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Pay Scales at TSA (2009)

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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 $16,831 $24,608
B $19,281 $28,124
C $21,839 $32,811
D $25,141 $37,711
E $28,869 $43,357
F $33,130 $49,748
G $38,776 $60,081
H $47,298 $73,291
I $57,631 $89,376
J $70,309 $108,977
K $84,050 $130,283
L $100,455 $153,200
M $118,459 $153,200

Basic rates are limited to $153,200. The above rates do not include locality pay. Pay rates, including locality pay, are limited to $162,900.