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The Ultimate Guide to the GS Pay Scale

The Ultimate Guide to the GS Pay Scale

The General Schedule Pay Scale: Explained

Need help understanding the General Schedule Pay Scale? Follow these chapters to understand why the system is in place, how ‘the Man’ determines your salary, and how you can make more money in your government job.

Chapter 1:
The Federal Wage System: Introduction
…what is this anyway…

Chapter 2:
The Federal Wage System: Overview and Facts
…what you need to know from the start…

Chapter 3:
What Determines Which Grade and/or Step You Fall Under?
…why you will make the money you do…

Chapter 4:
General Schedule Pay Scale Ranges
…2007 vs. 2008; Hourly Wage; Annual Salary Range…

Chapter 5:
2010 Government General Pay Schedule
…to know exactly where you stand…

Chapter 6:
Frequently Asked Questions About the GS Pay Scale
…others are confused, too…

Chapter 7:
Federal Salaries: How to Talk Your Way Up the Scale
…negotiate your way to a raise…

Chapter 8:
Related Articles and Links
…negotiating, which city to make the most money in, etc, etc….

General Schedule Pay Scale Detailed Chart: 2010

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