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Hey guys, I'm trying to figure out if I'm being underpaid by my employer . . . the feds. I took a job that initially paid $10 an hour. Then I was shifted to another job for the same organization which pays GS-5 on the federal payscale. My understanding was that this would be in about the $15 range. Foolishly, I never got it in writing (or anything "official" acknowledging my shift to this new position, oddly.)
Today I was looking through my old pay stubs and I thought they seemed low. I did the math and I am being paid about $12.95 an hour. I say "about" because they randomly pay me a little less or a little more some weeks, like one week it broke down to $12.79 an hour, another it was $13.60 an hour. o_O (This is all before taxes, SS, and Medicare are taken out, of course.) I called my boss and he contacted the paycheck people (Accounting or whoever), who told him a) $12.95 is the GS-5 pay and b) the amount fluxes week by week, but averages out to $12.95.
Anyway, I am trying to find something online to confirm what the GS-5 pay range is. I know it varies based on the Step you're at, but $12.95 seems low even for Step 1. Maybe I'm just crazy, I don't know. I know my boss DID quote the job at $15 an hour when I applied for it, but I didn't get anything in writing, stupid me. Does GS vary from state to state or from job-type to job-type? I wouldn't think so, because it's FEDERAL not state, but I want to make sure before I pursue this further.