General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Texas 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.

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 28.28% 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$22,500$23,252$24,000$24,745$25,493$25,933$26,672$27,417$27,447$28,150
GS-2$25,298$25,900$26,736$27,447$27,753$28,569$29,385$30,201$31,017$31,833
GS-3$27,602$28,522$29,442$30,361$31,281$32,201$33,121$34,040$34,960$35,880
GS-4$30,987$32,020$33,053$34,085$35,118$36,151$37,183$38,216$39,249$40,281
GS-5$34,669$35,825$36,981$38,136$39,292$40,448$41,604$42,760$43,915$45,071
GS-6$38,644$39,932$41,220$42,508$43,796$45,084$46,372$47,660$48,948$50,236
GS-7$42,944$44,376$45,808$47,239$48,671$50,102$51,534$52,966$54,397$55,829
GS-8$47,560$49,145$50,731$52,316$53,902$55,488$57,073$58,659$60,244$61,830
GS-9$52,529$54,280$56,031$57,782$59,533$61,284$63,036$64,787$66,538$68,289
GS-10$57,848$59,776$61,704$63,632$65,560$67,488$69,416$71,344$73,272$75,200
GS-11$63,555$65,673$67,791$69,909$72,027$74,145$76,262$78,380$80,498$82,616
GS-12$76,177$78,715$81,254$83,792$86,331$88,870$91,408$93,947$96,486$99,024
GS-13$90,585$93,605$96,624$99,644$102,664$105,683$108,703$111,723$114,743$117,762
GS-14$107,043$110,612$114,181$117,749$121,318$124,887$128,456$132,024$135,593$139,162
GS-15$125,915$130,112$134,309$138,506$142,704$146,901$151,098$153,200*$153,200*$153,200*

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 19.95% 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$21,039$21,742$22,441$23,138$23,838$24,249$24,940$25,637$25,665$26,322
GS-2$23,655$24,218$25,000$25,665$25,951$26,714$27,477$28,240$29,003$29,766
GS-3$25,810$26,670$27,530$28,390$29,250$30,110$30,970$31,830$32,690$33,550
GS-4$28,975$29,941$30,906$31,872$32,838$33,803$34,769$35,734$36,700$37,665
GS-5$32,418$33,498$34,579$35,660$36,741$37,821$38,902$39,983$41,064$42,144
GS-6$36,135$37,339$38,544$39,748$40,952$42,156$43,361$44,565$45,769$46,974
GS-7$40,156$41,494$42,833$44,172$45,510$46,849$48,188$49,526$50,865$52,203
GS-8$44,471$45,954$47,437$48,919$50,402$51,884$53,367$54,850$56,332$57,815
GS-9$49,118$50,756$52,393$54,030$55,668$57,305$58,942$60,580$62,217$63,854
GS-10$54,091$55,894$57,697$59,500$61,303$63,106$64,909$66,711$68,514$70,317
GS-11$59,428$61,408$63,389$65,369$67,350$69,330$71,310$73,291$75,271$77,251
GS-12$71,230$73,604$75,978$78,351$80,725$83,099$85,473$87,847$90,220$92,594
GS-13$84,703$87,526$90,350$93,174$95,997$98,821$101,644$104,468$107,292$110,115
GS-14$100,092$103,429$106,766$110,103$113,440$116,777$120,114$123,451$126,788$130,125
GS-15$117,738$121,663$125,588$129,512$133,437$137,362$141,287$145,211$149,136$153,061

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 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 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 13.86% 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$19,971$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 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 13.86% 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$19,971$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 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 $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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