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SEC Pay Structure

Base Pay Ranges

The base pay ranges for the different levels of SK series employees are as follows:

SK Series Pay Chart
Effective as of January 11, 2015
Level Minimum Maximum
SK-1 $20,687 $29,408
SK-2 $23,261 $33,067
SK-3 $25,379 $36,077
SK-4 $28,487 $40,491
SK-5 $31,876 $47,335
SK-6 $35,531 $52,760
SK-7 $39,485 $59,493
SK-8 $43,725 $65,885
SK-9 $48,296 $73,838
SK-10 $53,188 $81,316
SK-11 $58,438 $96,100
SK-12 $70,037 $115,185
SK-13 $83,287 $136,967
SK-14 $95,634 $157,270
SK-15 $101,375 $169,852
SK-16 $109,215 $180,043
SK-17 $115,769 $194,446

The salary cap, including locality pay, is $235,300 for all SK staff.

The base pay ranges for the different levels of Senior Officer positions are as follows:

New SO Pay Chart
Effective Date: January 11, 2015
 
New Pay Structure (No Locality)
SO Level New Minimum Maximum/Cap*
Level 1 $181,800 $240,986
Level 2 $181,800 $245,834
Level 3 $181,800 $245,834
 
SO 2015 Pay Caps (No Locality)
Level 1 $240,986
Level 2 & 3 $245,834
* 2 level pay cap created for 2014
 
All locations use minimum and maximum/cap.
updated January 2015

Locality Pay

The locality rates presented below are applied to an employee’s base pay based on his/her duty location.

2015 SEC Locality Rates
Locality Current Rate
Atlanta 19.29%
Boston 29.27%
Chicago 25.58%
Denver 22.52%
Fort Worth 20.67%
Los Angeles 28.38%
Miami 20.79%
New York 30.74%
Philadelphia 21.79%
Salt Lake City 14.16%
San Francisco 35.15%
Washington, DC 24.22%

Federal and SEC Benefits

See Federal and SEC Benefits for a look at vacation and holiday leave, retirement, and health benefits offered to SEC staff.

 

http://www.sec.gov/jobs/sec-pay.shtml


Modified: 01/30/2015