$24,981$25,575$26,401$27,103$27,407$28,214$29,020$29,826$30,632$31,438
GS-3$27,256$28,165$29,073$29,982$30,890$31,799$32,708$33,616$34,525$35,433
GS-4$30,598$31,618$32,638$33,657$34,677$35,697$36,716$37,736$38,755$39,775
GS-5$34,234$35,375$36,515$37,656$38,797$39,937$41,078$42,219$43,359$44,500
GS-6$38,160$39,432$40,704$41,975$43,247$44,519$45,790$47,062$48,334$49,606
GS-7$42,406$43,820$45,234$46,648$48,062$49,476$50,890$52,304$53,718$55,132
GS-8$46,963$48,528$50,093$51,658$53,223$54,788$56,353$57,918$59,483$61,048
GS-9$51,871$53,599$55,328$57,056$58,785$60,513$62,242$63,970$65,698$67,427
GS-10$57,122$59,027$60,931$62,836$64,740$66,644$68,549$70,453$72,358$74,262
GS-11$62,758$64,850$66,941$69,033$71,125$73,216$75,308$77,400$79,491$81,583
GS-12$75,222$77,729$80,236$82,744$85,251$87,758$90,265$92,773$95,280$97,787
GS-13$89,449$92,431$95,412$98,394$101,375$104,357$107,338$110,319$113,301$116,282
GS-14$105,702$109,225$112,748$116,271$119,794$123,317$126,840$130,364$133,887$137,410
GS-15$124,336$128,480$132,625$136,770$140,914$145,059$149,203$153,348$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2011 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Boston GS locality is 24.8%. This is the 2011 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Boston-area workers. Use the tabs to view different years.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,218$22,961$23,700$24,435$25,173$25,608$26,338$27,074$27,103$27,792
GS-2$24,981$25,575$26,401$27,103$27,407$28,214$29,020$29,826$30,632$31,438
GS-3$27,256$28,165$29,073$29,982$30,890$31,799$32,708$33,616$34,525$35,433
GS-4$30,598$31,618$32,638$33,657$34,677$35,697$36,716$37,736$38,755$39,775
GS-5$34,234$35,375$36,515$37,656$38,797$39,937$41,078$42,219$43,359$44,500
GS-6$38,160$39,432$40,704$41,975$43,247$44,519$45,790$47,062$48,334$49,606
GS-7$42,406$43,820$45,234$46,648$48,062$49,476$50,890$52,304$53,718$55,132
GS-8$46,963$48,528$50,093$51,658$53,223$54,788$56,353$57,918$59,483$61,048
GS-9$51,871$53,599$55,328$57,056$58,785$60,513$62,242$63,970$65,698$67,427
GS-10$57,122$59,027$60,931$62,836$64,740$66,644$68,549$70,453$72,358$74,262
GS-11$62,758$64,850$66,941$69,033$71,125$73,216$75,308$77,400$79,491$81,583
GS-12$75,222$77,729$80,236$82,744$85,251$87,758$90,265$92,773$95,280$97,787
GS-13$89,449$92,431$95,412$98,394$101,375$104,357$107,338$110,319$113,301$116,282
GS-14$105,702$109,225$112,748$116,271$119,794$123,317$126,840$130,364$133,887$137,410
GS-15$124,336$128,480$132,625$136,770$140,914$145,059$149,203$153,348$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2010 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Boston GS locality is 24.8%. This is the 2010 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Boston-area workers. Use the tabs to view different years.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,218$22,961$23,700$24,435$25,173$25,608$26,338$27,074$27,103$27,792
GS-2$24,981$25,575$26,401$27,103$27,407$28,214$29,020$29,826$30,632$31,438
GS-3$27,256$28,165$29,073$29,982$30,890$31,799$32,708$33,616$34,525$35,433
GS-4$30,598$31,618$32,638$33,657$34,677$35,697$36,716$37,736$38,755$39,775
GS-5$34,234$35,375$36,515$37,656$38,797$39,937$41,078$42,219$43,359$44,500
GS-6$38,160$39,432$40,704$41,975$43,247$44,519$45,790$47,062$48,334$49,606
GS-7$42,406$43,820$45,234$46,648$48,062$49,476$50,890$52,304$53,718$55,132
GS-8$46,963$48,528$50,093$51,658$53,223$54,788$56,353$57,918$59,483$61,048
GS-9$51,871$53,599$55,328$57,056$58,785$60,513$62,242$63,970$65,698$67,427
GS-10$57,122$59,027$60,931$62,836$64,740$66,644$68,549$70,453$72,358$74,262
GS-11$62,758$64,850$66,941$69,033$71,125$73,216$75,308$77,400$79,491$81,583
GS-12$75,222$77,729$80,236$82,744$85,251$87,758$90,265$92,773$95,280$97,787
GS-13$89,449$92,431$95,412$98,394$101,375$104,357$107,338$110,319$113,301$116,282
GS-14$105,702$109,225$112,748$116,271$119,794$123,317$126,840$130,364$133,887$137,410
GS-15$124,336$128,480$132,625$136,770$140,914$145,059$149,203$153,348$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2009 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Boston GS locality is 23.98%. This is the 2009 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Boston-area workers. Use the tabs to view different years.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$21,746$22,473$23,195$23,916$24,639$25,064$25,778$26,498$26,527$27,206
GS-2$24,450$25,032$25,840$26,527$26,823$27,612$28,400$29,189$29,977$30,766
GS-3$26,677$27,566$28,455$29,344$30,233$31,121$32,010$32,899$33,788$34,677
GS-4$29,949$30,947$31,945$32,943$33,941$34,939$35,937$36,935$37,933$38,931
GS-5$33,507$34,624$35,741$36,858$37,975$39,092$40,209$41,326$42,443$43,560
GS-6$37,349$38,594$39,838$41,083$42,328$43,573$44,818$46,062$47,307$48,552
GS-7$41,505$42,888$44,272$45,656$47,039$48,423$49,806$51,190$52,574$53,957
GS-8$45,966$47,498$49,030$50,563$52,095$53,628$55,160$56,692$58,225$59,757
GS-9$50,769$52,461$54,153$55,846$57,538$59,230$60,923$62,615$64,307$66,000
GS-10$55,909$57,772$59,636$61,499$63,362$65,226$67,089$68,953$70,816$72,680
GS-11$61,425$63,472$65,518$67,565$69,612$71,659$73,706$75,753$77,800$79,847
GS-12$73,623$76,077$78,530$80,984$83,437$85,891$88,344$90,798$93,252$95,705
GS-13$87,548$90,467$93,385$96,304$99,222$102,141$105,059$107,978$110,896$113,815
GS-14$103,455$106,904$110,353$113,802$117,252$120,701$124,150$127,599$131,048$134,497
GS-15$121,694$125,750$129,807$133,864$137,920$141,977$146,034$150,090$153,200*$153,200*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2008 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Boston GS locality is 21.74%. This is the 2008 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Boston-area workers. Use the tabs to view different years.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$20,752$21,445$22,135$22,821$23,512$23,917$24,599$25,287$25,313$25,960
GS-2$23,331$23,887$24,658$25,313$25,596$26,348$27,101$27,853$28,605$29,358
GS-3$25,457$26,306$27,154$28,003$28,851$29,700$30,548$31,397$32,245$33,094
GS-4$28,578$29,532$30,485$31,438$32,391$33,345$34,298$35,251$36,204$37,157
GS-5$31,974$33,039$34,104$35,169$36,235$37,300$38,365$39,430$40,496$41,561
GS-6$35,641$36,829$38,017$39,205$40,393$41,582$42,770$43,958$45,146$46,334
GS-7$39,607$40,927$42,246$43,566$44,886$46,205$47,525$48,845$50,164$51,484
GS-8$43,863$45,325$46,787$48,249$49,711$51,173$52,636$54,098$55,560$57,022
GS-9$48,446$50,062$51,677$53,293$54,908$56,524$58,139$59,755$61,370$62,986
GS-10$53,351$55,130$56,909$58,687$60,466$62,244$64,023$65,802$67,580$69,359
GS-11$58,615$60,569$62,523$64,477$66,431$68,385$70,339$72,293$74,247$76,201
GS-12$70,255$72,597$74,939$77,282$79,624$81,966$84,309$86,651$88,993$91,335
GS-13$83,544$86,329$89,115$91,900$94,686$97,471$100,257$103,042$105,827$108,613
GS-14$98,723$102,013$105,304$108,595$111,885$115,176$118,466$121,757$125,048$128,338
GS-15$116,128$119,999$123,870$127,742$131,613$135,484$139,356$143,227$147,098$149,000*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2007 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Boston GS locality is 20.97%. This is the 2007 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Boston-area workers. Use the tabs to view different years.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$20,117$20,789$21,459$22,124$22,793$23,186$23,847$24,513$24,540$25,159
GS-2$22,619$23,156$23,905$24,540$24,813$25,543$26,272$27,002$27,731$28,461
GS-3$24,679$25,502$26,324$27,147$27,969$28,792$29,615$30,437$31,260$32,082
GS-4$27,705$28,628$29,551$30,474$31,397$32,320$33,243$34,166$35,089$36,012
GS-5$30,996$32,029$33,062$34,095$35,128$36,162$37,195$38,228$39,261$40,294
GS-6$34,551$35,703$36,855$38,006$39,158$40,310$41,461$42,613$43,765$44,916
GS-7$38,396$39,676$40,956$42,235$43,515$44,795$46,075$47,355$48,635$49,915
GS-8$42,522$43,940$45,358$46,775$48,193$49,611$51,029$52,447$53,864$55,282
GS-9$46,965$48,531$50,096$51,661$53,227$54,792$56,358$57,923$59,488$61,054
GS-10$51,721$53,445$55,168$56,892$58,616$60,340$62,064$63,787$65,511$67,235
GS-11$56,824$58,719$60,613$62,508$64,402$66,296$68,191$70,085$71,980$73,874
GS-12$68,107$70,378$72,649$74,919$77,190$79,460$81,731$84,002$86,272$88,543
GS-13$80,991$83,691$86,391$89,091$91,791$94,491$97,191$99,891$102,591$105,291
GS-14$95,705$98,895$102,085$105,275$108,465$111,655$114,845$118,035$121,225$124,415
GS-15$112,578$116,331$120,083$123,836$127,588$131,341$135,093$138,846$142,598$145,400*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2006 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Boston GS locality is 19.99%. This is the 2006 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Boston-area workers. Use the tabs to view different years.

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The boundaries of General Schedule localities are demarcated by the General Services Administration (GSA), and locality adjustment rates for these localities are designed to reflect the varying cost-of-living across different areas of the country.


Cities in the BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME Locality:

Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Worcester, Bedford, Devens, Natick, Sandwich, Woods Hole, and other areas within the region.

Government facilities in the BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME Locality:

Hanscom Air Force Base, and other government installations in the area.

* GS scale pay is capped at $155,500 / year, which is the Senior Executive Service's Level 4 pay for the current year (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)).


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