GS Locality Pay Tables

Salary Table 2024-RA

Incorporating the 4.7% General Schedule Increase and a Locality Payment of 21.90%

For the Locality Pay Area of Raleigh-Durham-Cary, NC

Total Increase: 5.16%

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 26801 27701 28590 29479 30368 30888 31771 32659 32695 33525
2 30136 30853 31851 32695 33064 34037 35010 35982 36955 37928
3 32883 33978 35074 36170 37266 38362 39458 40554 41650 42745
4 36911 38141 39371 40601 41831 43061 44291 45521 46751 47981
5 41297 42674 44050 45426 46802 48179 49555 50931 52307 53684
6 46036 47570 49105 50640 52174 53709 55244 56779 58313 59848
7 51157 52862 54567 56273 57978 59683 61389 63094 64800 66505
8 56653 58541 60429 62318 64206 66094 67982 69871 71759 73647
9 62574 64659 66745 68831 70917 73002 75088 77174 79259 81345
10 68908 71204 73501 75797 78094 80391 82687 84984 87280 89577
11 75708 78232 80755 83278 85802 88325 90848 93372 95895 98418
12 90744 93768 96792 99817 102841 105865 108890 111914 114938 117963
13 107906 111503 115100 118698 122295 125892 129489 133087 136684 140281
14 127512 131763 136014 140264 144515 148766 153016 157267 161518 165768
15 149987 154986 159985 164984 169983 174983 179982 184981 189980 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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