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Title 5 Pay
What are the General Schedule (GS) and Federal Wage Systems?
These are the pay systems for the majority of NIH employees and they are authorized under Title 5 of the United States Code. The General Schedule includes GS/GM pay plans, and Federal Wage System includes Wage Grade (WG), Wage Leader (WL), and Wage Supervisor (WS) pay plans.
OPM GS Pay Tables
Federal Wage System
- OPM Federal Wage System (Covers trade, craft and labor positions)
- OPM Memorandum - Fiscal Year 2018 Prevailing Rate Pay Adjustments
- Department of Defense (DoD) Federal Wage Schedules for the Washington, District of Columbia (DCB) Wage Area
What is Senior, Executive & Scientific?
The employment system that applies to any positions that are classified above GS-15 and involve executive management and high policy-making responsibilities. Pay plans include Senior Executive Service (ES), Executive Schedule (EX), Senior-Level (SL), and Scientific or Professional (ST).