General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Texas 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.

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 27.02% 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$21,652$22,375$23,095$23,811$24,531$24,954$25,666$26,383$26,411$27,086
GS-2$24,343$24,923$25,728$26,411$26,706$27,491$28,276$29,061$29,846$30,631
GS-3$26,561$27,446$28,332$29,217$30,102$30,988$31,873$32,758$33,644$34,529
GS-4$29,818$30,813$31,807$32,802$33,796$34,791$35,785$36,780$37,774$38,769
GS-5$33,361$34,472$35,583$36,695$37,806$38,918$40,029$41,141$42,252$43,363
GS-6$37,186$38,426$39,666$40,906$42,145$43,385$44,625$45,864$47,104$48,344
GS-7$41,325$42,702$44,078$45,455$46,832$48,209$49,586$50,963$52,340$53,717
GS-8$45,765$47,291$48,816$50,342$51,867$53,393$54,918$56,444$57,969$59,495
GS-9$50,548$52,233$53,919$55,604$57,290$58,975$60,661$62,346$64,032$65,718
GS-10$55,665$57,521$59,377$61,233$63,088$64,944$66,800$68,656$70,511$72,367
GS-11$61,158$63,196$65,235$67,274$69,312$71,351$73,390$75,428$77,467$79,506
GS-12$73,302$75,746$78,190$80,634$83,077$85,521$87,965$90,409$92,853$95,297
GS-13$87,167$90,074$92,980$95,886$98,792$101,699$104,605$107,511$110,417$113,323
GS-14$103,004$106,438$109,871$113,304$116,738$120,171$123,604$127,038$130,471$133,904
GS-15$121,164$125,204$129,243$133,282$137,321$141,361$145,400$149,000*$149,000*$149,000*

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 18.04% 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$20,121$20,793$21,462$22,128$22,797$23,190$23,851$24,518$24,544$25,171
GS-2$22,622$23,161$23,909$24,544$24,818$25,547$26,277$27,006$27,736$28,465
GS-3$24,683$25,506$26,329$27,152$27,974$28,797$29,620$30,443$31,265$32,088
GS-4$27,710$28,634$29,558$30,483$31,407$32,331$33,255$34,180$35,104$36,028
GS-5$31,002$32,035$33,068$34,101$35,133$36,166$37,199$38,232$39,265$40,298
GS-6$34,557$35,709$36,862$38,014$39,166$40,318$41,470$42,622$43,774$44,926
GS-7$38,403$39,683$40,962$42,242$43,521$44,801$46,080$47,360$48,640$49,919
GS-8$42,530$43,947$45,365$46,783$48,200$49,618$51,036$52,453$53,871$55,289
GS-9$46,974$48,540$50,107$51,673$53,240$54,806$56,372$57,939$59,505$61,072
GS-10$51,730$53,454$55,179$56,904$58,628$60,353$62,077$63,802$65,526$67,251
GS-11$56,834$58,728$60,623$62,518$64,412$66,307$68,201$70,096$71,990$73,885
GS-12$68,120$70,391$72,662$74,933$77,204$79,475$81,746$84,017$86,288$88,560
GS-13$81,005$83,706$86,406$89,107$91,808$94,509$97,209$99,910$102,611$105,312
GS-14$95,722$98,913$102,103$105,294$108,485$111,675$114,866$118,057$121,247$124,438
GS-15$112,598$116,352$120,106$123,859$127,613$131,367$135,120$138,874$142,628$146,381

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 12.91% (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 Abilene, Amarillo, Beaumont, Brownsville, Brownwood, College Station, Del Rio, El Paso, Killeen, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, Odessa, 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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AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK, TX

The AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Austin and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 12.91% 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$19,247$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 Austin locality pay rate also applies to Austin, Bastrop, Round Rock, and other cities 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 12.91% 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$19,247$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 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 $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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