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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Alabama for 2009

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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 18.55% 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$20,794$21,488$22,180$22,868$23,559$23,966$24,649$25,338$25,365$26,015
GS-2$23,379$23,935$24,708$25,365$25,648$26,402$27,156$27,910$28,664$29,418
GS-3$25,508$26,358$27,208$28,058$28,908$29,758$30,608$31,458$32,308$33,158
GS-4$28,637$29,591$30,546$31,500$32,454$33,409$34,363$35,317$36,272$37,226
GS-5$32,039$33,107$34,176$35,244$36,312$37,380$38,448$39,516$40,584$41,653
GS-6$35,713$36,903$38,094$39,284$40,474$41,664$42,855$44,045$45,235$46,425
GS-7$39,687$41,010$42,333$43,656$44,979$46,302$47,625$48,948$50,271$51,594
GS-8$43,952$45,418$46,883$48,348$49,814$51,279$52,744$54,209$55,675$57,140
GS-9$48,545$50,163$51,781$53,400$55,018$56,636$58,254$59,872$61,491$63,109
GS-10$53,460$55,242$57,024$58,806$60,587$62,369$64,151$65,933$67,715$69,496
GS-11$58,734$60,692$62,649$64,606$66,563$68,521$70,478$72,435$74,392$76,350
GS-12$70,399$72,745$75,091$77,437$79,783$82,129$84,475$86,821$89,167$91,513
GS-13$83,714$86,505$89,295$92,086$94,877$97,667$100,458$103,249$106,039$108,830
GS-14$98,924$102,222$105,520$108,818$112,116$115,414$118,712$122,010$125,309$128,607
GS-15$116,364$120,243$124,122$128,001$131,880$135,759$139,638$143,517$147,396$151,275
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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 15.46% 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$20,252$20,928$21,601$22,272$22,945$23,341$24,006$24,677$24,704$25,337
GS-2$22,770$23,311$24,064$24,704$24,980$25,714$26,448$27,183$27,917$28,651
GS-3$24,844$25,671$26,499$27,327$28,155$28,983$29,811$30,638$31,466$32,294
GS-4$27,891$28,820$29,749$30,679$31,608$32,538$33,467$34,397$35,326$36,256
GS-5$31,204$32,245$33,285$34,325$35,365$36,406$37,446$38,486$39,527$40,567
GS-6$34,782$35,942$37,101$38,260$39,419$40,578$41,738$42,897$44,056$45,215
GS-7$38,653$39,941$41,230$42,518$43,807$45,095$46,384$47,672$48,961$50,249
GS-8$42,807$44,234$45,661$47,088$48,515$49,942$51,369$52,796$54,223$55,651
GS-9$47,280$48,856$50,432$52,008$53,584$55,160$56,736$58,312$59,888$61,464
GS-10$52,067$53,802$55,537$57,273$59,008$60,744$62,479$64,214$65,950$67,685
GS-11$57,204$59,110$61,016$62,922$64,828$66,735$68,641$70,547$72,453$74,360
GS-12$68,564$70,849$73,134$75,418$77,703$79,988$82,273$84,558$86,843$89,128
GS-13$81,532$84,250$86,968$89,686$92,404$95,122$97,840$100,558$103,276$105,993
GS-14$96,346$99,558$102,770$105,982$109,194$112,406$115,618$118,830$122,042$125,254
GS-15$113,331$117,109$120,887$124,664$128,442$132,220$135,998$139,776$143,554$147,332

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 13.86% (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$19,971$20,638$21,302$21,964$22,627$23,018$23,674$24,335$24,361$24,985
GS-2$22,454$22,988$23,731$24,361$24,634$25,358$26,082$26,806$27,530$28,254
GS-3$24,499$25,316$26,132$26,948$27,765$28,581$29,398$30,214$31,030$31,847
GS-4$27,504$28,421$29,337$30,254$31,170$32,087$33,003$33,920$34,837$35,753
GS-5$30,772$31,798$32,824$33,849$34,875$35,901$36,927$37,953$38,979$40,005
GS-6$34,300$35,443$36,587$37,730$38,873$40,016$41,159$42,302$43,446$44,589
GS-7$38,117$39,388$40,658$41,929$43,200$44,470$45,741$47,012$48,282$49,553
GS-8$42,214$43,621$45,028$46,436$47,843$49,250$50,657$52,065$53,472$54,879
GS-9$46,625$48,179$49,733$51,287$52,841$54,395$55,950$57,504$59,058$60,612
GS-10$51,345$53,056$54,768$56,479$58,190$59,902$61,613$63,324$65,036$66,747
GS-11$56,411$58,291$60,170$62,050$63,930$65,810$67,690$69,570$71,449$73,329
GS-12$67,613$69,867$72,120$74,373$76,627$78,880$81,133$83,387$85,640$87,893
GS-13$80,402$83,083$85,763$88,443$91,123$93,804$96,484$99,164$101,844$104,525
GS-14$95,010$98,178$101,346$104,513$107,681$110,848$114,016$117,184$120,351$123,519
GS-15$111,760$115,486$119,211$122,937$126,662$130,388$134,113$137,839$141,564$145,290

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 $153,200, 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/2009/alabama