Title 5 Pay

Title 5 Pay covers employees under the General Schedule (GS) and Wage Grade (WG) pay plans. This also includes Senior, Executive & Scientific pay under ES, SL, ST, and EX pay plans.

Pay Systems

General Schedule (GS)

Federal Wage System (FWS)

Senior, Executive & Scientific (SES)

Setting Pay

Pay Schedules

Locality Pay

Title 5 Special Rates

Pay Caps

Grade/Pay Retention

Highest Previous Rate/Maximum Payable Rate Rule

Superior Qualifications and Special Needs Pay-Setting

Within-Grade Increases (WGIs)


Other Pay Guidance

Additional Compensation Flexibilities

Physicians' Comparability Allowance (PCA)

Recruitment, Relocation, and Retention Incentives (3Rs)

Student Loan Repayment Program

Premium Pay

Reimbursement of Expenses to Obtain Professional Credentials

Classification Appeals

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Waiver of Overpayment (WOP)