New Jersey General Schedule Payscales
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|
|Newark||Civilian||792||New York City||33.98%|
|Jersey City||Civilian||111||New York City||33.98%|
|Paterson||Civilian||69||New York City||33.98%|
|Elizabeth||Civilian||97||New York City||33.98%|
|Picatinny Arsenal||Army||Unknown||New York City||33.98%|
|Coast Guard Long Range Navigation Support Unit||Coast Guard||Unknown||Philadelphia||26.04%|
|Coast Guard Training Center Cape May||Coast Guard||63||Philadelphia||26.04%|
|Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst||Army||Unknown||Philadelphia||26.04%|
|Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst||Army||Unknown||New York City||33.98%|
|Naval Weapons Station Earle||Navy||Unknown||New York City||33.98%|
† 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||132||$45,885.00||$0.00|
This table lists the top three occupations held by the approximately 411 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||263||$44,733.00||$0.00|
|Bureau Of Prisons/Federal Prison System||148||$81,948.00||$132.00|
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.
There are approximately 411 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within New Jersey. The average federal employee in New Jersey earns $57,138 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $44.
Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in New Jersey is Social Science. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in New Jersey is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 263 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.