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Salary Table No. 2023-SL/ST

Rates of Basic Pay for Employees in Senior-Level (SL) and Scientific or Professional (ST) Positions

Effective January 2023

Structure of the SL/ST Pay System Minimum Maximum
Agencies with a Certified SL/ST Performance Appraisal System $141,022 $212,100
Agencies without a Certified SL/ST Performance Appraisal System $141,022 $195,000

Note: Section 747 of division E of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, continues a freeze on the payable rates of pay for certain senior political officials through the end of the last day of the last pay period that begins in calendar year 2023 (i.e., January 13, 2024, for those on the standard biweekly pay period cycle). See for more information.

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