Where Can You Find a Typical GS Pay Schedule for Your Area?


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The Office of Personnel Management website provides locality-adjusted general schedule pay tables. There are 34 locality regions in total with 33 covering large metropolitan areas, Alaska and Hawaii and the other covering all other parts of the United States. Workers stationed abroad do not receive locality pay.

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The general schedule sets the pay rate for many U.S. civilian federal employees, explains the Office of Personnel Management. Salaries under the GS system include a base salary determined by an employee's grade and step level and a locality adjustment based on the cost of living in the employee's geographic area. Federal law establishes the 34 regions used for setting locality adjustments as well as the methodology used to calculate them. The Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts the economic surveys that determine each locality adjustment.

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