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Pay Bands

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We are unique among our fellow Federal employees because we do not use the standard GS grading system you may be familiar with. We use an "SV" grading system, which is a system of discrete grades with pay ranges that differ from GS pay ranges. These discrete grades, which are identified by letters rather than numbers, have minimum and maximum rates.

In the table below, we show the ranges for each pay band.

Pay Band Minimum Maximum
A $17,427 $25,479
B $19,964 $29,119
C $22,613 $33,972
D $26,031 $39,047
E $29,891 $44,891
F $34,303 $51,509
G $40,150 $62,208
H $48,972 $75,885
I $59,671 $92,540
J $72,799 $112,835
K $87,026 $134,895
L $104,012 $158,700
M $121,438 $158,700

The above rates are basic pay rates and do not include locality pay. 2014 basic pay rates are limited to $158,700. 2015 adjusted pay rates (base pay plus locality) are limited to $176,019.

Latest revision: 31 March 2015