2020 Pay Tables and Schedules

Chapter 1: Section 11

Annual Salaries of Top U.S. Government Positions                

Executive Schedule

President $400,000 plus $50,000 official expense allowance

Vice President $253,300

Level I Cabinet Officers $219,200

Level II $197,300

Level III $181,500

Level IV $170,800

Level V $160,100

Congressional Salaries

Senators, Representatives, Delegates to Congress $174,000

President pro tempore of the Senate $193,400

Majority leader and minority leader of the Senate $193,400

Majority leader and minority leader of the House $193,400

Speaker of the House of Representatives $223,500



Judicial Salaries

Chief Justice of the United States $277,700

Associate Justices of the Supreme Court $265,600

Circuit Judges $229,500

District Judges $216,400

Judges, Court of International Trade, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Claims Court $216,400


Senior Executive Service, Senior Level,
and Senior Scientific and Technical Salaries

Agencies with a Certified Performance Appraisal System

Minimum Maximum

$131,239 $197,300

Agencies without a Certified Performance Appraisal System

Minimum Maximum

$131,239 $181,500




Note: Rates shown for the Vice President and Executive Level positions are amounts used for setting pay caps as described in Section 2 of this chapter. Amounts actually paid to these officials are slightly lower.



General Schedule Pay Boundaries and Tables

The boundaries for the General Schedule locality pay system generally follow standard government measures of metropolitan areas. In some cases, jurisdictions that lie just outside such areas are included based on the numbers of employees working there and the rate of commuting between the core and adjacent areas.

Metropolitan areas are designated because of their numbers of federal employees, not because of the overall population. Thus, some larger cities with small federal populations fall in the RUS locality, while some smaller cities that have a large federal presence have rates specific to them. Following are the current boundaries for the locality pay areas. The names of the metropolitan locality areas are those of the statistical areas that are the core of each.

Alaska: The state of Alaska

Albany-Schenectady: In New York, Counties of Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington

In Massachusetts, Berkshire County

Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas: Counties of Bernalillo, Cibola, Los Alamos, McKinley, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Torrance, and Valencia

Atlanta-Athens-Clarke County-Sandy Springs: In Georgia, Counties of Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Chambers, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gordon Gwinnett, Hall, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Lamar, Madison, Meriwether, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Rockdale, Spalding, Troup, Upson, and Walton

In Alabama, Chambers County

Austin-Round Rock: Counties of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson

Birmingham-Hoover: Counties of Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Chilton, Jefferson, St. Clair,  Shelby, Talladega, Tallapoosa, and Walker

Boston-Worcester-Providence: In Massachusetts, Counties of Barnstable, Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester

In New Hampshire, Counties of Belknap, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, and Strafford

In Rhode Island, Counties of Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, and Washingtonaå

In Maine, Counties of Androscoggin, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, and York

Buffalo-Cheektowaga: Counties of Cattaraugus, Erie, and Niagara

Burlington-South Burlington: Counties of Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle

Charlotte-Concord: In North Carolina, Counties of Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, and Union

In South Carolina, Chester, Lancaster, and York Counties

Chicago-Naperville: In Illinois, Counties of Bureau, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry, Putnam, and Will

In Indiana, Counties of Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, and Union

In Wisconsin, Kenosha County

Cincinnati-Wilmington-Maysville: In Ohio, Counties of Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren

In Kentucky, Counties of Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, and Pendleton

In Indiana, Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, and Union Counties

Cleveland-Akron-Canton: Counties of Ashtabula, Carroll, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Harrison, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, and Tuscarawas

Colorado Springs: Counties of El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo, and Teller

Columbus-Marion-Zanesville: Counties of Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Guernsey, Hocking, Knox, Licking, Logan, Madison Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, Pickaway, Perry, Ross, and Union

Corpus Christi-Kingsville-Alice: Counties of Aransas, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, and San Patricio

Dallas-Fort Worth: In Texas, Counties of Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise

In Oklahoma, Bryan County

Davenport-Moline: In Iowa, Counties of Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott

In Illinois, Counties of Henry, Mercer and Rock Island

Dayton-Springfield-Sidney: Counties of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby

Denver-Aurora: Counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Park, and Weld

Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor: Counties of Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne

Harrisburg-Lebanon: Counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Perry

Hartford-West Hartford: In Connecticut, Counties of Hartford, Middlesex, New London, Tolland, and Windham

In Massachusetts, Counties of Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire

Hawaii: The state of Hawaii

Houston-The Woodlands: Counties of Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Washington, Waller, and Wharton

Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville: Counties of Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan

Indianapolis-Carmel-Muncie: Counties of Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Decatur, Delaware, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan, Putnam, and Shelby

In Iowa, Counties of Harrison, Mills, and Pottawattamie

Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City: In Kansas, Counties of Atchison, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, Osage, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, and Wyandotte

In Missouri, Counties of Andrew, Bates, Buchanan, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, and Ray

Laredo: Webb County

Las Vegas-Henderson: In Nevada, Clark and Nye Counties

In Arizona, Mohave County

Los Angeles-Long Beach: Counties of Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, and Ventura..

Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie: Counties of Broward, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie

Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha: Counties of Dodge, Jefferson, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha

Minneapolis-St. Paul: In Minnesota, Counties of Anoka, Benton, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Le Sueur, McLeod, Mille Lacs, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Washington, and Wright

In Wisconsin, Pierce and St. Croix Counties

New York-Newark: In New York, Counties of Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Ulster, and Westchester

In New Jersey, Counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren. Also includes all of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

In Connecticut, Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven Counties

In Pennsylvania, Counties of Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Pike

Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont: In Nebraska, Counties of Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, and Washington

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville: Brevard County

Philadelphia-Reading-Camden: In Pennsylvania, Counties of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia

In New Jersey, Counties of Atlantic, Burlington (except for portions there of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, all which is in the New York-Newark-Bridgeport locality), Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem

In Delaware, Kent and New Castle Counties

In North Carolina, Counties of Camden, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans and Tyrrell

In Maryland, Cecil County

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale: Maricopa and Pinal Counties

Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton: In Pennsylvania, Counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland

In Ohio, Jefferson County

In West Virginia, Brooke and Hancock Counties

Portland-Vancouver-Salem: In Oregon, Counties of Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington, and Yamhill

In Washington, Counties of Clark, Cowlitz, and Skamania

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill: Counties of Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Orange, Person, Robeson, Scotland, Vance, and Wake

Richmond: Counties of Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King and Queen, King William, Louisa, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, and Sussex, cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond

Sacramento-Roseville: In California, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties

In Nevada, Counties of Douglas and Carson City

San Diego-Carlsbad: San Diego County

San Antonio-New Braunfels-Pearsall: Counties of Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson

San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland: Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma

Seattle-Tacoma: Counties of Island, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom

St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington: In Illinois, Counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Monroe, and St. Clair

In Missouri, Counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, and Warren; cities of St. Louis and Sullivan

Tucson-Nogales: Counties of Cochise, Pima, and Santa Cruz

Virginia Beach-Norfolk: In Virginia, Counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews,  and York; Cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg

In North Carolina, Counties of Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans

Washington-Baltimore-Arlington: District of Columbia

In Maryland, the Counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Washington and Baltimore city

In Virginia, the Counties of Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, King George, Loudon, Prince William, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Winchester

In Pennsylvania, Counties of Adams, Franklin, and York

In West Virginia, the Counties of Berkeley, Hampshire, Jefferson, and Morgan

Rest of U.S. (RUS): Portions of states not in another locality area, and U.S. territories and possessions.


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