The 2024 Federal Pay Increase marks a significant step forward for civilian federal employees. President Biden has approved a 5.2% average pay raise, including a 4.7% general raise and a 0.5% locality adjustment, highlighting regional pay variations. This increase addresses the wage gap between federal and private sector workers, a gap that has persisted for years. With new locality pay areas in California, Nevada, New York, and Washington-Idaho, many employees will see notable raises. The potential for further raises in the coming years, including a proposed 7.4% increase, underscores ongoing efforts to enhance federal compensation.