Pay Scales >> Browse Articles

Browse Pay Scales Articles

  • +8

    2010 Government Pay Schedule

    Federal employees can typically expect a small annual pay-increase, though the amount is different year-to-year. While the debate over how big or small the increase is depends on the whims of Congress, federal employees are left waiting. Thankfully, GovCentral's crack team of mathematicians have been toiling in the depths of excel spreadsheets to project what the 2010 General Schedule (GS) pay ...
    Rated: +8
  • Rate

    2010 General Schedule Pay Scale

    Federal employees can typically expect a small annual pay-increase, though the amount is different year-to-year. While the debate over how big or small the increase is depends on the whims of Congress, federal employees are left waiting. [widget:logged_out_become_a_govt_worker] Thankfully, GovCentral's crack team of mathematicians have been toiling in the depths of excel spreadsheets to project what the 2010 General Schedule (GS) ...
  • -2

    GS Pay Scale FAQs

    GS Pay Scale FAQs
    While we're constantly working to improve our guide to the GS Pay Scale, it can still be a confusing system. We created this page in order to answer any specific questions you might have about the Pay Scale. Since many users seem to have similar question, we'll continue to post the questions we receive here, along with the best answers we ...
    Rated: -2
  • +6

    10 Government Jobs That Pay Over 90K

    10 Government Jobs That Pay Over 90K
    Great benefits and national holidays off are a few of the many great perks of government work. High compensation, however, isn't usually an association that comes to mind. You'd think you wouldn't be able to earn as high of a salary as what you'd expect to earn in the private sector of corporate America. Yet according to salary information on USA ...
    Rated: +6
  • -1

    Federal GS Pay Raise in 2010 to Increase 2%

    Federal GS Pay Raise in 2010 to Increase 2%
    The federal civilian workforce will receive a 2 percent pay increase in fiscal 2010 under the Obama administration's proposed budget. This is a significant percent decrease from the previous 3.5% and 3.9% increases in 2008 and 2009, respectively. The administration has cited this lower percentage increase as reflective of the current economic crisis. Such a measure will make federal pay and ...
    Rated: -1
  • +1

    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 ...
    Rated: +1
  • +2

    2011 Government General Schedule Pay Scale

    2011 Government General Schedule Pay Scale
    The President issued a two-year pay freeze for civilian government employees. This will freeze pay at its current 2010 levels. Scroll down below to see the 2011 government pay scale. Find the pay locality in your area at GovCentral's Pay Scale Channel ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-GAINESVILLE, GA-AL BOSTON-WORCESTER-MANCHESTER, MA-NH-RI-ME BUFFALO-NIAGARA-CATTARAUGUS, NY CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE-MICHIGAN CITY, IL-IN-WI CINCINNATI-MIDDLETOWN-WILMINGTON, OH-KY-IN CLEVELAND-AKRON-ELYRIA, OH COLUMBUS-MARION-CHILLICOTHE, OH DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX ...
    Rated: +2
  • -4

    2010 Pay Locality WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-NORTHERN VIRGINIA, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

    Salary Table 2010-Dcb
    Rated: -4
  • +3

    Federal Salaries: How to Talk Your Way Up the Scale

    Federal Salaries: How to Talk Your Way Up the Scale
    People frequently ask me if it's possible to negotiate a higher federal salary. The answer is yes, provided you have some basic information about government pay scales. Each government job has a salary range defined by steps within a pay grade. There is a range that the HR specialist and supervisor may have in mind to offer you, depending on your ...
    Rated: +3
  • -2

    2010 Pay Locality REST OF U.S.

    Salary Table 2010-Rus
    Rated: -2
  • Rate

    What Determines Where You Stand On The GS Scale?

    What Determines Where You Stand On The GS Scale?
    Having trouble figuring out which "grade" you are in on the GS Scale? Use this information to understand: 1) Levels of Qualifying Education or Training 2) What Officially Defines An "Academic Year" 3) The Benefit From College or University Education 4) The Boost From "Superior Academic Achievement" Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions GENERAL POLICIES AND INSTRUCTIONS Part E.4.(b) - E.4.(h) ...
  • +1

    2009 Government Pay Schedule

    Employees of the government know that the process for determining next year's pay rate schedule is a complicated one. Employees of the government also know that the rate of salary increase fluctuates from year to year. It is impossible to predict the 2009 pay raises with 100% certainty. Nonetheless, it is very possible to make an educated guess about what pay ...
    Rated: +1
  • -2

    General Schedule Pay Scale

    General Schedule Pay Scale
    Over 70 percent of the Federal workforce is paid according to the General Pay Scale. The scale can be difficult to understand for both new and even experienced Federal employees. This article attempts to clarify exactly how government wages are distributed to government employees. Each Federal job is given a specific rating from one to fifteen depending on the amount of ...
    Rated: -2
  • +1

    OPM Issues Updates on January 2010 Pay Raise

    OPM Issues Updates on January 2010 Pay Raise
    This statement was just released by the Office of Personnel Management Update on January 2010 Pay Adjustments On August 31, 2009, President Obama used his alternative plan authority under 5 U.S.C. 5303(b) to set the across-the-board pay increase for General Schedule employees at 2.0 percent for January 2010. The President has authority to issue a subsequent alternative plan regarding locality pay ...
    Rated: +1
  • +4

    How to Boost Your Salary Offer

    How to Boost Your Salary Offer
    So you’ve received an offer for a federal job. This means that you probably beat out dozens, or perhaps even hundreds, of competitors to rank as the hiring agency’s number one pick. Congratulations! You should feel great about your success. But even though you have bagged your target job, the application process is still not over. Why not? Because you have ...
    Rated: +4
  • Rate

    Federal Wage System: Overview & Facts

    h3. Facts About the Federal Wage System WHY? The Federal Wage System (FWS) was developed to make the pay of Federal blue-collar workers comparable to prevailing private sector rates in each local wage area. Before the FWS, there was no central authority to establish wage equity for Federal trade, craft, and laboring employees. In 1965, President Johnson ordered the former Civil ...
  • Rate

    Salary Council Makes 2011 Locality Pay Rate Recommendations

    Salary Council Makes 2011 Locality Pay Rate Recommendations
    The Federal Salary Council has recommended a 43.75 percent average locality pay rate for federal employees in 2011, but the 2010 civilian pay raise is still a mystery. The council recommended the highest locality rate for San Francisco at 61.30 percent, with Washington close behind at 60.23 percent. New York City followed with a 53.82 percent recommendation, and Hartford, Conn., was ...
  • +6

    Federal pay ahead of private industry

    Federal pay ahead of private industry
    Federal employees earn higher average salaries than private-sector workers in more than eight out of 10 occupations, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data finds. Accountants, nurses, chemists, surveyors, cooks, clerks and janitors are among the wide range of jobs that get paid more on average in the federal government than in the private sector. Overall, federal workers earned an average ...
    Rated: +6
  • +2

    Independent analysis of federal and private salary data needed

    Independent analysis of federal and private salary data needed
    The issues surrounding pay and benefits for federal employees continues to be a controversial one. Federal News Radio told you last week that John Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management, was incensed at an editorial in the Washington Times last week. That op-ed piece claimed that federal employees don't always work hard to earn their salaries. Chris Edwards is ...
    Rated: +2
  • -2

    2010 GS Pay Locality ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-GAINESVILLE, GA-AL

    Salary Table 2010-Atl
    Rated: -2
Govcentral School Finder

Save time in your search for a degree program. Use GovCentral's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

Get Info

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.