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Contract2008

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Let's Talk About Goverment Jobs' Pay Scale
« on: April 14, 2008, 03:59:01 PM »
What's the starting pay for a new JD, GS-11?  How much is that?  Does the amount increase every year or two, generally speaking?  What's the exit option, if any? 

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Re: Let's Talk About Goverment Jobs' Pay Scale
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008, 04:10:17 PM »
http://www.seemysearch.com/governmentjobs/salary.htm

dunno how useful this is, adjust for inflation i guess

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Re: Let's Talk About Goverment Jobs' Pay Scale
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 04:14:33 PM »
http://www.seemysearch.com/governmentjobs/salary.htm

dunno how useful this is, adjust for inflation i guess

Is GS-15 the max someone can get paid?   How many years does it usually take to go from GS-11 to 15?

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Re: Let's Talk About Goverment Jobs' Pay Scale
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008, 04:17:35 PM »
http://www.seemysearch.com/governmentjobs/salary.htm

dunno how useful this is, adjust for inflation i guess

Is GS-15 the max someone can get paid?   How many years does it usually take to go from GS-11 to 15?

How many years in a govt position before pension, 20 or 25?  I assume it would max out 5 before that, and pension at 3/4 for that.  However, going into government for money seems to be a questionable proposition in the first.

edit:  i dont know if the "steps" indicate an amount of time, or if its more meritocracy based

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Re: Let's Talk About Goverment Jobs' Pay Scale
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008, 04:30:21 PM »
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What's the starting pay for a new JD, GS-11?

According to this link GS-11 is $63,811

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Re: Let's Talk About Goverment Jobs' Pay Scale
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008, 04:32:38 PM »
Any schools that are particularly good for govt jobs?

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Re: Let's Talk About Goverment Jobs' Pay Scale
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2008, 04:55:48 PM »
Here is the link to OPM's website which lists the pay for federal government employees:

http://www.opm.gov/oca/08tables/indexGS.asp

Also, as you can see, the pay varies depending on the cost of living.

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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2008, 04:59:33 PM »
Also, each year, the pay grades are increased by approximately 3 percent to account for cost of living increases.

I believe that the pay increases for attorneys vary depending on job.  Some agencies may give 1 step promotion per year, while others may give a grade promotion after a certain number of years.

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Re: Let's Talk About Goverment Jobs' Pay Scale
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2008, 05:01:38 PM »
Most of the DC schools do relatively well at placing their graduates in the federal government.

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Re: Let's Talk About Goverment Jobs' Pay Scale
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2008, 05:31:53 PM »
http://www.seemysearch.com/governmentjobs/salary.htm

dunno how useful this is, adjust for inflation i guess

Is GS-15 the max someone can get paid?   How many years does it usually take to go from GS-11 to 15?

You can get above GS-15 but you will be off the GS scale.  This pay grade is known as the SES and it is reserved for higher ups.   Also not all federal jobs can get you to GS-15.  Each job type has it's minimum and maximum pay grade.  I have no Idea how any of this applies to lawyer jobs with the fed government.