Got this from a NATCA thread, short answer yes, if this is the current info.
Section 4. New Hire/New Entrant/Reentrant Pay Setting.
A. A New Hire is an individual who has never been employed by the Agency as
an Air Traffic Controller in the terminal/en route option in the ATO. A new
hire who is required to attend the FAA Academy shall have basic pay set at
the Academy Graduate (AG) pay band effective the day after their graduation
from the FAA Academy. If a New Hire is not required to attend the FAA
Academy, basic pay shall be set at the AG pay band upon the effective date of
their appointment to their facility of record and receive further increases in
accordance with Section 5.
B. A New Entrant is a federal employee who has never been employed by the
Agency as an Air Traffic Control Specialist in the terminal/en route option. A
New Entrant, whether or not he/she is required to attend the FAA Academy,
will retain their current Federal Pay up to the maximum of the Developmental
3 pay band (career level G) and receive further increases in accordance with
C. For a Military or DOD Civilian controller with 52 consecutive weeks
experience as a certified air traffic controller that completes training at the
Academy (if required) and reports to their assigned facility, pay will be set at
the minimum of the lowest developmental level pay band for the assigned
D. When any employee meets more than one of the criteria in this Section the
employee?s pay will be initially set using the criteria that provides the
employee with the highest pay.