GS Locality Pay Tables

Salary Table 2024-SD

Incorporating the 4.7% General Schedule Increase and a Locality Payment of 33.05%

For the Locality Pay Area of San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

Total Increase: 5.52%

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 29252 30234 31206 32175 33145 33714 34677 35647 35685 36591
2 32893 33675 34765 35685 36088 37150 38212 39274 40335 41397
3 35890 37086 38282 39479 40675 41871 43067 44263 45459 46655
4 40288 41630 42972 44315 45657 47000 48342 49685 51027 52370
5 45075 46577 48079 49581 51083 52585 54087 55590 57092 58594
6 50246 51921 53597 55272 56947 58622 60297 61972 63647 65322
7 55836 57697 59559 61420 63281 65143 67004 68865 70727 72588
8 61835 63896 65957 68018 70079 72140 74201 76262 78323 80383
9 68297 70574 72850 75127 77403 79680 81956 84233 86509 88786
10 75211 77717 80224 82730 85237 87744 90250 92757 95264 97770
11 82633 85387 88142 90896 93650 96404 99158 101912 104666 107421
12 99044 102345 105646 108947 112248 115549 118850 122151 125452 128752
13 117776 121702 125628 129555 133481 137407 141334 145260 149186 153113
14 139176 143815 148455 153094 157733 162373 167012 171652 176291 180931
15 163706 169162 174619 180075 185532 190988 191900 * 191900 * 191900 * 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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