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2016 Federal Per Diem Rates

Per-diems are fixed amounts to be used for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses when travelling on official business. Federal per diem rates are set by the General Services Administration (GSA) and are used by all government employees, as well as many private-sector employees who travel for their companies.

The per-diem amount you will be issued for meals and lodging depends on the location to which you are travelling. There are almost 400 destinations across the United States for which a special per-diem rate has been specified. For travel to any other areas within the United States, the 2016 general per diem rates are used.

Read more about how Per-diems work here.

2016 General Per Diem Rates:

$89.00

per night lodging

$51.00

per day meals

The per diem rates shown here are averages of all of the per diem rates within each state as of January 2016. For a full schedule of per diem rates by destination, click on any of the states below.

State Number Per-Diem Destinations Average Meals & Incidentals Rate Average Lodging Rate
Alabama 4 $58.25 $95.75
Arizona 6 $61.00 $115.17
Arkansas 3 $56.33 $93.67
California 33 $65.73 $129.15
Colorado 15 $64.80 $170.40
Connecticut 6 $61.00 $103.67
Delaware 3 $55.67 $101.00
District Of Columbia 1 $69.00 $179.00
Florida 22 $59.55 $135.14
Georgia 6 $60.17 $107.17
Idaho 4 $57.00 $92.75
Illinois 5 $58.40 $111.40
Indiana 7 $57.14 $95.57
Iowa 4 $54.50 $99.50
Kansas 3 $58.00 $98.67
Kentucky 5 $57.40 $105.80
Louisiana 4 $59.50 $111.00
Maine 5 $62.40 $95.20
Maryland 11 $63.27 $108.00
Massachusetts 14 $63.07 $120.43
Michigan 14 $57.36 $98.14
Minnesota 5 $60.40 $109.80
Mississippi 4 $57.00 $98.00
Missouri 3 $56.33 $108.67
Montana 6 $61.00 $100.67
Nebraska 2 $57.50 $96.50
Nevada 3 $59.67 $98.00
New Hampshire 8 $59.25 $102.38
New Jersey 12 $60.00 $113.50
New Mexico 5 $59.40 $104.60
New York 20 $62.60 $115.95
North Carolina 12 $58.75 $100.50
North Dakota 4 $63.25 $111.50
Ohio 12 $57.92 $103.83
Oklahoma 3 $56.33 $99.33
Oregon 7 $60.00 $110.00
Pennsylvania 17 $59.71 $105.06
Rhode Island 3 $59.00 $113.33
South Carolina 6 $60.17 $103.00
South Dakota 2 $55.00 $89.00
Tennessee 7 $52.71 $99.71
Texas 19 $58.84 $122.53
Utah 5 $61.40 $124.80
Vermont 6 $66.83 $104.17
Virginia 13 $61.85 $107.08
Washington 10 $65.20 $110.00
West Virginia 4 $53.25 $104.25
Wisconsin 8 $58.63 $96.00
Wyoming 5 $61.40 $102.20
** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/perdiem/2016