Congress has passed a retro-active 1.4% pay raise for 2019 in addition to a locality increase and 6 new localities.

General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Texas 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.

Texas 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 Texas, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX

The HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Houston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 26.65% 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$21,062$21,765$22,466$23,163$23,863$24,275$24,967$25,664$25,692$26,341
GS-2$23,681$24,243$25,027$25,692$25,978$26,742$27,506$28,270$29,033$29,797
GS-3$25,838$26,699$27,560$28,422$29,283$30,144$31,005$31,866$32,728$33,589
GS-4$29,005$29,972$30,938$31,904$32,871$33,837$34,803$35,770$36,736$37,702
GS-5$32,452$33,533$34,615$35,696$36,778$37,859$38,941$40,023$41,104$42,186
GS-6$36,174$37,379$38,585$39,791$40,997$42,202$43,408$44,614$45,819$47,025
GS-7$40,199$41,539$42,879$44,219$45,559$46,898$48,238$49,578$50,918$52,258
GS-8$44,519$46,003$47,487$48,972$50,456$51,940$53,425$54,909$56,393$57,878
GS-9$49,171$50,809$52,448$54,087$55,726$57,365$59,004$60,643$62,281$63,920
GS-10$54,149$55,954$57,759$59,563$61,368$63,173$64,978$66,783$68,587$70,392
GS-11$59,493$61,476$63,459$65,443$67,426$69,409$71,393$73,376$75,359$77,343
GS-12$71,305$73,682$76,060$78,437$80,814$83,191$85,569$87,946$90,323$92,700
GS-13$84,793$87,620$90,447$93,274$96,101$98,928$101,754$104,581$107,408$110,235
GS-14$100,199$103,539$106,879$110,218$113,558$116,898$120,238$123,577$126,917$130,257
GS-15$117,864$121,793$125,722$129,650$133,579$137,508$141,436$145,365$145,400*$145,400*

The Houston locality pay rate also applies to Houston, Pasadena, Pearland, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Houston GS locality include National Guard, VA Medical Center, and other facilities within the region.

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DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK

The DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dallas and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.34% 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$19,514$20,165$20,815$21,460$22,109$22,491$23,131$23,778$23,804$24,404
GS-2$21,940$22,461$23,188$23,804$24,069$24,776$25,484$26,191$26,899$27,607
GS-3$23,939$24,736$25,534$26,332$27,130$27,928$28,726$29,524$30,322$31,120
GS-4$26,873$27,769$28,664$29,559$30,454$31,350$32,245$33,140$34,036$34,931
GS-5$30,066$31,068$32,070$33,072$34,074$35,076$36,079$37,081$38,083$39,085
GS-6$33,515$34,632$35,749$36,866$37,983$39,100$40,217$41,334$42,451$43,568
GS-7$37,244$38,485$39,727$40,968$42,210$43,451$44,692$45,934$47,175$48,417
GS-8$41,246$42,621$43,997$45,372$46,747$48,122$49,498$50,873$52,248$53,623
GS-9$45,556$47,074$48,593$50,111$51,630$53,148$54,666$56,185$57,703$59,221
GS-10$50,169$51,841$53,513$55,185$56,857$58,529$60,201$61,873$63,545$65,218
GS-11$55,119$56,957$58,794$60,632$62,469$64,307$66,145$67,982$69,820$71,657
GS-12$66,064$68,266$70,469$72,671$74,873$77,076$79,278$81,481$83,683$85,886
GS-13$78,560$81,179$83,798$86,417$89,036$91,655$94,274$96,894$99,513$102,132
GS-14$92,834$95,928$99,022$102,116$105,211$108,305$111,399$114,493$117,588$120,682
GS-15$109,200$112,840$116,480$120,120$123,760$127,400$131,039$134,679$138,319$141,959

The Dallas locality pay rate also applies to Arlington, Carrollton, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Dallas GS locality include Carswell Field, Army-Air Force Exchange Service HQ, Fort Worth, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Texas

Any federal employees in Texas 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 Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Bastrop, Beaumont, Brownsville, Brownwood, College Station, Del Rio, El Paso, Killeen, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, Odessa, Round Rock, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Waco, Wichita Falls, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Fort Bliss, VA Medical Center, Waco Distribution Center, Dyess Air Force Base, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Sheppard Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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LAREDO, TX

The LAREDO, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Laredo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 12.64% 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$18,732$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 Laredo locality pay rate also applies to Laredo, and other cities 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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