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Pennsylvania Philadelphia General Schedule Payscale

5,285 federal employees †
$70,946 average yearly pay
+1% salary raise this year

The Philadelphia Locality Area is a General Schedule locality primarily located within Pennsylvania. Federal employees who work within the Philadelphia locality area receive a locality adjustment of 25.3%, 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 Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia's 25.3% 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.


Note: We have projected the 2020 General Schedule payscale below based on last year's General Schedule base pay increase of 1.4%. We will publish the official General Schedule payscale for 2020 when it becomes available.
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$24,105$24,912$25,715$26,511$27,313$27,782$28,573$29,374$29,405$30,153
GS-2$27,104$27,749$28,646$29,405$29,735$30,610$31,484$32,359$33,233$34,108
GS-3$29,572$30,558$31,544$32,530$33,515$34,501$35,487$36,474$37,460$38,445
GS-4$33,198$34,305$35,410$36,516$37,623$38,729$39,834$40,941$42,047$43,152
GS-5$37,143$38,381$39,619$40,855$42,093$43,331$44,569$45,806$47,044$48,282
GS-6$41,403$42,784$44,163$45,544$46,925$48,306$49,686$51,067$52,448$53,829
GS-7$46,009$47,543$49,076$50,610$52,145$53,679$55,212$56,746$58,280$59,813
GS-8$50,953$52,652$54,350$56,048$57,747$59,445$61,144$62,842$64,540$66,239
GS-9$56,278$58,154$60,030$61,906$63,780$65,656$67,532$69,407$71,283$73,159
GS-10$61,976$64,042$66,107$68,172$70,238$72,303$74,368$76,433$78,499$80,564
GS-11$68,092$70,361$72,631$74,902$77,172$79,443$81,713$83,984$86,254$88,524
GS-12$81,613$84,334$87,055$89,776$92,496$95,218$97,938$100,660$103,380$106,102
GS-13$97,049$100,284$103,518$106,753$109,988$113,222$116,458$119,692$122,927$126,161
GS-14$114,683$118,506$122,329$126,152$129,976$133,799$137,622$141,445$145,268$149,092
GS-15$134,898$139,395$143,892$148,388$152,885$157,381$161,878$166,373$166,500*$166,500*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$23,867$24,667$25,461$26,249$27,043$27,507$28,291$29,083$29,115$29,855
GS-2$26,836$27,475$28,363$29,115$29,442$30,308$31,173$32,039$32,905$33,771
GS-3$29,280$30,256$31,232$32,208$33,184$34,161$35,137$36,113$37,089$38,065
GS-4$32,870$33,965$35,060$36,155$37,250$38,346$39,441$40,536$41,631$42,726
GS-5$36,776$38,001$39,226$40,452$41,677$42,903$44,128$45,354$46,579$47,804
GS-6$40,993$42,360$43,727$45,094$46,461$47,828$49,195$50,562$51,929$53,296
GS-7$45,554$47,073$48,591$50,110$51,629$53,147$54,666$56,185$57,703$59,222
GS-8$50,450$52,131$53,813$55,494$57,176$58,857$60,539$62,220$63,902$65,583
GS-9$55,722$57,579$59,436$61,293$63,150$65,007$66,864$68,721$70,578$72,435
GS-10$61,363$63,408$65,453$67,498$69,543$71,588$73,633$75,677$77,722$79,767
GS-11$67,418$69,666$71,913$74,161$76,409$78,657$80,905$83,153$85,401$87,649
GS-12$80,806$83,500$86,194$88,888$91,582$94,276$96,970$99,664$102,358$105,052
GS-13$96,089$99,291$102,494$105,697$108,899$112,102$115,305$118,507$121,710$124,913
GS-14$113,548$117,333$121,119$124,904$128,689$132,475$136,260$140,045$143,831$147,616
GS-15$133,564$138,015$142,467$146,919$151,371$155,823$160,275$164,727$166,500*$166,500*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$23,404$24,188$24,967$25,740$26,519$26,974$27,742$28,520$28,550$29,281
GS-2$26,315$26,941$27,812$28,550$28,874$29,723$30,573$31,423$32,273$33,122
GS-3$28,712$29,669$30,625$31,582$32,539$33,496$34,453$35,410$36,367$37,323
GS-4$32,233$33,307$34,381$35,455$36,529$37,603$38,676$39,750$40,824$41,898
GS-5$36,063$37,265$38,467$39,669$40,872$42,074$43,276$44,479$45,681$46,883
GS-6$40,198$41,537$42,876$44,216$45,555$46,894$48,234$49,573$50,912$52,252
GS-7$44,670$46,159$47,648$49,137$50,626$52,115$53,604$55,092$56,581$58,070
GS-8$49,471$51,121$52,770$54,420$56,069$57,719$59,368$61,018$62,668$64,317
GS-9$54,641$56,463$58,284$60,106$61,927$63,749$65,570$67,392$69,213$71,035
GS-10$60,173$62,179$64,185$66,191$68,197$70,203$72,209$74,215$76,220$78,226
GS-11$66,110$68,314$70,518$72,722$74,926$77,130$79,334$81,538$83,742$85,946
GS-12$79,239$81,881$84,522$87,163$89,804$92,446$95,087$97,728$100,370$103,011
GS-13$94,225$97,366$100,507$103,648$106,789$109,929$113,070$116,211$119,352$122,493
GS-14$111,346$115,058$118,769$122,481$126,192$129,904$133,615$137,327$141,038$144,750
GS-15$130,973$135,338$139,704$144,070$148,435$152,801$157,167$161,532$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$22,948$23,716$24,479$25,239$26,002$26,447$27,202$27,964$27,993$28,702
GS-2$25,801$26,415$27,270$27,993$28,308$29,140$29,973$30,805$31,638$32,470
GS-3$28,152$29,091$30,030$30,969$31,908$32,847$33,786$34,724$35,663$36,600
GS-4$31,604$32,657$33,710$34,763$35,816$36,869$37,922$38,974$40,027$41,080
GS-5$35,359$36,538$37,717$38,896$40,076$41,255$42,434$43,613$44,793$45,972
GS-6$39,414$40,728$42,043$43,357$44,671$45,985$47,300$48,614$49,928$51,243
GS-7$43,799$45,260$46,720$48,180$49,641$51,101$52,562$54,022$55,483$56,943
GS-8$48,506$50,123$51,739$53,356$54,972$56,589$58,205$59,822$61,438$63,055
GS-9$53,575$55,361$57,147$58,934$60,720$62,506$64,292$66,078$67,865$69,651
GS-10$58,999$60,966$62,933$64,900$66,868$68,835$70,802$72,769$74,736$76,703
GS-11$64,820$66,980$69,141$71,301$73,461$75,621$77,782$79,942$82,102$84,263
GS-12$77,694$80,284$82,874$85,464$88,054$90,644$93,234$95,825$98,415$101,005
GS-13$92,387$95,467$98,546$101,625$104,705$107,784$110,864$113,943$117,022$120,102
GS-14$109,174$112,813$116,453$120,092$123,731$127,371$131,010$134,649$138,288$141,928
GS-15$128,419$132,699$136,980$141,261$145,542$149,823$154,104$158,385$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$22,419$23,168$23,914$24,655$25,401$25,837$26,574$27,317$27,347$28,038
GS-2$25,205$25,806$26,640$27,347$27,657$28,471$29,285$30,099$30,913$31,727
GS-3$27,502$28,419$29,335$30,252$31,169$32,085$33,002$33,918$34,835$35,752
GS-4$30,874$31,903$32,932$33,961$34,990$36,019$37,049$38,078$39,107$40,136
GS-5$34,542$35,693$36,844$37,996$39,147$40,298$41,450$42,601$43,752$44,904
GS-6$38,504$39,787$41,071$42,354$43,637$44,921$46,204$47,487$48,771$50,054
GS-7$42,788$44,214$45,641$47,067$48,493$49,920$51,346$52,772$54,198$55,625
GS-8$47,386$48,965$50,544$52,123$53,702$55,281$56,860$58,439$60,019$61,598
GS-9$52,338$54,082$55,826$57,571$59,315$61,059$62,803$64,547$66,291$68,035
GS-10$57,637$59,558$61,479$63,400$65,322$67,243$69,164$71,086$73,007$74,928
GS-11$63,323$65,434$67,545$69,656$71,766$73,877$75,988$78,099$80,209$82,320
GS-12$75,900$78,430$80,960$83,490$86,020$88,550$91,080$93,610$96,139$98,669
GS-13$90,255$93,264$96,273$99,282$102,291$105,300$108,309$111,318$114,327$117,336
GS-14$106,653$110,208$113,764$117,319$120,874$124,430$127,985$131,540$135,096$138,651
GS-15$125,454$129,636$133,819$138,001$142,183$146,366$150,548$154,731$158,913$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$22,118$22,858$23,593$24,325$25,061$25,492$26,219$26,952$26,980$27,661
GS-2$24,868$25,460$26,283$26,980$27,285$28,087$28,890$29,692$30,495$31,298
GS-3$27,134$28,038$28,943$29,848$30,753$31,658$32,563$33,468$34,373$35,278
GS-4$30,461$31,477$32,492$33,508$34,524$35,540$36,555$37,571$38,587$39,602
GS-5$34,079$35,216$36,352$37,488$38,624$39,761$40,897$42,033$43,170$44,306
GS-6$37,989$39,255$40,522$41,789$43,055$44,322$45,588$46,855$48,122$49,388
GS-7$42,215$43,622$45,028$46,435$47,842$49,248$50,655$52,062$53,468$54,875
GS-8$46,752$48,310$49,869$51,428$52,987$54,546$56,105$57,664$59,223$60,782
GS-9$51,638$53,359$55,080$56,800$58,521$60,242$61,963$63,684$65,405$67,126
GS-10$56,865$58,760$60,655$62,550$64,445$66,340$68,235$70,130$72,025$73,920
GS-11$62,476$64,558$66,641$68,724$70,806$72,889$74,971$77,054$79,137$81,219
GS-12$74,884$77,380$79,877$82,374$84,871$87,367$89,864$92,361$94,857$97,354
GS-13$89,047$92,015$94,983$97,951$100,919$103,887$106,855$109,823$112,791$115,759
GS-14$105,225$108,733$112,240$115,748$119,256$122,763$126,271$129,778$133,286$136,793
GS-15$123,775$127,901$132,028$136,154$140,280$144,406$148,533$152,659$156,785$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$21,899$22,631$23,359$24,084$24,812$25,240$25,960$26,685$26,713$27,395
GS-2$24,622$25,208$26,023$26,713$27,012$27,806$28,600$29,394$30,188$30,982
GS-3$26,864$27,760$28,655$29,550$30,445$31,340$32,235$33,131$34,026$34,921
GS-4$30,159$31,164$32,168$33,173$34,178$35,183$36,187$37,192$38,197$39,202
GS-5$33,742$34,867$35,993$37,118$38,243$39,369$40,494$41,619$42,745$43,870
GS-6$37,612$38,866$40,119$41,372$42,625$43,879$45,132$46,385$47,638$48,891
GS-7$41,797$43,190$44,584$45,977$47,370$48,763$50,157$51,550$52,943$54,337
GS-8$46,289$47,832$49,375$50,918$52,461$54,004$55,547$57,090$58,633$60,176
GS-9$51,126$52,830$54,534$56,238$57,942$59,645$61,349$63,053$64,757$66,461
GS-10$56,302$58,179$60,056$61,933$63,809$65,686$67,563$69,440$71,317$73,193
GS-11$61,857$63,919$65,981$68,043$70,105$72,167$74,229$76,290$78,352$80,414
GS-12$74,142$76,613$79,084$81,555$84,027$86,498$88,969$91,440$93,911$96,382
GS-13$88,165$91,104$94,043$96,981$99,920$102,859$105,798$108,737$111,675$114,614
GS-14$104,184$107,656$111,129$114,601$118,073$121,545$125,017$128,490$131,962$135,434
GS-15$122,550$126,635$130,720$134,804$138,889$142,974$147,059$151,144$155,229$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$21,682$22,407$23,128$23,845$24,566$24,990$25,703$26,421$26,449$27,121
GS-2$24,379$24,958$25,765$26,449$26,746$27,533$28,320$29,107$29,893$30,680
GS-3$26,599$27,486$28,372$29,259$30,145$31,032$31,919$32,805$33,692$34,579
GS-4$29,860$30,855$31,851$32,846$33,841$34,836$35,831$36,826$37,821$38,816
GS-5$33,408$34,521$35,635$36,748$37,861$38,974$40,087$41,200$42,313$43,427
GS-6$37,240$38,481$39,722$40,963$42,204$43,445$44,686$45,927$47,168$48,409
GS-7$41,383$42,763$44,143$45,523$46,903$48,282$49,662$51,042$52,422$53,802
GS-8$45,831$47,358$48,885$50,413$51,940$53,467$54,994$56,522$58,049$59,576
GS-9$50,620$52,306$53,993$55,680$57,367$59,054$60,740$62,427$64,114$65,801
GS-10$55,745$57,603$59,462$61,320$63,179$65,037$66,896$68,754$70,613$72,471
GS-11$61,245$63,286$65,327$67,368$69,409$71,451$73,492$75,533$77,574$79,615
GS-12$73,408$75,854$78,301$80,748$83,195$85,642$88,088$90,535$92,982$95,429
GS-13$87,292$90,201$93,111$96,020$98,930$101,840$104,749$107,659$110,568$113,478
GS-14$103,152$106,591$110,029$113,467$116,905$120,343$123,781$127,219$130,658$134,096
GS-15$121,337$125,382$129,426$133,471$137,516$141,560$145,605$149,649$153,694$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$21,682$22,407$23,128$23,845$24,566$24,990$25,703$26,421$26,449$27,121
GS-2$24,379$24,958$25,765$26,449$26,746$27,533$28,320$29,107$29,893$30,680
GS-3$26,599$27,486$28,372$29,259$30,145$31,032$31,919$32,805$33,692$34,579
GS-4$29,860$30,855$31,851$32,846$33,841$34,836$35,831$36,826$37,821$38,816
GS-5$33,408$34,521$35,635$36,748$37,861$38,974$40,087$41,200$42,313$43,427
GS-6$37,240$38,481$39,722$40,963$42,204$43,445$44,686$45,927$47,168$48,409
GS-7$41,383$42,763$44,143$45,523$46,903$48,282$49,662$51,042$52,422$53,802
GS-8$45,831$47,358$48,885$50,413$51,940$53,467$54,994$56,522$58,049$59,576
GS-9$50,620$52,306$53,993$55,680$57,367$59,054$60,740$62,427$64,114$65,801
GS-10$55,745$57,603$59,462$61,320$63,179$65,037$66,896$68,754$70,613$72,471
GS-11$61,245$63,286$65,327$67,368$69,409$71,451$73,492$75,533$77,574$79,615
GS-12$73,408$75,854$78,301$80,748$83,195$85,642$88,088$90,535$92,982$95,429
GS-13$87,292$90,201$93,111$96,020$98,930$101,840$104,749$107,659$110,568$113,478
GS-14$103,152$106,591$110,029$113,467$116,905$120,343$123,781$127,219$130,658$134,096
GS-15$121,337$125,382$129,426$133,471$137,516$141,560$145,605$149,649$153,694$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$21,682$22,407$23,128$23,845$24,566$24,990$25,703$26,421$26,449$27,121
GS-2$24,379$24,958$25,765$26,449$26,746$27,533$28,320$29,107$29,893$30,680
GS-3$26,599$27,486$28,372$29,259$30,145$31,032$31,919$32,805$33,692$34,579
GS-4$29,860$30,855$31,851$32,846$33,841$34,836$35,831$36,826$37,821$38,816
GS-5$33,408$34,521$35,635$36,748$37,861$38,974$40,087$41,200$42,313$43,427
GS-6$37,240$38,481$39,722$40,963$42,204$43,445$44,686$45,927$47,168$48,409
GS-7$41,383$42,763$44,143$45,523$46,903$48,282$49,662$51,042$52,422$53,802
GS-8$45,831$47,358$48,885$50,413$51,940$53,467$54,994$56,522$58,049$59,576
GS-9$50,620$52,306$53,993$55,680$57,367$59,054$60,740$62,427$64,114$65,801
GS-10$55,745$57,603$59,462$61,320$63,179$65,037$66,896$68,754$70,613$72,471
GS-11$61,245$63,286$65,327$67,368$69,409$71,451$73,492$75,533$77,574$79,615
GS-12$73,408$75,854$78,301$80,748$83,195$85,642$88,088$90,535$92,982$95,429
GS-13$87,292$90,201$93,111$96,020$98,930$101,840$104,749$107,659$110,568$113,478
GS-14$103,152$106,591$110,029$113,467$116,905$120,343$123,781$127,219$130,658$134,096
GS-15$121,337$125,382$129,426$133,471$137,516$141,560$145,605$149,649$153,694$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$21,682$22,407$23,128$23,845$24,566$24,990$25,703$26,421$26,449$27,121
GS-2$24,379$24,958$25,765$26,449$26,746$27,533$28,320$29,107$29,893$30,680
GS-3$26,599$27,486$28,372$29,259$30,145$31,032$31,919$32,805$33,692$34,579
GS-4$29,860$30,855$31,851$32,846$33,841$34,836$35,831$36,826$37,821$38,816
GS-5$33,408$34,521$35,635$36,748$37,861$38,974$40,087$41,200$42,313$43,427
GS-6$37,240$38,481$39,722$40,963$42,204$43,445$44,686$45,927$47,168$48,409
GS-7$41,383$42,763$44,143$45,523$46,903$48,282$49,662$51,042$52,422$53,802
GS-8$45,831$47,358$48,885$50,413$51,940$53,467$54,994$56,522$58,049$59,576
GS-9$50,620$52,306$53,993$55,680$57,367$59,054$60,740$62,427$64,114$65,801
GS-10$55,745$57,603$59,462$61,320$63,179$65,037$66,896$68,754$70,613$72,471
GS-11$61,245$63,286$65,327$67,368$69,409$71,451$73,492$75,533$77,574$79,615
GS-12$73,408$75,854$78,301$80,748$83,195$85,642$88,088$90,535$92,982$95,429
GS-13$87,292$90,201$93,111$96,020$98,930$101,840$104,749$107,659$110,568$113,478
GS-14$103,152$106,591$110,029$113,467$116,905$120,343$123,781$127,219$130,658$134,096
GS-15$121,337$125,382$129,426$133,471$137,516$141,560$145,605$149,649$153,694$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$21,267$21,978$22,685$23,389$24,096$24,512$25,210$25,915$25,943$26,607
GS-2$23,912$24,480$25,271$25,943$26,232$27,004$27,775$28,546$29,317$30,088
GS-3$26,089$26,959$27,828$28,697$29,567$30,436$31,306$32,175$33,044$33,914
GS-4$29,289$30,265$31,241$32,217$33,193$34,169$35,146$36,122$37,098$38,074
GS-5$32,769$33,861$34,954$36,046$37,139$38,231$39,324$40,416$41,509$42,601
GS-6$36,527$37,744$38,961$40,179$41,396$42,613$43,831$45,048$46,265$47,483
GS-7$40,591$41,944$43,297$44,650$46,003$47,357$48,710$50,063$51,416$52,769
GS-8$44,953$46,452$47,951$49,449$50,948$52,447$53,945$55,444$56,943$58,441
GS-9$49,651$51,306$52,961$54,616$56,271$57,926$59,581$61,236$62,891$64,546
GS-10$54,678$56,500$58,322$60,145$61,967$63,790$65,612$67,434$69,257$71,079
GS-11$60,072$62,074$64,076$66,078$68,079$70,081$72,083$74,085$76,087$78,089
GS-12$72,002$74,401$76,801$79,201$81,600$84,000$86,399$88,799$91,198$93,598
GS-13$85,621$88,475$91,329$94,183$97,038$99,892$102,746$105,600$108,454$111,309
GS-14$101,177$104,550$107,923$111,297$114,670$118,043$121,416$124,789$128,162$131,536
GS-15$119,014$122,981$126,949$130,916$134,883$138,851$142,818$146,785$150,753$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$20,368$21,048$21,726$22,400$23,077$23,475$24,144$24,819$24,846$25,480
GS-2$22,900$23,445$24,203$24,846$25,123$25,861$26,600$27,338$28,077$28,815
GS-3$24,987$25,819$26,652$27,485$28,318$29,151$29,984$30,816$31,649$32,482
GS-4$28,050$28,986$29,921$30,857$31,793$32,728$33,664$34,600$35,535$36,471
GS-5$31,383$32,428$33,474$34,519$35,565$36,611$37,656$38,702$39,747$40,793
GS-6$34,982$36,148$37,314$38,481$39,647$40,813$41,979$43,145$44,312$45,478
GS-7$38,875$40,170$41,465$42,761$44,056$45,351$46,647$47,942$49,237$50,532
GS-8$43,052$44,487$45,922$47,357$48,793$50,228$51,663$53,098$54,533$55,968
GS-9$47,551$49,137$50,722$52,308$53,894$55,479$57,065$58,650$60,236$61,822
GS-10$52,365$54,111$55,857$57,603$59,348$61,094$62,840$64,586$66,331$68,077
GS-11$57,532$59,450$61,368$63,285$65,203$67,121$69,039$70,957$72,875$74,792
GS-12$68,956$71,255$73,554$75,853$78,152$80,451$82,750$85,049$87,348$89,647
GS-13$82,000$84,734$87,468$90,202$92,936$95,670$98,404$101,138$103,871$106,605
GS-14$96,898$100,128$103,358$106,587$109,817$113,047$116,277$119,507$122,737$125,966
GS-15$113,982$117,781$121,581$125,381$129,181$132,980$136,780$140,580$144,380$148,180
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$19,765$20,424$21,083$21,736$22,394$22,780$23,429$24,084$24,110$24,718
GS-2$22,223$22,750$23,486$24,110$24,379$25,095$25,812$26,529$27,245$27,962
GS-3$24,247$25,055$25,863$26,671$27,479$28,287$29,096$29,904$30,712$31,520
GS-4$27,219$28,126$29,033$29,940$30,846$31,753$32,660$33,567$34,474$35,380
GS-5$30,453$31,468$32,483$33,498$34,513$35,528$36,543$37,558$38,573$39,588
GS-6$33,946$35,077$36,209$37,340$38,472$39,603$40,735$41,866$42,998$44,129
GS-7$37,723$38,980$40,238$41,495$42,753$44,010$45,268$46,525$47,782$49,040
GS-8$41,777$43,170$44,563$45,956$47,349$48,742$50,134$51,527$52,920$54,313
GS-9$46,142$47,680$49,218$50,756$52,294$53,832$55,370$56,908$58,446$59,984
GS-10$50,814$52,508$54,202$55,895$57,589$59,282$60,976$62,670$64,363$66,057
GS-11$55,829$57,690$59,551$61,412$63,273$65,135$66,996$68,857$70,718$72,579
GS-12$66,914$69,145$71,375$73,606$75,837$78,068$80,299$82,529$84,760$86,991
GS-13$79,571$82,224$84,877$87,529$90,182$92,835$95,488$98,140$100,793$103,446
GS-14$94,028$97,162$100,296$103,430$106,564$109,699$112,833$115,967$119,101$122,235
GS-15$110,605$114,292$117,979$121,666$125,352$129,039$132,726$136,412$140,099$143,786

* The 2019 General Schedule payscale is capped at a maximum salary of $166,500 per year, which is Level 4 of the Senior Executive Service payscale.

Philadelphia Pay Locality Federal Employment Statistics

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

Common Occupations in Philadelphia Locality

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Contact Representative 1,172 $52,867.00 $123.00
Tax Examining 1,026 $50,393.00 $4.00
Veterans Claims Examining 596 $76,093.00 $149.00
Social Insurance Administration 519 $85,824.00 $274.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 441 $57,212.00 $131.00
Medical Support Assistance 195 $43,760.00 $14.00
Financial Clerical And Assistance 186 $51,227.00 $8.00
Financial Administration And Program 181 $88,767.00 $14.00
General Physical Science 150 $104,484.00 $1,264.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 144 $71,102.00 $111.00
Information Technology Management 126 $96,807.00 $159.00
General Business And Industry 123 $106,029.00 $568.00
Environmental Engineering 120 $112,759.00 $1,401.00
Nursing Assistant 105 $39,072.00 $12.00
Practical Nurse 101 $53,016.00 $0.00
Social Work 100 $77,546.00 $7.00

This table lists the top sixteen occupations held by the approximately 5,285 federal employees working in the Philadelphia Locality, across all agencies, as well as average yearly compensation for Philadelphia Locality based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Philadelphia Locality

Agency Philadelphia Locality Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Internal Revenue Service 2,244 $61,264.00 $7.00
Social Security Administration 1,114 $63,924.00 $225.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 907 $68,912.00 $122.00
Veterans Health Administration 501 $53,349.00 $8.00
Environmental Protection Agency 270 $108,622.00 $1,333.00
Dep Asst Sec For Info And Technology 126 $96,807.00 $159.00
Ofc Of Sr Coord For Mid-Atlantic 123 $106,029.00 $568.00

There are seven Federal agencies with a significant workforce in the Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Locality

There are approximately 5,285 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within the Philadelphia pay area. The average federal employee in the Philadelphia lcality earns $70,946 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $250.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in the Philadelphia locality is Contact Representative. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in the Philadelphia locality is the Internal Revenue Service, which has total of 2,244 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in the Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia locality area include Philadelphia, Dover Air Force Base, Coast Guard Long Range Navigation Support Unit, Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove.

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