OPM Pay Scale

OPM General Pay Schedule 2020 Hourly Rate

The United States Office of Personnel Management announced the General Pay Schedule for both hourly rates and annual rates. The pay rates will take effect on January 1st, 2020 through the end of the year. This pay increase will affect 2.1 million Americans who are working for the federal government directly.

Since military members are not counted as federal employees, you’ll need to check the military pay scale for 2020 from here.

The pay increase is an average of 3.1%. The 2.6% of it makes up the across-the-board increase with the additional 0.5% locality adjustment. It is the same as the military pay raise for 2020. Although the federal employee pay raise was pushed to be 3.5% by lawmakers, the pay increase remains an average of 3.1%.

The lowest hourly rate for 2020 is $9.36 while the highest is $68.13. The lowest overtime rate is $14.04 while the highest is the same as the highest base rate. From the tables below, you can see from Grade 1 to 15 for all 5 steps. The first table makes up the base rate while the second is the overtime rates for FLSA-Exempt Employees.

General Schedule Hourly Base Rate Step 1 – 5

GradeStep 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5
1$9.36$9.68$9.99$10.30$10.61
2$10.53$10.78$11.13$11.42$11.55
3$11.49$11.87$12.25$12.64$13.02
4$12.90$13.33$13.76$14.19$14.62
5$14.43$14.91$15.39$15.87$16.35
6$16.08$16.62$17.16$17.69$18.23
7$17.87$18.47$19.06$19.66$20.26
8$19.79$20.45$21.11$21.77$22.43
9$21.86$22.59$23.32$24.05$24.78
10$24.08$24.88$25.68$26.48$27.29
11$26.45$27.33$28.21$29.10$29.98
12$31.70$32.76$33.82$34.88$35.93
13$37.70$38.96$40.21$41.47$42.73
14$44.55$46.04$47.52$49.01$50.49
15$52.40$54.15$55.90$57.64$59.39

General Schedule Hourly Base Pay Rate Step 6 – 10

GradeStep 6Step 7Step 8Step 9 Step 10
1$10.79$11.10$11.41$11.42$11.71
2$11.89$12.23$12.57$12.91$13.25
3$13.40$13.79$14.17$14.55$14.93
4$15.05$15.48$15.91$16.33$16.76
5$16.83$17.32$17.80$18.28$18.76
6$18.76$19.30$19.84$20.37$20.91
7$20.85$21.45$22.04$22.64$23.23
8$23.09$23.75$24.41$25.07$25.73
9$25.51$26.24$26.96$27.69$28.42
10$28.09$28.89$29.69$27.69$28.42
11$30.86$31.74$32.62$33.50$34.39
12$36.99$38.05$39.10$40.16$41.22
13$43.98$45.24$46.50$47.76$49.01
14$51.98$53.46$54.94$56.43$57.91
15$61.14$62.89$64.63$66.38$68.13

General Schedule Overtime Rates Step 1 – 5

GradeStep 1 Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5
1$14.04$14.52$14.99$15.45$15.92
2$15.80$16.17$16.70$17.13$17.33
3$17.24$17.81$18.38$18.96$19.53
4$19.35$20.00$20.64$21.29$21.93
5$21.65$22.37$23.09$23.81$24.53
6$24.12$24.93$25.74$26.54$27.35
7$26.81$27.71$28.59$29.49$30.39
8$26.69$30.68$31.67$32.66$33.65
9$32.79$33.89$34.98$36.08$36.12
10$36.12$36.12$36.12$36.12$36.12
11$36.12$36.12$36.12$36.12$36.12
12$36.12$36.12$36.12$36.12$36.12
13$37.70$38.96$40.21$41.47$42.73
14$44.55$46.04$47.52$49.01$50.49
15$52.40$54.15$55.90$57.64$59.39

General Schedule Overtime Rates Step 6 – 10

GradeStep 6Step 7Step 8 Step 9Step 10
1$16.19$16.65$17.12$17.13$17.57
2$17.84$18.35$18.86$19.37$19.88
3$20.10$20.69$21.26$21.83$22.40
4$22.58$23.22$23.87$24.50$25.14
5$25.25$25.98$26.70$27.42$28.14
6$28.14$28.95$26.70$27.42$28.14
7$31.28$32.18$33.06$33.96$34.85
8$34.64$35.63$36.12$36.12$36.12
9$36.12$36.12$36.12$36.12$36.12
10$36.12$36.12$36.12$36.12$36.12
11$36.12$36.12$36.12$36.12$36.12
12$36.99$38.05$39.10$40.16$41.22
13$43.98$45.24$46.50$47.76$49.01
14$51.98$53.46$54.94$56.43$57.91
15$61.14$62.89$64.63$66.38$68.13
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