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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Alabama for 2007

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The General Schedule (GS) payscale is the federal government payscale used to determine the salaries of over 70% of federal civilian employees.

Under the GS payscale, an employee's base pay depends on two factors - the GS Paygrade of their job, and the Paygrade Step they have achieved (depending on seniority or performance). This base pay is then modified based on a "Locality Pay Adjustment", which adjusts the GS payscale based on cost-of-living in different areas within the United States.

Alabama has one or more Locality Pay Adjustment areas with special locality pay adjustment rates. This page lists the locality-adjusted yearly GS pay scales for each area, with starting pay for a GS-1 broken down by county in the interactive map. For a detailed calculation of your pay as a GS employee in Alabama, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL

The ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Atlanta and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.89% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$19,273$19,916$20,558$21,195$21,836$22,213$22,845$23,484$23,509$24,103
GS-2$21,669$22,184$22,901$23,509$23,771$24,470$25,169$25,868$26,567$27,265
GS-3$23,643$24,431$25,219$26,007$26,795$27,583$28,371$29,159$29,947$30,735
GS-4$26,541$27,425$28,310$29,194$30,078$30,962$31,847$32,731$33,615$34,499
GS-5$29,694$30,684$31,674$32,664$33,653$34,643$35,633$36,622$37,612$38,602
GS-6$33,101$34,204$35,307$36,410$37,514$38,617$39,720$40,823$41,927$43,030
GS-7$36,783$38,010$39,236$40,462$41,688$42,914$44,140$45,366$46,592$47,819
GS-8$40,736$42,095$43,453$44,811$46,169$47,528$48,886$50,244$51,602$52,961
GS-9$44,993$46,493$47,992$49,492$50,992$52,491$53,991$55,490$56,990$58,490
GS-10$49,549$51,200$52,852$54,503$56,154$57,806$59,457$61,109$62,760$64,412
GS-11$54,438$56,253$58,068$59,883$61,698$63,512$65,327$67,142$68,957$70,772
GS-12$65,247$67,422$69,598$71,773$73,948$76,124$78,299$80,474$82,649$84,825
GS-13$77,590$80,176$82,763$85,350$87,936$90,523$93,110$95,696$98,283$100,869
GS-14$91,686$94,742$97,798$100,854$103,910$106,966$110,022$113,079$116,135$119,191
GS-15$107,851$111,446$115,041$118,635$122,230$125,825$129,420$133,015$136,610$140,205
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HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL

The HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Huntsville and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 13.6% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$18,892$19,522$20,152$20,776$21,405$21,774$22,394$23,020$23,045$23,627
GS-2$21,241$21,745$22,448$23,045$23,302$23,987$24,672$25,357$26,042$26,727
GS-3$23,176$23,948$24,720$25,493$26,265$27,038$27,810$28,583$29,355$30,128
GS-4$26,017$26,883$27,750$28,617$29,484$30,351$31,217$32,084$32,951$33,818
GS-5$29,108$30,078$31,048$32,018$32,988$33,958$34,929$35,899$36,869$37,839
GS-6$32,446$33,528$34,609$35,691$36,772$37,854$38,935$40,017$41,098$42,180
GS-7$36,057$37,259$38,460$39,662$40,864$42,066$43,268$44,470$45,672$46,874
GS-8$39,932$41,263$42,594$43,926$45,257$46,588$47,920$49,251$50,583$51,914
GS-9$44,104$45,574$47,044$48,514$49,984$51,454$52,924$54,394$55,864$57,334
GS-10$48,570$50,188$51,807$53,426$55,045$56,664$58,282$59,901$61,520$63,139
GS-11$53,362$55,141$56,920$58,699$60,478$62,257$64,036$65,815$67,594$69,373
GS-12$63,958$66,090$68,222$70,355$72,487$74,619$76,752$78,884$81,016$83,148
GS-13$76,056$78,592$81,127$83,663$86,199$88,734$91,270$93,805$96,341$98,876
GS-14$89,875$92,870$95,866$98,862$101,857$104,853$107,848$110,844$113,840$116,835
GS-15$105,720$109,243$112,767$116,291$119,815$123,339$126,863$130,387$133,911$137,434

The Huntsville locality pay rate also applies to Huntsville, and other cities within the region.

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Rest of Alabama

Any federal employees in Alabama who do not live in an area for which a specific Locality Pay Adjustment has been set will receive the generic "Rest of the United States" locality pay adjustment of 12.64% (shown in the table below).

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$18,732$19,357$19,981$20,601$21,224$21,590$22,205$22,825$22,850$23,427
GS-2$21,061$21,562$22,259$22,850$23,105$23,784$24,463$25,142$25,822$26,501
GS-3$22,980$23,746$24,512$25,278$26,043$26,809$27,575$28,341$29,107$29,873
GS-4$25,797$26,656$27,516$28,375$29,235$30,094$30,953$31,813$32,672$33,532
GS-5$28,862$29,824$30,786$31,748$32,710$33,671$34,633$35,595$36,557$37,519
GS-6$32,172$33,245$34,317$35,389$36,462$37,534$38,606$39,679$40,751$41,823
GS-7$35,752$36,944$38,135$39,327$40,519$41,711$42,902$44,094$45,286$46,478
GS-8$39,594$40,914$42,234$43,555$44,875$46,195$47,515$48,835$50,155$51,475
GS-9$43,731$45,189$46,646$48,104$49,562$51,019$52,477$53,934$55,392$56,849
GS-10$48,159$49,764$51,369$52,975$54,580$56,185$57,790$59,395$61,000$62,605
GS-11$52,912$54,675$56,439$58,203$59,967$61,731$63,495$65,259$67,023$68,787
GS-12$63,417$65,532$67,646$69,760$71,874$73,989$76,103$78,217$80,331$82,446
GS-13$75,414$77,928$80,442$82,956$85,470$87,984$90,498$93,012$95,527$98,041
GS-14$89,115$92,085$95,056$98,026$100,996$103,967$106,937$109,907$112,878$115,848
GS-15$104,826$108,320$111,814$115,308$118,803$122,297$125,791$129,285$132,779$136,273

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Eastaboga, Fort Rucker, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Anniston Army Depot, Maxwell Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $145,400, which is the SES (Senior Executive Scale)'s Level 4 pay for the current year (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)).


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