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Salaries and Wages

2008 Salary Tables and Related Information


Congress passed and the President signed legislation providing a 3.9 percent overall average pay increase for General Schedule employees in 2009. However, the statute authorizes the President to allocate the overall increase between an across-the-board increase and locality payments that vary by locality. OPM will publish pay tables for 2009 on its website as soon as possible after the President issues an Executive Order allocating the overall increase between an across-the-board increase and locality pay and establishes locality pay rates for 2009.

General Schedule and Locality Pay Tables

Law Enforcement Special Base Rates and Locality Pay Tables

2008 Locality Payments and Total Pay Increases for General Schedule EmployeesPDF version. [33 KB]

Executive Schedule

Locality Pay Area Definitions (2008)


Senior Executive Service

Employees in Senior-Level and Scientific or Professional Positions

Administrative Law Judges

Members of Boards of Contract Appeals

Memorandum on January 2008 Pay Adjustments (CPM 2008-01)

Extension of Locality Payments to
Non-General Schedule Employees
PDF version. [2853 KB]

Special Salary Rate Tables

2008 Pay Adjustments for Major Federal Pay Systems

Duty Station Locator

Prior Salary Tables
Federal Wage System


The Office of Personnel Management provides policy leadership and expertise on a variety of Governmentwide pay programs for Federal employees, including the General Schedule (GS), Law Enforcement Officer Pay Schedules, and the Federal Wage System (FWS).

For more information on the General Schedule and Law Enforcement Officer pay tables, agencies may email at