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

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).

Senior Executive Service (SES), Executive Schedule (EX) and Senior-Level and Scientific or Professional (SL/ST) Pay Tables

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