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New Jersey Government Pay Charts New Jersey General Schedule Payscales

388 federal employees †
$69,811 average yearly pay
+5% salary raise this year

Federal employees in New Jersey are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the three General Schedule localities that cover New Jersey in which they work. Localities that cover parts of New Jersey include New York City, Philadelphia and Rest of U.S..

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within New Jersey where Federal employees work. Each city lists the GS Locality in which it is located, and the current Locality Adjustment applicable to that locality. Click on any city or locality to see the adjusted pay tables for that region.

City / Base Locality Type Federal Employee Count † GS Locality Name Locality Adjustment
Coast Guard Training Center Cape May   Coast Guard 63 Philadelphia 28.55%
Elizabeth   Civilian 97 New York City 37.24%
Jersey City   Civilian 111 New York City 37.24%
Newark   Civilian 792 New York City 37.24%
Paterson   Civilian 69 New York City 37.24%
Picatinny Arsenal   Army Unknown New York City 37.24%
Coast Guard Long Range Navigation Support Unit   Coast Guard Unknown Philadelphia 28.55%
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst   Army Unknown Philadelphia 28.55%
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst   Army Unknown New York City 37.24%
Naval Weapons Station Earle   Navy Unknown New York City 37.24%

Employee count includes only Non-DoD Employees in the GS Pay Scale. However, these rates apply to all General Schedule (GS) employees, including those in the Department of Defense (DoD).

New Jersey Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in New Jersey, 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 New Jersey.

Common Occupations in New Jersey

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Medical Support Assistance 137 $51,543.00 $12.00
Contracting 131 $109,124.00 $0.00
Nursing Assistant 120 $48,765.00 $0.00

This table lists the top three occupations held by the approximately 388 federal employees working in New Jersey, New Jersey, as well as average yearly compensation for New Jersey based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in New Jersey

Agency New Jersey Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Health Administration 257 $50,154.00 $6.00
Executive Director, Office Of Acquisition And Logistics 131 $109,124.00 $0.00

There are two Federal agencies with a significant workforce in New Jersey. 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 New Jersey

There are approximately 388 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within New Jersey. The average federal employee in New Jersey earns $69,811 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $4.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in New Jersey is Medical Support Assistance. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in New Jersey is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 257 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in New Jersey 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.

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