High-3 Average Salary
Your "high-3" average salary is determined by finding your highest average basic pay over any three year period.
The three years must be consecutive. Generally, the final three years of service include the highest pay, but pay from an earlier period can be used if it was higher.
Basic pay includes:
Basic pay does NOT include:
|night differential||cash awards|
|premium pay||military pay|
|pay for wage grade|
Source: OPM RI 83-7
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