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New York Government Pay Charts New York General Schedule Payscales

6,680 federal employees †
$75,206 average yearly pay
+5% salary raise this year

Federal employees in New York are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the five General Schedule localities that cover New York in which they work. Localities that cover parts of New York include Albany, Buffalo, New York City, Rochester 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 20.25%
Buffalo   Civilian 2,224 Buffalo 21.99%
New York   Civilian 11,276 New York City 37.24%
Northport   Civilian 1,189 New York City 37.24%
Rochester   Civilian 239 Rochester 17.35%
Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs   Navy Unknown Albany 20.25%
Syracuse   Civilian 1,249 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Watervliet Arsenal   Army 2 Albany 20.25%
Yonkers   Civilian 26 New York City 37.24%
Fort Drum   Army Unknown Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Fort Hamilton   Army Unknown New York City 37.24%
Military Academy   Army 1 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 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 2,159 $57,101.00 $2.00
Social Insurance Administration 1,116 $94,669.00 $0.00
Veterans Claims Examining 706 $78,866.00 $26.00
Tax Examining 698 $58,372.00 $2.00
Nursing Assistant 406 $49,512.00 $28.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 328 $68,564.00 $8.00
Medical Support Assistance 278 $45,228.00 $55.00
Social Science 146 $77,571.00 $0.00
Financial Clerical And Assistance 145 $58,982.00 $31.00
Practical Nurse 130 $52,947.00 $0.00
Environmental Engineering 128 $138,191.00 $0.00
General Business And Industry 123 $81,238.00 $0.00
Financial Administration And Program 117 $105,624.00 $9.00
Human Resources Management 100 $85,650.00 $0.00
General Physical Science 100 $131,098.00 $0.00

This table lists the top fifteen occupations held by the approximately 6,680 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 2,934 $71,437.00 $7.00
Social Security Administration 1,852 $84,725.00 $1.00
Veterans Health Administration 960 $52,787.00 $28.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 706 $78,866.00 $26.00
Environmental Protection Agency 228 $134,645.00 $0.00

There are five 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 6,680 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within New York. The average federal employee in New York earns $75,206 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $13.

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 2,934 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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