San Diego Locality Area - General Schedule Localities

The SAN DIEGO-CARLSBAD, CA 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 26.98%, which means that GS employees in this area are paid 26.98% more then the GS Base Pay Table.

While the major city in this Locality Area is San Diego, California, federal employees located within the surrounding areas may also be considered to be within this pay area. The San Diego locality map shows which counties in California are included in the San Diego 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 San Diego GS locality is 26.98%. This is the 2017 locality-adjusted GS pay table for San Diego-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$23,524$24,312$25,094$25,872$26,654$27,111$27,885$28,666$28,696$29,423
GS-2$26,449$27,078$27,955$28,696$29,019$29,872$30,725$31,579$32,432$33,285
GS-3$28,859$29,821$30,784$31,746$32,709$33,671$34,634$35,596$36,559$37,519
GS-4$32,398$33,477$34,556$35,636$36,715$37,794$38,874$39,953$41,032$42,112
GS-5$36,246$37,455$38,664$39,873$41,082$42,291$43,500$44,708$45,917$47,126
GS-6$40,404$41,751$43,098$44,446$45,793$47,140$48,487$49,835$51,182$52,529
GS-7$44,899$46,396$47,893$49,390$50,887$52,384$53,881$55,379$56,876$58,373
GS-8$49,724$51,381$53,038$54,695$56,352$58,010$59,667$61,324$62,981$64,638
GS-9$54,920$56,751$58,582$60,413$62,244$64,075$65,906$67,737$69,569$71,400
GS-10$60,481$62,497$64,513$66,530$68,546$70,563$72,579$74,596$76,612$78,629
GS-11$66,447$68,662$70,876$73,091$75,305$77,520$79,735$81,949$84,164$86,378
GS-12$79,644$82,300$84,955$87,610$90,265$92,920$95,575$98,230$100,886$103,541
GS-13$94,707$97,863$101,020$104,177$107,334$110,490$113,647$116,804$119,961$123,117
GS-14$111,915$115,646$119,376$123,107$126,838$130,568$134,299$138,030$141,760$145,491
GS-15$131,643$136,031$140,420$144,808$149,196$153,585$157,973$161,900*$161,900*$161,900*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2016 Locality Adjustment Rate for the San Diego GS locality is 24.73%. This is the 2016 locality-adjusted GS pay table for San Diego-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$22,879$23,644$24,405$25,162$25,923$26,368$27,120$27,878$27,908$28,614
GS-2$25,723$26,335$27,187$27,908$28,225$29,056$29,887$30,717$31,548$32,379
GS-3$28,067$29,002$29,938$30,873$31,809$32,744$33,680$34,615$35,551$36,486
GS-4$31,508$32,558$33,608$34,659$35,709$36,759$37,809$38,860$39,910$40,960
GS-5$35,251$36,426$37,601$38,776$39,951$41,126$42,301$43,476$44,651$45,826
GS-6$39,295$40,605$41,914$43,224$44,534$45,843$47,153$48,463$49,772$51,082
GS-7$43,667$45,122$46,578$48,034$49,489$50,945$52,400$53,856$55,312$56,767
GS-8$48,359$49,971$51,582$53,194$54,805$56,417$58,028$59,640$61,251$62,863
GS-9$53,413$55,193$56,973$58,753$60,533$62,313$64,093$65,872$67,652$69,432
GS-10$58,820$60,781$62,742$64,702$66,663$68,624$70,585$72,545$74,506$76,467
GS-11$64,624$66,778$68,932$71,086$73,240$75,394$77,548$79,702$81,857$84,011
GS-12$77,459$80,040$82,622$85,204$87,786$90,368$92,950$95,532$98,114$100,696
GS-13$92,108$95,179$98,250$101,321$104,392$107,462$110,533$113,604$116,675$119,746
GS-14$108,843$112,472$116,100$119,728$123,357$126,985$130,614$134,242$137,870$141,499
GS-15$128,030$132,299$136,567$140,835$145,103$149,372$153,640$157,908$160,300*$160,300*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2015 Locality Adjustment Rate for the San Diego GS locality is 24.19%. This is the 2015 locality-adjusted GS pay table for San Diego-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$22,554$23,308$24,058$24,804$25,555$25,994$26,736$27,483$27,512$28,206
GS-2$25,358$25,962$26,801$27,512$27,822$28,641$29,459$30,278$31,096$31,914
GS-3$27,668$28,591$29,514$30,436$31,359$32,282$33,205$34,127$35,050$35,973
GS-4$31,061$32,097$33,133$34,168$35,204$36,240$37,276$38,311$39,347$40,383
GS-5$34,751$35,910$37,068$38,227$39,386$40,544$41,703$42,862$44,020$45,179
GS-6$38,737$40,029$41,320$42,612$43,904$45,195$46,487$47,778$49,070$50,362
GS-7$43,047$44,481$45,916$47,350$48,784$50,219$51,653$53,087$54,522$55,956
GS-8$47,673$49,262$50,852$52,442$54,031$55,621$57,211$58,800$60,390$61,980
GS-9$52,655$54,410$56,165$57,920$59,675$61,429$63,184$64,939$66,694$68,449
GS-10$57,986$59,918$61,850$63,783$65,715$67,648$69,580$71,512$73,445$75,377
GS-11$63,707$65,831$67,954$70,078$72,202$74,325$76,449$78,573$80,696$82,820
GS-12$76,359$78,905$81,451$83,997$86,543$89,089$91,635$94,181$96,727$99,273
GS-13$90,802$93,828$96,855$99,881$102,908$105,934$108,961$111,987$115,014$118,040
GS-14$107,299$110,876$114,452$118,029$121,606$125,182$128,759$132,336$135,912$139,489
GS-15$126,214$130,422$134,629$138,837$143,045$147,252$151,460$155,667$158,700*$158,700*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2014 Locality Adjustment Rate for the San Diego GS locality is 24.19%. This is the 2014 locality-adjusted GS pay table for San Diego-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$22,331$23,077$23,820$24,559$25,301$25,737$26,471$27,211$27,240$27,935
GS-2$25,107$25,705$26,536$27,240$27,544$28,354$29,164$29,973$30,783$31,593
GS-3$27,394$28,307$29,219$30,132$31,045$31,958$32,871$33,783$34,696$35,609
GS-4$30,753$31,778$32,802$33,827$34,851$35,876$36,901$37,925$38,950$39,974
GS-5$34,407$35,554$36,702$37,849$38,997$40,144$41,292$42,439$43,587$44,734
GS-6$38,354$39,632$40,909$42,187$43,465$44,743$46,021$47,299$48,577$49,855
GS-7$42,621$44,041$45,462$46,883$48,304$49,724$51,145$52,566$53,987$55,407
GS-8$47,201$48,774$50,348$51,921$53,495$55,068$56,642$58,215$59,789$61,362
GS-9$52,134$53,871$55,609$57,346$59,083$60,821$62,558$64,296$66,033$67,770
GS-10$57,412$59,326$61,239$63,153$65,067$66,981$68,894$70,808$72,722$74,636
GS-11$63,076$65,179$67,281$69,384$71,486$73,589$75,691$77,794$79,896$81,999
GS-12$75,603$78,123$80,643$83,163$85,682$88,202$90,722$93,242$95,762$98,281
GS-13$89,902$92,899$95,896$98,892$101,889$104,886$107,883$110,879$113,876$116,873
GS-14$106,237$109,778$113,318$116,859$120,400$123,940$127,481$131,022$134,562$138,103
GS-15$124,965$129,130$133,296$137,461$141,626$145,792$149,957$154,122$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2013 Locality Adjustment Rate for the San Diego GS locality is 24.19%. This is the 2013 locality-adjusted GS pay table for San Diego-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$22,110$22,848$23,584$24,315$25,050$25,483$26,209$26,942$26,970$27,656
GS-2$24,859$25,450$26,272$26,970$27,273$28,076$28,878$29,680$30,482$31,285
GS-3$27,123$28,027$28,931$29,835$30,740$31,644$32,548$33,452$34,356$35,260
GS-4$30,449$31,464$32,478$33,493$34,507$35,522$36,537$37,551$38,566$39,581
GS-5$34,067$35,202$36,337$37,472$38,607$39,742$40,877$42,012$43,147$44,282
GS-6$37,974$39,239$40,505$41,770$43,036$44,301$45,567$46,832$48,098$49,363
GS-7$42,199$43,606$45,013$46,420$47,827$49,234$50,641$52,048$53,455$54,862
GS-8$46,734$48,291$49,849$51,406$52,963$54,521$56,078$57,635$59,193$60,750
GS-9$51,617$53,337$55,057$56,777$58,497$60,217$61,937$63,657$65,377$67,097
GS-10$56,843$58,738$60,633$62,528$64,424$66,319$68,214$70,109$72,004$73,899
GS-11$62,451$64,533$66,614$68,696$70,777$72,859$74,940$77,021$79,103$81,184
GS-12$74,854$77,349$79,844$82,339$84,834$87,329$89,824$92,319$94,814$97,309
GS-13$89,012$91,979$94,946$97,913$100,880$103,846$106,813$109,780$112,747$115,714
GS-14$105,185$108,691$112,197$115,703$119,209$122,715$126,221$129,726$133,232$136,738
GS-15$123,728$127,852$131,977$136,101$140,225$144,350$148,474$152,598$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2012 Locality Adjustment Rate for the San Diego GS locality is 24.19%. This is the 2012 locality-adjusted GS pay table for San Diego-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$22,110$22,848$23,584$24,315$25,050$25,483$26,209$26,942$26,970$27,656
GS-2$24,859$25,450$26,272$26,970$27,273$28,076$28,878$29,680$30,482$31,285
GS-3$27,123$28,027$28,931$29,835$30,740$31,644$32,548$33,452$34,356$35,260
GS-4$30,449$31,464$32,478$33,493$34,507$35,522$36,537$37,551$38,566$39,581
GS-5$34,067$35,202$36,337$37,472$38,607$39,742$40,877$42,012$43,147$44,282
GS-6$37,974$39,239$40,505$41,770$43,036$44,301$45,567$46,832$48,098$49,363
GS-7$42,199$43,606$45,013$46,420$47,827$49,234$50,641$52,048$53,455$54,862
GS-8$46,734$48,291$49,849$51,406$52,963$54,521$56,078$57,635$59,193$60,750
GS-9$51,617$53,337$55,057$56,777$58,497$60,217$61,937$63,657$65,377$67,097
GS-10$56,843$58,738$60,633$62,528$64,424$66,319$68,214$70,109$72,004$73,899
GS-11$62,451$64,533$66,614$68,696$70,777$72,859$74,940$77,021$79,103$81,184
GS-12$74,854$77,349$79,844$82,339$84,834$87,329$89,824$92,319$94,814$97,309
GS-13$89,012$91,979$94,946$97,913$100,880$103,846$106,813$109,780$112,747$115,714
GS-14$105,185$108,691$112,197$115,703$119,209$122,715$126,221$129,726$133,232$136,738
GS-15$123,728$127,852$131,977$136,101$140,225$144,350$148,474$152,598$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2011 Locality Adjustment Rate for the San Diego GS locality is 24.19%. This is the 2011 locality-adjusted GS pay table for San Diego-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$22,110$22,848$23,584$24,315$25,050$25,483$26,209$26,942$26,970$27,656
GS-2$24,859$25,450$26,272$26,970$27,273$28,076$28,878$29,680$30,482$31,285
GS-3$27,123$28,027$28,931$29,835$30,740$31,644$32,548$33,452$34,356$35,260
GS-4$30,449$31,464$32,478$33,493$34,507$35,522$36,537$37,551$38,566$39,581
GS-5$34,067$35,202$36,337$37,472$38,607$39,742$40,877$42,012$43,147$44,282
GS-6$37,974$39,239$40,505$41,770$43,036$44,301$45,567$46,832$48,098$49,363
GS-7$42,199$43,606$45,013$46,420$47,827$49,234$50,641$52,048$53,455$54,862
GS-8$46,734$48,291$49,849$51,406$52,963$54,521$56,078$57,635$59,193$60,750
GS-9$51,617$53,337$55,057$56,777$58,497$60,217$61,937$63,657$65,377$67,097
GS-10$56,843$58,738$60,633$62,528$64,424$66,319$68,214$70,109$72,004$73,899
GS-11$62,451$64,533$66,614$68,696$70,777$72,859$74,940$77,021$79,103$81,184
GS-12$74,854$77,349$79,844$82,339$84,834$87,329$89,824$92,319$94,814$97,309
GS-13$89,012$91,979$94,946$97,913$100,880$103,846$106,813$109,780$112,747$115,714
GS-14$105,185$108,691$112,197$115,703$119,209$122,715$126,221$129,726$133,232$136,738
GS-15$123,728$127,852$131,977$136,101$140,225$144,350$148,474$152,598$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2010 Locality Adjustment Rate for the San Diego GS locality is 24.19%. This is the 2010 locality-adjusted GS pay table for San Diego-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$22,110$22,848$23,584$24,315$25,050$25,483$26,209$26,942$26,970$27,656
GS-2$24,859$25,450$26,272$26,970$27,273$28,076$28,878$29,680$30,482$31,285
GS-3$27,123$28,027$28,931$29,835$30,740$31,644$32,548$33,452$34,356$35,260
GS-4$30,449$31,464$32,478$33,493$34,507$35,522$36,537$37,551$38,566$39,581
GS-5$34,067$35,202$36,337$37,472$38,607$39,742$40,877$42,012$43,147$44,282
GS-6$37,974$39,239$40,505$41,770$43,036$44,301$45,567$46,832$48,098$49,363
GS-7$42,199$43,606$45,013$46,420$47,827$49,234$50,641$52,048$53,455$54,862
GS-8$46,734$48,291$49,849$51,406$52,963$54,521$56,078$57,635$59,193$60,750
GS-9$51,617$53,337$55,057$56,777$58,497$60,217$61,937$63,657$65,377$67,097
GS-10$56,843$58,738$60,633$62,528$64,424$66,319$68,214$70,109$72,004$73,899
GS-11$62,451$64,533$66,614$68,696$70,777$72,859$74,940$77,021$79,103$81,184
GS-12$74,854$77,349$79,844$82,339$84,834$87,329$89,824$92,319$94,814$97,309
GS-13$89,012$91,979$94,946$97,913$100,880$103,846$106,813$109,780$112,747$115,714
GS-14$105,185$108,691$112,197$115,703$119,209$122,715$126,221$129,726$133,232$136,738
GS-15$123,728$127,852$131,977$136,101$140,225$144,350$148,474$152,598$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2009 Locality Adjustment Rate for the San Diego GS locality is 23.44%. This is the 2009 locality-adjusted GS pay table for San Diego-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$21,651$22,375$23,094$23,812$24,531$24,955$25,666$26,383$26,411$27,088
GS-2$24,344$24,923$25,727$26,411$26,706$27,491$28,276$29,061$29,847$30,632
GS-3$26,561$27,446$28,331$29,216$30,101$30,986$31,871$32,756$33,641$34,526
GS-4$29,818$30,812$31,806$32,799$33,793$34,787$35,780$36,774$37,768$38,761
GS-5$33,361$34,473$35,585$36,697$37,810$38,922$40,034$41,146$42,258$43,371
GS-6$37,186$38,426$39,665$40,904$42,144$43,383$44,622$45,862$47,101$48,340
GS-7$41,324$42,702$44,079$45,457$46,834$48,212$49,590$50,967$52,345$53,722
GS-8$45,765$47,291$48,817$50,343$51,868$53,394$54,920$56,445$57,971$59,497
GS-9$50,547$52,232$53,917$55,602$57,287$58,972$60,657$62,342$64,027$65,712
GS-10$55,665$57,521$59,376$61,231$63,086$64,942$66,797$68,652$70,508$72,363
GS-11$61,157$63,195$65,233$67,271$69,309$71,347$73,385$75,423$77,461$79,499
GS-12$73,302$75,745$78,188$80,631$83,074$85,517$87,960$90,403$92,845$95,288
GS-13$87,167$90,073$92,979$95,884$98,790$101,696$104,602$107,508$110,413$113,319
GS-14$103,005$106,439$109,873$113,307$116,741$120,175$123,609$127,043$130,477$133,911
GS-15$121,164$125,203$129,242$133,281$137,320$141,359$145,398$149,436$153,200*$153,200*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2008 Locality Adjustment Rate for the San Diego GS locality is 21.17%. This is the 2008 locality-adjusted GS pay table for San Diego-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$20,655$21,344$22,031$22,715$23,402$23,805$24,484$25,168$25,195$25,838
GS-2$23,222$23,775$24,543$25,195$25,476$26,225$26,974$27,722$28,471$29,220
GS-3$25,338$26,182$27,027$27,872$28,716$29,561$30,405$31,250$32,094$32,939
GS-4$28,445$29,393$30,342$31,291$32,240$33,188$34,137$35,086$36,035$36,984
GS-5$31,824$32,884$33,945$35,005$36,065$37,125$38,186$39,246$40,306$41,366
GS-6$35,474$36,656$37,839$39,022$40,204$41,387$42,569$43,752$44,935$46,117
GS-7$39,421$40,735$42,048$43,362$44,675$45,989$47,302$48,616$49,929$51,243
GS-8$43,658$45,113$46,568$48,023$49,479$50,934$52,389$53,844$55,300$56,755
GS-9$48,220$49,828$51,435$53,043$54,651$56,259$57,867$59,475$61,083$62,691
GS-10$53,102$54,872$56,642$58,412$60,183$61,953$63,723$65,494$67,264$69,034
GS-11$58,341$60,286$62,230$64,175$66,120$68,065$70,010$71,954$73,899$75,844
GS-12$69,926$72,257$74,589$76,920$79,251$81,583$83,914$86,245$88,576$90,908
GS-13$83,153$85,925$88,698$91,470$94,242$97,015$99,787$102,559$105,332$108,104
GS-14$98,260$101,536$104,811$108,086$111,361$114,637$117,912$121,187$124,462$127,737
GS-15$115,584$119,437$123,290$127,144$130,997$134,850$138,703$142,557$146,410$149,000*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2007 Locality Adjustment Rate for the San Diego GS locality is 20.34%. This is the 2007 locality-adjusted GS pay table for San Diego-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$20,013$20,680$21,347$22,009$22,674$23,066$23,723$24,386$24,412$25,028
GS-2$22,501$23,035$23,780$24,412$24,684$25,410$26,135$26,861$27,587$28,312
GS-3$24,551$25,369$26,187$27,005$27,824$28,642$29,460$30,279$31,097$31,915
GS-4$27,560$28,478$29,397$30,315$31,233$32,151$33,069$33,988$34,906$35,824
GS-5$30,835$31,862$32,890$33,918$34,946$35,973$37,001$38,029$39,056$40,084
GS-6$34,372$35,517$36,663$37,808$38,954$40,100$41,245$42,391$43,537$44,682
GS-7$38,196$39,469$40,742$42,016$43,289$44,562$45,835$47,108$48,381$49,655
GS-8$42,301$43,711$45,121$46,532$47,942$49,353$50,763$52,173$53,584$54,994
GS-9$46,721$48,278$49,835$51,392$52,950$54,507$56,064$57,621$59,178$60,736
GS-10$51,451$53,166$54,881$56,596$58,311$60,026$61,740$63,455$65,170$66,885
GS-11$56,529$58,413$60,298$62,182$64,067$65,951$67,836$69,720$71,605$73,489
GS-12$67,753$70,011$72,270$74,529$76,788$79,047$81,305$83,564$85,823$88,082
GS-13$80,569$83,255$85,941$88,627$91,313$93,999$96,685$99,371$102,057$104,743
GS-14$95,207$98,380$101,554$104,727$107,900$111,074$114,247$117,421$120,594$123,767
GS-15$111,992$115,725$119,458$123,191$126,924$130,657$134,390$138,123$141,856$145,400*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2006 Locality Adjustment Rate for the San Diego GS locality is 19.19%. This is the 2006 locality-adjusted GS pay table for San Diego-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 SAN DIEGO-CARLSBAD, CA Locality:

Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, El Cajon, Escondido, Oceanside, San Diego, and other areas within the region.

Government facilities in the SAN DIEGO-CARLSBAD, CA Locality:

North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego Naval Station, 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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