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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Alabama for 2008

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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 16.59% 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$19,874$20,537$21,198$21,856$22,517$22,905$23,558$24,217$24,243$24,862
GS-2$22,344$22,876$23,615$24,243$24,513$25,234$25,954$26,675$27,395$28,116
GS-3$24,380$25,193$26,005$26,818$27,631$28,443$29,256$30,069$30,881$31,694
GS-4$27,370$28,282$29,195$30,108$31,021$31,934$32,847$33,760$34,673$35,586
GS-5$30,621$31,641$32,662$33,682$34,702$35,722$36,742$37,762$38,782$39,803
GS-6$34,133$35,271$36,409$37,547$38,685$39,822$40,960$42,098$43,236$44,374
GS-7$37,931$39,195$40,459$41,723$42,987$44,251$45,514$46,778$48,042$49,306
GS-8$42,007$43,408$44,808$46,208$47,608$49,009$50,409$51,809$53,209$54,610
GS-9$46,397$47,944$49,491$51,038$52,586$54,133$55,680$57,227$58,774$60,321
GS-10$51,094$52,798$54,501$56,205$57,908$59,611$61,315$63,018$64,721$66,425
GS-11$56,136$58,007$59,878$61,750$63,621$65,492$67,363$69,235$71,106$72,977
GS-12$67,283$69,526$71,769$74,012$76,256$78,499$80,742$82,985$85,228$87,472
GS-13$80,010$82,677$85,345$88,013$90,680$93,348$96,015$98,683$101,351$104,018
GS-14$94,546$97,698$100,849$104,001$107,152$110,303$113,455$116,606$119,758$122,909
GS-15$111,215$114,923$118,630$122,338$126,045$129,753$133,461$137,168$140,876$144,583
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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 13.92% 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$19,419$20,067$20,713$21,355$22,001$22,381$23,019$23,662$23,687$24,292
GS-2$21,833$22,352$23,074$23,687$23,952$24,656$25,360$26,064$26,768$27,472
GS-3$23,822$24,616$25,410$26,204$26,998$27,792$28,586$29,380$30,174$30,968
GS-4$26,743$27,635$28,527$29,419$30,311$31,203$32,095$32,987$33,879$34,771
GS-5$29,920$30,917$31,914$32,910$33,907$34,904$35,901$36,898$37,894$38,891
GS-6$33,351$34,463$35,575$36,687$37,799$38,911$40,022$41,134$42,246$43,358
GS-7$37,063$38,298$39,533$40,767$42,002$43,237$44,472$45,707$46,942$48,177
GS-8$41,045$42,414$43,782$45,150$46,518$47,886$49,254$50,623$51,991$53,359
GS-9$45,334$46,846$48,358$49,870$51,381$52,893$54,405$55,916$57,428$58,940
GS-10$49,924$51,589$53,253$54,917$56,582$58,246$59,911$61,575$63,239$64,904
GS-11$54,850$56,679$58,507$60,335$62,164$63,992$65,821$67,649$69,478$71,306
GS-12$65,742$67,934$70,126$72,318$74,509$76,701$78,893$81,085$83,277$85,468
GS-13$78,178$80,784$83,391$85,997$88,604$91,210$93,817$96,423$99,030$101,636
GS-14$92,381$95,460$98,540$101,619$104,698$107,777$110,857$113,936$117,015$120,094
GS-15$108,668$112,291$115,914$119,536$123,159$126,782$130,404$134,027$137,650$141,272

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 12.91% (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$19,247$19,889$20,529$21,166$21,806$22,182$22,815$23,453$23,477$24,077
GS-2$21,639$22,154$22,870$23,477$23,739$24,437$25,135$25,833$26,530$27,228
GS-3$23,611$24,398$25,185$25,972$26,759$27,546$28,333$29,119$29,906$30,693
GS-4$26,506$27,390$28,274$29,158$30,042$30,926$31,810$32,694$33,578$34,462
GS-5$29,655$30,643$31,631$32,619$33,607$34,594$35,582$36,570$37,558$38,546
GS-6$33,056$34,158$35,260$36,362$37,464$38,566$39,668$40,770$41,872$42,974
GS-7$36,734$37,958$39,182$40,406$41,630$42,854$44,078$45,302$46,526$47,750
GS-8$40,681$42,038$43,394$44,750$46,106$47,462$48,818$50,174$51,530$52,886
GS-9$44,933$46,431$47,929$49,427$50,926$52,424$53,922$55,421$56,919$58,417
GS-10$49,482$51,131$52,781$54,431$56,080$57,730$59,379$61,029$62,679$64,328
GS-11$54,364$56,176$57,988$59,801$61,613$63,425$65,237$67,049$68,862$70,674
GS-12$65,159$67,332$69,504$71,676$73,849$76,021$78,194$80,366$82,538$84,711
GS-13$77,484$80,068$82,651$85,235$87,818$90,401$92,985$95,568$98,152$100,735
GS-14$91,562$94,614$97,666$100,718$103,770$106,822$109,874$112,926$115,978$119,030
GS-15$107,705$111,295$114,886$118,476$122,067$125,658$129,248$132,839$136,429$140,020

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

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include 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 $149,000, 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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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2008/alabama