Chicago Locality Area - General Schedule Localities

The CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI 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 26.85%, which means that GS employees in this area are paid 26.85% more then the GS Base Pay Table.

While the major city in this Locality Area is Chicago, Illinois, federal employees located within the surrounding areas may also be considered to be within this pay area. The Chicago locality map shows which counties in Illinois are included in the Chicago 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 Chicago GS locality is 26.85%. This is the 2017 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Chicago-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$23,500$24,287$25,068$25,846$26,627$27,084$27,856$28,636$28,667$29,392
GS-2$26,422$27,051$27,926$28,667$28,989$29,841$30,694$31,546$32,399$33,251
GS-3$28,829$29,791$30,752$31,714$32,675$33,637$34,598$35,560$36,521$37,480
GS-4$32,365$33,443$34,521$35,599$36,677$37,756$38,834$39,912$40,990$42,069
GS-5$36,209$37,417$38,625$39,832$41,040$42,247$43,455$44,663$45,870$47,078
GS-6$40,362$41,708$43,054$44,400$45,746$47,092$48,438$49,784$51,129$52,475
GS-7$44,853$46,348$47,844$49,340$50,835$52,331$53,826$55,322$56,817$58,313
GS-8$49,673$51,329$52,984$54,639$56,295$57,950$59,606$61,261$62,916$64,572
GS-9$54,864$56,693$58,522$60,351$62,181$64,010$65,839$67,668$69,497$71,326
GS-10$60,419$62,433$64,447$66,462$68,476$70,491$72,505$74,519$76,534$78,548
GS-11$66,379$68,592$70,804$73,016$75,228$77,441$79,653$81,865$84,077$86,290
GS-12$79,563$82,215$84,868$87,520$90,173$92,825$95,477$98,130$100,782$103,435
GS-13$94,610$97,763$100,917$104,070$107,224$110,377$113,531$116,684$119,838$122,991
GS-14$111,801$115,527$119,254$122,981$126,708$130,435$134,162$137,888$141,615$145,342
GS-15$131,508$135,892$140,276$144,660$149,044$153,428$157,812$161,900*$161,900*$161,900*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2016 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Chicago GS locality is 25.44%. This is the 2016 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Chicago-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$23,009$23,778$24,544$25,305$26,070$26,518$27,274$28,037$28,067$28,777
GS-2$25,869$26,485$27,342$28,067$28,386$29,221$30,057$30,892$31,728$32,563
GS-3$28,227$29,167$30,108$31,049$31,990$32,931$33,871$34,812$35,753$36,694
GS-4$31,687$32,744$33,800$34,856$35,912$36,968$38,025$39,081$40,137$41,193
GS-5$35,452$36,633$37,815$38,997$40,178$41,360$42,542$43,723$44,905$46,087
GS-6$39,519$40,836$42,153$43,470$44,787$46,104$47,421$48,738$50,056$51,373
GS-7$43,915$45,379$46,843$48,307$49,771$51,235$52,699$54,162$55,626$57,090
GS-8$48,634$50,255$51,876$53,496$55,117$56,738$58,358$59,979$61,600$63,221
GS-9$53,717$55,507$57,297$59,087$60,877$62,667$64,457$66,247$68,037$69,827
GS-10$59,155$61,127$63,099$65,071$67,043$69,015$70,986$72,958$74,930$76,902
GS-11$64,992$67,158$69,324$71,491$73,657$75,823$77,990$80,156$82,323$84,489
GS-12$77,899$80,496$83,093$85,689$88,286$90,883$93,479$96,076$98,672$101,269
GS-13$92,632$95,721$98,809$101,897$104,986$108,074$111,162$114,251$117,339$120,427
GS-14$109,463$113,112$116,761$120,410$124,059$127,708$131,357$135,006$138,655$142,304
GS-15$128,759$133,052$137,344$141,637$145,929$150,222$154,514$158,807$160,300*$160,300*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2015 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Chicago GS locality is 25.1%. This is the 2015 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Chicago-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$22,719$23,479$24,234$24,986$25,742$26,185$26,932$27,685$27,713$28,413
GS-2$25,544$26,152$26,998$27,713$28,026$28,851$29,675$30,499$31,324$32,148
GS-3$27,871$28,801$29,730$30,660$31,589$32,518$33,448$34,377$35,307$36,236
GS-4$31,289$32,332$33,375$34,419$35,462$36,505$37,549$38,592$39,635$40,679
GS-5$35,005$36,173$37,340$38,507$39,674$40,841$42,009$43,176$44,343$45,510
GS-6$39,021$40,322$41,623$42,924$44,225$45,526$46,827$48,128$49,430$50,731
GS-7$43,362$44,807$46,252$47,697$49,142$50,587$52,032$53,476$54,921$56,366
GS-8$48,022$49,623$51,225$52,826$54,427$56,029$57,630$59,231$60,832$62,434
GS-9$53,041$54,809$56,576$58,344$60,112$61,879$63,647$65,415$67,182$68,950
GS-10$58,410$60,357$62,304$64,250$66,197$68,143$70,090$72,036$73,983$75,929
GS-11$64,174$66,313$68,452$70,591$72,731$74,870$77,009$79,148$81,287$83,427
GS-12$76,919$79,484$82,048$84,613$87,177$89,742$92,306$94,871$97,435$100,000
GS-13$91,467$94,516$97,564$100,613$103,662$106,710$109,759$112,808$115,856$118,905
GS-14$108,085$111,688$115,291$118,894$122,497$126,100$129,702$133,305$136,908$140,511
GS-15$127,139$131,378$135,616$139,854$144,093$148,331$152,569$156,808$158,700*$158,700*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2014 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Chicago GS locality is 25.1%. This is the 2014 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Chicago-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$22,494$23,246$23,994$24,739$25,487$25,926$26,665$27,411$27,439$28,140
GS-2$25,291$25,893$26,730$27,439$27,746$28,562$29,377$30,193$31,009$31,824
GS-3$27,595$28,514$29,434$30,353$31,272$32,192$33,111$34,031$34,950$35,870
GS-4$30,979$32,011$33,043$34,075$35,107$36,139$37,171$38,203$39,235$40,267
GS-5$34,659$35,815$36,971$38,127$39,283$40,439$41,594$42,750$43,906$45,062
GS-6$38,635$39,922$41,209$42,496$43,784$45,071$46,358$47,646$48,933$50,220
GS-7$42,933$44,364$45,795$47,227$48,658$50,089$51,520$52,951$54,382$55,813
GS-8$47,547$49,132$50,717$52,302$53,887$55,472$57,057$58,642$60,227$61,812
GS-9$52,516$54,266$56,016$57,766$59,516$61,266$63,017$64,767$66,517$68,267
GS-10$57,832$59,760$61,688$63,616$65,544$67,471$69,399$71,327$73,255$75,183
GS-11$63,538$65,656$67,774$69,892$72,010$74,128$76,246$78,364$80,482$82,600
GS-12$76,157$78,695$81,234$83,772$86,310$88,849$91,387$93,925$96,463$99,002
GS-13$90,561$93,580$96,598$99,617$102,636$105,654$108,673$111,692$114,710$117,729
GS-14$107,016$110,582$114,149$117,715$121,282$124,849$128,415$131,982$135,548$139,115
GS-15$125,881$130,076$134,272$138,468$142,664$146,860$151,056$155,252$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2013 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Chicago GS locality is 25.1%. This is the 2013 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Chicago-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$22,272$23,016$23,756$24,493$25,234$25,669$26,401$27,139$27,168$27,859
GS-2$25,041$25,637$26,465$27,168$27,473$28,281$29,090$29,898$30,706$31,514
GS-3$27,322$28,233$29,143$30,054$30,965$31,875$32,786$33,697$34,608$35,518
GS-4$30,672$31,694$32,716$33,738$34,760$35,782$36,804$37,826$38,849$39,871
GS-5$34,316$35,460$36,603$37,746$38,890$40,033$41,177$42,320$43,463$44,607
GS-6$38,252$39,527$40,801$42,076$43,351$44,626$45,900$47,175$48,450$49,725
GS-7$42,508$43,925$45,342$46,760$48,177$49,595$51,012$52,429$53,847$55,264
GS-8$47,076$48,645$50,214$51,783$53,351$54,920$56,489$58,058$59,626$61,195
GS-9$51,995$53,728$55,461$57,193$58,926$60,658$62,391$64,124$65,856$67,589
GS-10$57,260$59,169$61,078$62,987$64,896$66,805$68,714$70,623$72,532$74,441
GS-11$62,909$65,006$67,102$69,199$71,296$73,392$75,489$77,586$79,682$81,779
GS-12$75,403$77,916$80,429$82,943$85,456$87,969$90,482$92,996$95,509$98,022
GS-13$89,664$92,653$95,641$98,630$101,619$104,607$107,596$110,585$113,573$116,562
GS-14$105,956$109,488$113,019$116,551$120,082$123,614$127,145$130,677$134,209$137,740
GS-15$124,635$128,789$132,944$137,098$141,253$145,407$149,562$153,717$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2012 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Chicago GS locality is 25.1%. This is the 2012 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Chicago-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$22,272$23,016$23,756$24,493$25,234$25,669$26,401$27,139$27,168$27,859
GS-2$25,041$25,637$26,465$27,168$27,473$28,281$29,090$29,898$30,706$31,514
GS-3$27,322$28,233$29,143$30,054$30,965$31,875$32,786$33,697$34,608$35,518
GS-4$30,672$31,694$32,716$33,738$34,760$35,782$36,804$37,826$38,849$39,871
GS-5$34,316$35,460$36,603$37,746$38,890$40,033$41,177$42,320$43,463$44,607
GS-6$38,252$39,527$40,801$42,076$43,351$44,626$45,900$47,175$48,450$49,725
GS-7$42,508$43,925$45,342$46,760$48,177$49,595$51,012$52,429$53,847$55,264
GS-8$47,076$48,645$50,214$51,783$53,351$54,920$56,489$58,058$59,626$61,195
GS-9$51,995$53,728$55,461$57,193$58,926$60,658$62,391$64,124$65,856$67,589
GS-10$57,260$59,169$61,078$62,987$64,896$66,805$68,714$70,623$72,532$74,441
GS-11$62,909$65,006$67,102$69,199$71,296$73,392$75,489$77,586$79,682$81,779
GS-12$75,403$77,916$80,429$82,943$85,456$87,969$90,482$92,996$95,509$98,022
GS-13$89,664$92,653$95,641$98,630$101,619$104,607$107,596$110,585$113,573$116,562
GS-14$105,956$109,488$113,019$116,551$120,082$123,614$127,145$130,677$134,209$137,740
GS-15$124,635$128,789$132,944$137,098$141,253$145,407$149,562$153,717$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2011 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Chicago GS locality is 25.1%. This is the 2011 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Chicago-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$22,272$23,016$23,756$24,493$25,234$25,669$26,401$27,139$27,168$27,859
GS-2$25,041$25,637$26,465$27,168$27,473$28,281$29,090$29,898$30,706$31,514
GS-3$27,322$28,233$29,143$30,054$30,965$31,875$32,786$33,697$34,608$35,518
GS-4$30,672$31,694$32,716$33,738$34,760$35,782$36,804$37,826$38,849$39,871
GS-5$34,316$35,460$36,603$37,746$38,890$40,033$41,177$42,320$43,463$44,607
GS-6$38,252$39,527$40,801$42,076$43,351$44,626$45,900$47,175$48,450$49,725
GS-7$42,508$43,925$45,342$46,760$48,177$49,595$51,012$52,429$53,847$55,264
GS-8$47,076$48,645$50,214$51,783$53,351$54,920$56,489$58,058$59,626$61,195
GS-9$51,995$53,728$55,461$57,193$58,926$60,658$62,391$64,124$65,856$67,589
GS-10$57,260$59,169$61,078$62,987$64,896$66,805$68,714$70,623$72,532$74,441
GS-11$62,909$65,006$67,102$69,199$71,296$73,392$75,489$77,586$79,682$81,779
GS-12$75,403$77,916$80,429$82,943$85,456$87,969$90,482$92,996$95,509$98,022
GS-13$89,664$92,653$95,641$98,630$101,619$104,607$107,596$110,585$113,573$116,562
GS-14$105,956$109,488$113,019$116,551$120,082$123,614$127,145$130,677$134,209$137,740
GS-15$124,635$128,789$132,944$137,098$141,253$145,407$149,562$153,717$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2010 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Chicago GS locality is 25.1%. This is the 2010 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Chicago-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$22,272$23,016$23,756$24,493$25,234$25,669$26,401$27,139$27,168$27,859
GS-2$25,041$25,637$26,465$27,168$27,473$28,281$29,090$29,898$30,706$31,514
GS-3$27,322$28,233$29,143$30,054$30,965$31,875$32,786$33,697$34,608$35,518
GS-4$30,672$31,694$32,716$33,738$34,760$35,782$36,804$37,826$38,849$39,871
GS-5$34,316$35,460$36,603$37,746$38,890$40,033$41,177$42,320$43,463$44,607
GS-6$38,252$39,527$40,801$42,076$43,351$44,626$45,900$47,175$48,450$49,725
GS-7$42,508$43,925$45,342$46,760$48,177$49,595$51,012$52,429$53,847$55,264
GS-8$47,076$48,645$50,214$51,783$53,351$54,920$56,489$58,058$59,626$61,195
GS-9$51,995$53,728$55,461$57,193$58,926$60,658$62,391$64,124$65,856$67,589
GS-10$57,260$59,169$61,078$62,987$64,896$66,805$68,714$70,623$72,532$74,441
GS-11$62,909$65,006$67,102$69,199$71,296$73,392$75,489$77,586$79,682$81,779
GS-12$75,403$77,916$80,429$82,943$85,456$87,969$90,482$92,996$95,509$98,022
GS-13$89,664$92,653$95,641$98,630$101,619$104,607$107,596$110,585$113,573$116,562
GS-14$105,956$109,488$113,019$116,551$120,082$123,614$127,145$130,677$134,209$137,740
GS-15$124,635$128,789$132,944$137,098$141,253$145,407$149,562$153,717$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2009 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Chicago GS locality is 24.17%. This is the 2009 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Chicago-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$21,779$22,507$23,231$23,952$24,676$25,102$25,817$26,539$26,567$27,248
GS-2$24,488$25,070$25,880$26,567$26,864$27,654$28,444$29,233$30,023$30,813
GS-3$26,718$27,608$28,498$29,389$30,279$31,169$32,059$32,950$33,840$34,730
GS-4$29,995$30,994$31,994$32,993$33,993$34,992$35,992$36,991$37,991$38,991
GS-5$33,558$34,677$35,796$36,914$38,033$39,152$40,271$41,390$42,508$43,627
GS-6$37,406$38,653$39,900$41,146$42,393$43,640$44,886$46,133$47,380$48,626
GS-7$41,568$42,954$44,340$45,726$47,111$48,497$49,883$51,269$52,654$54,040
GS-8$46,036$47,571$49,106$50,640$52,175$53,710$55,244$56,779$58,314$59,849
GS-9$50,846$52,541$54,236$55,931$57,626$59,321$61,016$62,711$64,406$66,101
GS-10$55,994$57,861$59,727$61,593$63,460$65,326$67,192$69,058$70,925$72,791
GS-11$61,519$63,569$65,619$67,669$69,719$71,769$73,819$75,869$77,919$79,969
GS-12$73,736$76,193$78,651$81,108$83,565$86,022$88,480$90,937$93,394$95,852
GS-13$87,683$90,606$93,529$96,452$99,374$102,297$105,220$108,143$111,066$113,989
GS-14$103,614$107,068$110,522$113,977$117,431$120,886$124,340$127,795$131,249$134,703
GS-15$121,880$125,943$130,006$134,069$138,132$142,195$146,257$150,320$153,200*$153,200*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2008 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Chicago GS locality is 22.47%. This is the 2008 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Chicago-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$20,876$21,573$22,267$22,958$23,653$24,060$24,746$25,438$25,465$26,116
GS-2$23,471$24,030$24,806$25,465$25,749$26,506$27,263$28,020$28,777$29,534
GS-3$25,610$26,463$27,317$28,171$29,024$29,878$30,731$31,585$32,439$33,292
GS-4$28,750$29,709$30,668$31,627$32,586$33,545$34,503$35,462$36,421$37,380
GS-5$32,166$33,237$34,309$35,380$36,452$37,524$38,595$39,667$40,738$41,810
GS-6$35,854$37,050$38,245$39,440$40,636$41,831$43,026$44,221$45,417$46,612
GS-7$39,844$41,172$42,500$43,827$45,155$46,482$47,810$49,137$50,465$51,793
GS-8$44,126$45,597$47,068$48,539$50,009$51,480$52,951$54,422$55,893$57,364
GS-9$48,737$50,362$51,987$53,612$55,238$56,863$58,488$60,113$61,738$63,364
GS-10$53,671$55,461$57,250$59,039$60,828$62,618$64,407$66,196$67,986$69,775
GS-11$58,967$60,932$62,898$64,864$66,829$68,795$70,761$72,726$74,692$76,658
GS-12$70,676$73,033$75,389$77,745$80,102$82,458$84,814$87,170$89,527$91,883
GS-13$84,045$86,847$89,649$92,451$95,253$98,056$100,858$103,660$106,462$109,264
GS-14$99,315$102,625$105,935$109,246$112,556$115,866$119,177$122,487$125,798$129,108
GS-15$116,824$120,719$124,613$128,508$132,402$136,297$140,191$144,086$147,981$149,000*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2007 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Chicago GS locality is 21.79%. This is the 2007 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Chicago-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$20,254$20,930$21,604$22,274$22,948$23,343$24,008$24,680$24,706$25,330
GS-2$22,772$23,313$24,067$24,706$24,982$25,716$26,450$27,185$27,919$28,654
GS-3$24,846$25,675$26,503$27,331$28,159$28,987$29,815$30,644$31,472$32,300
GS-4$27,892$28,822$29,751$30,680$31,609$32,539$33,468$34,397$35,326$36,256
GS-5$31,206$32,246$33,286$34,327$35,367$36,407$37,447$38,487$39,527$40,567
GS-6$34,786$35,945$37,105$38,264$39,423$40,583$41,742$42,902$44,061$45,221
GS-7$38,656$39,945$41,233$42,522$43,810$45,099$46,387$47,676$48,964$50,253
GS-8$42,810$44,238$45,665$47,093$48,520$49,947$51,375$52,802$54,229$55,657
GS-9$47,284$48,860$50,436$52,012$53,588$55,164$56,740$58,315$59,891$61,467
GS-10$52,071$53,807$55,542$57,278$59,013$60,749$62,484$64,220$65,955$67,691
GS-11$57,210$59,117$61,024$62,931$64,839$66,746$68,653$70,560$72,467$74,375
GS-12$68,569$70,855$73,141$75,427$77,713$79,999$82,285$84,571$86,857$89,143
GS-13$81,540$84,258$86,976$89,695$92,413$95,131$97,850$100,568$103,286$106,005
GS-14$96,354$99,566$102,777$105,989$109,201$112,412$115,624$118,835$122,047$125,259
GS-15$113,341$117,119$120,897$124,675$128,453$132,231$136,009$139,787$143,565$145,400*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2006 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Chicago GS locality is 21.15%. This is the 2006 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Chicago-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 CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI Locality:

Aurora, Chicago, Elgin, Joliet, Naperville, Great Lakes, and other areas within the region.

Government facilities in the CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI Locality:

Naval Station Great Lakes, 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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