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New York Government Pay Charts New York General Schedule Payscales

7,084 federal employees †
$69,931 average yearly pay
+2% salary raise this year

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

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within New York 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
Albany   Civilian 1,280 Albany 18.68%
Buffalo   Civilian 2,224 Buffalo 20.78%
New York   Civilian 11,276 New York City 35.06%
Northport   Civilian 1,189 New York City 35.06%
Rochester   Civilian 239 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs   Navy Unknown Albany 18.68%
Syracuse   Civilian 1,249 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Watervliet Arsenal   Army 2 Albany 18.68%
Yonkers   Civilian 26 New York City 35.06%
Fort Drum   Army Unknown Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Fort Hamilton   Army Unknown New York City 35.06%
Military Academy   Army 1 New York City 35.06%

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 York Federal Employment Statistics

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

Common Occupations in New York

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Contact Representative 2,131 $55,533.00 $0.00
Social Insurance Administration 1,187 $90,254.00 $0.00
Tax Examining 772 $56,408.00 $0.00
Veterans Claims Examining 577 $63,561.00 $0.00
Medical Support Assistance 404 $46,412.00 $0.00
Nursing Assistant 383 $48,028.00 $0.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 362 $64,512.00 $0.00
Social Science 257 $72,703.00 $0.00
General Business And Industry 226 $71,773.00 $0.00
Financial Clerical And Assistance 173 $55,452.00 $0.00
Practical Nurse 141 $45,041.00 $0.00
Environmental Engineering 131 $132,975.00 $0.00
Language Specialist 128 $79,563.00 $0.00
Financial Administration And Program 112 $99,651.00 $0.00
General Attorney 100 $123,929.00 $0.00

This table lists the top fifteen occupations held by the approximately 7,084 federal employees working in New York, New York, as well as average yearly compensation for New York based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in New York

Agency New York Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Internal Revenue Service 2,882 $66,490.00 $0.00
Social Security Administration 2,057 $86,932.00 $0.00
Veterans Health Administration 1,185 $50,133.00 $0.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 577 $63,561.00 $0.00
Environmental Protection Agency 131 $132,975.00 $0.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 128 $79,563.00 $0.00
Small Business Administration 124 $63,649.00 $0.00

There are seven Federal agencies with a significant workforce in New York. 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 York

There are approximately 7,084 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within New York. The average federal employee in New York earns $69,931 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $0.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in New York is Contact Representative. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in New York is the Internal Revenue Service, which has total of 2,882 employees in the area.

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