GS Locality Pay Tables

Salary Table 2024-BU

Incorporating the 4.7% General Schedule Increase and a Locality Payment of 21.99%

For the Locality Pay Area of Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Olean, NY

Total Increase: 5.25%

Effective January 2024

Annual Rates by Grade and Step

Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
1 26821 27721 28612 29501 30390 30911 31794 32684 32719 33550
2 30158 30876 31875 32719 33089 34062 35036 36009 36982 37956
3 32907 34003 35100 36197 37294 38390 39487 40584 41680 42777
4 36939 38169 39400 40631 41862 43093 44324 45555 46786 48016
5 41328 42705 44082 45460 46837 48214 49591 50969 52346 53723
6 46070 47605 49141 50677 52213 53749 55285 56821 58356 59892
7 51194 52901 54608 56314 58021 59728 61434 63141 64847 66554
8 56695 58584 60474 62364 64253 66143 68033 69922 71812 73701
9 62620 64707 66794 68882 70969 73056 75143 77231 79318 81405
10 68959 71257 73555 75853 78152 80450 82748 85047 87345 89643
11 75764 78290 80815 83340 85865 88390 90915 93441 95966 98491
12 90811 93837 96864 99890 102917 105943 108970 111997 115023 118050
13 107986 111585 115185 118785 122385 125985 129585 133185 136785 140385
14 127606 131860 136114 140368 144622 148875 153129 157383 161637 165891
15 150098 155101 160103 165106 170109 175112 180115 185117 190120 191900 *

Source: OPM
* Rate limited to the rate for level IV of the Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)).

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Locality raises are determined by comparisons of local private sector salary rates, not by cost of living. An individual’s rate is based on where he or she works, not where he or she lives.

Four new localities are effective in 2024 and the boundaries of most prior localities were expanded, providing an additional pay boost to affected employees—a total of some 33,300—by moving them into an area with a specific rate from the rest of the U.S. locality. The raises for the new localities are: Fresno, Calif., 5.28; Reno, Nev., 5.25; Rochester, N.Y., 5.46; and Spokane, Wash., 5.31.

Federal Pay Systems
The general schedule salary system for white collar federal employees is what is generally referred to the “civil service” pay system even though it now covers only just more than half of the workforce. The wage system for blue collar employees is the next largest while numerous other special salary systems make up the rest.

Separate salary systems are maintained for Senior Executive Service members, the U.S. Postal Service, the Foreign Service, law enforcement officers, most medical personnel of the Veterans Health Administration and high-level officials including administrative law judges, Board of Contract Appeal members, and certain senior professional employees.

Presidential appointees are paid under the Executive Schedule system while federal judges and members of Congress also have separate pay schedules.

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