New York General Schedule Payscales
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|
|Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs||Navy||Unknown||Albany||18.68%|
|Military Academy||Army||1||New York City||35.06%|
|Fort Hamilton||Army||Unknown||New York City||35.06%|
|Yonkers||Civilian||26||New York City||35.06%|
|Northport||Civilian||1,189||New York City||35.06%|
|New York||Civilian||11,276||New York City||35.06%|
|Fort Drum||Army||Unknown||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Syracuse||Civilian||1,249||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Rochester||Civilian||239||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
† 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|
|Social Insurance Administration||1,156||$91,866.00||$414.00|
|Veterans Claims Examining||581||$65,074.00||$53.00|
|General Legal And Kindred Administration||332||$66,917.00||$376.00|
|Medical Support Assistance||274||$44,238.00||$94.00|
|Financial Clerical And Assistance||149||$56,869.00||$33.00|
|General Business And Industry||141||$76,926.00||$9.00|
|Financial Administration And Program||107||$101,859.00||$129.00|
|Human Resources Management||103||$84,478.00||$226.00|
|General Physical Science||100||$128,786.00||$2,598.00|
This table lists the top seventeen occupations held by the approximately 6,761 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||2,918||$69,090.00||$58.00|
|Social Security Administration||1,890||$82,353.00||$391.00|
|Veterans Health Administration||1,042||$54,026.00||$311.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||581||$65,074.00||$53.00|
|Environmental Protection Agency||229||$131,622.00||$2,579.00|
|Citizenship And Immigration Services||101||$84,381.00||$75.00|
There are six 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.
There are approximately 6,761 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within New York. The average federal employee in New York earns $72,906 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $421.
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 2,918 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.