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Massachusetts Boston General Schedule Payscale

3,178 federal employees †
$61,753 average yearly pay
+0% salary raise this year

The Boston Locality Area is a General Schedule locality primarily located within Massachusetts. Federal employees who work within the Boston locality area receive a locality adjustment of 27.48%, which is applied to the base General Schedule payscale.

Locality adjustment rates are set yearly by the OPM to account for higher costs of living within Boston, as compared to the Rest of U.S. locality raise (which is applied to all Federal employees not located within any other locality).

The chart below is the 2019 General Schedule pay table, with Boston's 27.48% locality raise applied to the base pay rates. These are the yearly pay rates that are applicable to most salaried federal employees within this region, based on their GS Grade and Step.


GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$23,947$24,749$25,546$26,337$27,134$27,599$28,386$29,181$29,212$29,960
GS-2$26,925$27,566$28,457$29,212$29,543$30,413$31,282$32,152$33,021$33,891
GS-3$29,378$30,357$31,336$32,315$33,294$34,273$35,252$36,231$37,210$38,189
GS-4$32,980$34,079$35,178$36,277$37,376$38,475$39,574$40,672$41,771$42,870
GS-5$36,899$38,129$39,359$40,590$41,820$43,050$44,280$45,510$46,741$47,971
GS-6$41,130$42,501$43,871$45,241$46,612$47,982$49,353$50,723$52,093$53,464
GS-7$45,707$47,230$48,753$50,277$51,800$53,324$54,847$56,370$57,894$59,417
GS-8$50,618$52,306$53,994$55,682$57,370$59,058$60,745$62,433$64,121$65,809
GS-9$55,909$57,773$59,636$61,500$63,364$65,228$67,091$68,955$70,819$72,683
GS-10$61,569$63,621$65,674$67,726$69,779$71,831$73,884$75,936$77,988$80,041
GS-11$67,643$69,899$72,154$74,409$76,664$78,919$81,174$83,429$85,684$87,940
GS-12$81,077$83,780$86,482$89,185$91,888$94,590$97,293$99,995$102,698$105,400
GS-13$96,411$99,624$102,838$106,052$109,266$112,479$115,693$118,907$122,121$125,335
GS-14$113,929$117,727$121,524$125,322$129,119$132,917$136,715$140,512$144,310$148,108
GS-15$134,011$138,478$142,945$147,411$151,878$156,345$160,812$164,200*$164,200*$164,200*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$23,947$24,749$25,546$26,337$27,134$27,599$28,386$29,181$29,212$29,960
GS-2$26,925$27,566$28,457$29,212$29,543$30,413$31,282$32,152$33,021$33,891
GS-3$29,378$30,357$31,336$32,315$33,294$34,273$35,252$36,231$37,210$38,189
GS-4$32,980$34,079$35,178$36,277$37,376$38,475$39,574$40,672$41,771$42,870
GS-5$36,899$38,129$39,359$40,590$41,820$43,050$44,280$45,510$46,741$47,971
GS-6$41,130$42,501$43,871$45,241$46,612$47,982$49,353$50,723$52,093$53,464
GS-7$45,707$47,230$48,753$50,277$51,800$53,324$54,847$56,370$57,894$59,417
GS-8$50,618$52,306$53,994$55,682$57,370$59,058$60,745$62,433$64,121$65,809
GS-9$55,909$57,773$59,636$61,500$63,364$65,228$67,091$68,955$70,819$72,683
GS-10$61,569$63,621$65,674$67,726$69,779$71,831$73,884$75,936$77,988$80,041
GS-11$67,643$69,899$72,154$74,409$76,664$78,919$81,174$83,429$85,684$87,940
GS-12$81,077$83,780$86,482$89,185$91,888$94,590$97,293$99,995$102,698$105,400
GS-13$96,411$99,624$102,838$106,052$109,266$112,479$115,693$118,907$122,121$125,335
GS-14$113,929$117,727$121,524$125,322$129,119$132,917$136,715$140,512$144,310$148,108
GS-15$134,011$138,478$142,945$147,411$151,878$156,345$160,812$164,200*$164,200*$164,200*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*

* The 2019 General Schedule payscale is capped at a maximum salary of $164,200 per year, which is Level 4 of the Senior Executive Service payscale.

Boston Pay Locality Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in the Boston pay area, including most common occupations, agencies with the most local employees, and the average paygrade and salary rates of general schedule employees in the area. All data in this section is derived from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)'s most recent available listings of federal employees in the Boston pay area.

Common Occupations in Boston Locality

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Contact Representative 555 $52,639.00 $1.00
Nursing Assistant 415 $40,555.00 $4.00
Passport And Visa Examining 412 $76,498.00 $82.00
Tax Examining 398 $52,644.00 $0.00
Medical Support Assistance 314 $46,054.00 $11.00
Social Insurance Administration 260 $89,280.00 $297.00
Veterans Claims Examining 231 $70,152.00 $128.00
General Health Science 218 $83,365.00 $0.00
Financial Clerical And Assistance 157 $52,550.00 $0.00
Environmental Engineering 115 $119,221.00 $1,560.00
Practical Nurse 103 $54,419.00 $5.00

This table lists the top eleven occupations held by the approximately 3,178 federal employees working in the Boston Locality, across all agencies, as well as average yearly compensation for Boston Locality based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Boston Locality

Agency Boston Locality Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Internal Revenue Service 1,110 $52,611.00 $0.00
Veterans Health Administration 1,050 $50,222.00 $6.00
Department Of State 412 $76,498.00 $82.00
Social Security Administration 260 $89,280.00 $297.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 231 $70,152.00 $128.00
Environmental Protection Agency 115 $119,221.00 $1,560.00

There are six Federal agencies with a significant workforce in the Boston Locality. General Schedule employees at all of the agencies listed below will be paid according to the locality-adjusted GS payscale listed on this page.


Distribution of GS Employees in Boston Locality

There are approximately 3,178 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within the Boston pay area. The average federal employee in the Boston lcality earns $61,753 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $151.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in the Boston locality is Contact Representative. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in the Boston locality is the Internal Revenue Service, which has total of 1,110 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in the Boston pay area by paygrade, from GS-1 to GS-15. To learn more about how paygrades are determined and how they affect a federal employee's salary, see how to calculate GS Pay.


Some of the largest cities and military installations covered by the Boston locality area include Boston, Worcester, Providence, Manchester, Lowell, Cambridge, Coast Guard Station Castle Hill, Hanscom Air Force Base, Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, Station Point Judith, Naval Air Station Brunswick, Army Soldier Systems Center, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Fort Devens and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod.

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