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Illinois Chicago General Schedule Payscale

4,613 federal employees †
$82,154 average yearly pay
+0% salary raise this year

The Chicago Locality Area is a General Schedule locality primarily located within Illinois. Federal employees who work within the Chicago locality area receive a locality adjustment of 27.47%, 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 Chicago, 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 Chicago's 27.47% 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$23,945$24,747$25,544$26,335$27,132$27,597$28,384$29,179$29,210$29,958
GS-2$26,923$27,564$28,455$29,210$29,541$30,411$31,280$32,149$33,019$33,888
GS-3$29,375$30,354$31,333$32,312$33,291$34,270$35,249$36,228$37,207$38,186
GS-4$32,978$34,077$35,175$36,274$37,373$38,472$39,571$40,669$41,768$42,867
GS-5$36,896$38,126$39,356$40,586$41,817$43,047$44,277$45,507$46,737$47,967
GS-6$41,127$42,497$43,868$45,238$46,608$47,978$49,349$50,719$52,089$53,460
GS-7$45,703$47,226$48,750$50,273$51,796$53,319$54,843$56,366$57,889$59,412
GS-8$50,615$52,302$53,990$55,678$57,365$59,053$60,741$62,428$64,116$65,804
GS-9$55,905$57,768$59,632$61,495$63,359$65,223$67,086$68,950$70,813$72,677
GS-10$61,564$63,616$65,669$67,721$69,773$71,826$73,878$75,930$77,982$80,035
GS-11$67,638$69,893$72,148$74,403$76,658$78,913$81,168$83,423$85,678$87,933
GS-12$81,071$83,773$86,476$89,178$91,880$94,583$97,285$99,987$102,690$105,392
GS-13$96,403$99,617$102,830$106,044$109,257$112,471$115,684$118,898$122,111$125,325
GS-14$113,920$117,717$121,515$125,312$129,109$132,907$136,704$140,501$144,299$148,096
GS-15$134,000$138,467$142,933$147,400$151,866$156,333$160,800$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$23,945$24,747$25,544$26,335$27,132$27,597$28,384$29,179$29,210$29,958
GS-2$26,923$27,564$28,455$29,210$29,541$30,411$31,280$32,149$33,019$33,888
GS-3$29,375$30,354$31,333$32,312$33,291$34,270$35,249$36,228$37,207$38,186
GS-4$32,978$34,077$35,175$36,274$37,373$38,472$39,571$40,669$41,768$42,867
GS-5$36,896$38,126$39,356$40,586$41,817$43,047$44,277$45,507$46,737$47,967
GS-6$41,127$42,497$43,868$45,238$46,608$47,978$49,349$50,719$52,089$53,460
GS-7$45,703$47,226$48,750$50,273$51,796$53,319$54,843$56,366$57,889$59,412
GS-8$50,615$52,302$53,990$55,678$57,365$59,053$60,741$62,428$64,116$65,804
GS-9$55,905$57,768$59,632$61,495$63,359$65,223$67,086$68,950$70,813$72,677
GS-10$61,564$63,616$65,669$67,721$69,773$71,826$73,878$75,930$77,982$80,035
GS-11$67,638$69,893$72,148$74,403$76,658$78,913$81,168$83,423$85,678$87,933
GS-12$81,071$83,773$86,476$89,178$91,880$94,583$97,285$99,987$102,690$105,392
GS-13$96,403$99,617$102,830$106,044$109,257$112,471$115,684$118,898$122,111$125,325
GS-14$113,920$117,717$121,515$125,312$129,109$132,907$136,704$140,501$144,299$148,096
GS-15$134,000$138,467$142,933$147,400$151,866$156,333$160,800$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$23,500$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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*

* 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.

Chicago Pay Locality Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in the Chicago 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 Chicago pay area.

Common Occupations in Chicago Locality

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Social Insurance Administration 736 $86,920.00 $238.00
Medical Support Assistance 520 $43,507.00 $60.00
Contact Representative 414 $54,030.00 $175.00
Information Technology Management 390 $107,235.00 $84.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 326 $60,364.00 $200.00
Health Aid And Technician 285 $45,623.00 $70.00
Social Work 267 $80,051.00 $51.00
General Physical Science 202 $112,122.00 $1,259.00
Railroad Retirement Claims Examining 174 $75,275.00 $1.00
Environmental Engineering 157 $105,222.00 $1,139.00
Pharmacist 149 $132,833.00 $51.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 147 $116,047.00 $1,396.00
General Health Science 146 $82,729.00 $23.00
General Attorney 138 $109,901.00 $212.00
Practical Nurse 124 $57,519.00 $10.00
Contracting 120 $90,125.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 110 $107,696.00 $91.00
Health Insurance Administration 108 $103,943.00 $275.00
Veterans Claims Examining 100 $80,643.00 $72.00

This table lists the top nineteen occupations held by the approximately 4,613 federal employees working in the Chicago Locality, across all agencies, as well as average yearly compensation for Chicago Locality based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Chicago Locality

Agency Chicago Locality Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Social Security Administration 1,614 $77,804.00 $206.00
Veterans Health Administration 1,491 $65,495.00 $50.00
Environmental Protection Agency 506 $111,130.00 $1,265.00
Railroad Retirement Board 389 $97,107.00 $40.00
Dep Asst Sec For Info And Technology 285 $106,120.00 $138.00
Dep Asst Sec For Acquis And Logistics 120 $90,125.00 $0.00
Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services 108 $103,943.00 $275.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 100 $80,643.00 $72.00

There are eight Federal agencies with a significant workforce in the Chicago 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 Chicago Locality

There are approximately 4,613 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within the Chicago pay area. The average federal employee in the Chicago lcality earns $82,154 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $239.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in the Chicago locality is Social Insurance Administration. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in the Chicago locality is the Social Security Administration, which has total of 1,614 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in the Chicago 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 Chicago locality area include Chicago, Aurora, Joliet, Naperville, Elgin and Naval Station Great Lakes.

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