General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Alabama for 2013

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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 19.29% 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$21,237$21,947$22,653$23,356$24,062$24,477$25,175$25,879$25,906$26,565
GS-2$23,878$24,446$25,236$25,906$26,197$26,968$27,739$28,509$29,280$30,050
GS-3$26,053$26,921$27,790$28,658$29,527$30,395$31,264$32,132$33,000$33,869
GS-4$29,248$30,222$31,197$32,171$33,146$34,121$35,095$36,070$37,044$38,019
GS-5$32,722$33,813$34,903$35,993$37,084$38,174$39,264$40,355$41,445$42,535
GS-6$36,475$37,691$38,906$40,122$41,338$42,553$43,769$44,984$46,200$47,415
GS-7$40,534$41,885$43,237$44,588$45,940$47,291$48,643$49,994$51,346$52,698
GS-8$44,890$46,386$47,882$49,378$50,874$52,370$53,865$55,361$56,857$58,353
GS-9$49,581$51,233$52,885$54,537$56,189$57,841$59,494$61,146$62,798$64,450
GS-10$54,600$56,421$58,241$60,061$61,882$63,702$65,522$67,343$69,163$70,984
GS-11$59,987$61,987$63,986$65,985$67,985$69,984$71,983$73,982$75,982$77,981
GS-12$71,901$74,297$76,694$79,090$81,487$83,884$86,280$88,677$91,073$93,470
GS-13$85,500$88,350$91,200$94,049$96,899$99,749$102,599$105,449$108,299$111,148
GS-14$101,035$104,403$107,770$111,138$114,505$117,873$121,240$124,608$127,976$131,343
GS-15$118,846$122,808$126,769$130,731$134,693$138,654$142,616$146,578$150,539$154,501
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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 16.02% 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$20,655$21,345$22,032$22,716$23,402$23,806$24,485$25,169$25,196$25,836
GS-2$23,224$23,776$24,544$25,196$25,479$26,229$26,978$27,728$28,477$29,227
GS-3$25,339$26,183$27,028$27,873$28,717$29,562$30,407$31,251$32,096$32,940
GS-4$28,446$29,394$30,342$31,289$32,237$33,185$34,133$35,081$36,029$36,977
GS-5$31,825$32,886$33,946$35,007$36,067$37,128$38,188$39,248$40,309$41,369
GS-6$35,475$36,658$37,840$39,022$40,204$41,387$42,569$43,751$44,933$46,116
GS-7$39,422$40,737$42,051$43,366$44,680$45,995$47,309$48,624$49,938$51,253
GS-8$43,659$45,114$46,569$48,024$49,479$50,934$52,389$53,844$55,299$56,754
GS-9$48,221$49,828$51,435$53,042$54,649$56,256$57,863$59,470$61,076$62,683
GS-10$53,104$54,874$56,644$58,415$60,185$61,956$63,726$65,497$67,267$69,038
GS-11$58,343$60,287$62,232$64,176$66,121$68,065$70,010$71,954$73,899$75,843
GS-12$69,930$72,261$74,592$76,922$79,253$81,584$83,915$86,246$88,577$90,907
GS-13$83,156$85,928$88,700$91,471$94,243$97,015$99,786$102,558$105,330$108,102
GS-14$98,265$101,541$104,816$108,091$111,366$114,642$117,917$121,192$124,467$127,743
GS-15$115,588$119,441$123,294$127,147$131,001$134,854$138,707$142,560$146,413$150,266

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 14.16% (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$20,324$21,003$21,679$22,351$23,027$23,424$24,092$24,766$24,792$25,422
GS-2$22,851$23,395$24,151$24,792$25,071$25,808$26,546$27,283$28,021$28,758
GS-3$24,933$25,764$26,595$27,426$28,257$29,088$29,919$30,750$31,581$32,412
GS-4$27,990$28,922$29,855$30,788$31,720$32,653$33,586$34,519$35,451$36,384
GS-5$31,315$32,359$33,402$34,445$35,489$36,532$37,576$38,619$39,663$40,706
GS-6$34,907$36,070$37,233$38,397$39,560$40,723$41,886$43,050$44,213$45,376
GS-7$38,790$40,084$41,377$42,671$43,964$45,258$46,551$47,844$49,138$50,431
GS-8$42,960$44,391$45,823$47,254$48,686$50,117$51,549$52,981$54,412$55,844
GS-9$47,448$49,029$50,611$52,192$53,773$55,354$56,935$58,516$60,097$61,678
GS-10$52,252$53,994$55,736$57,478$59,221$60,963$62,705$64,447$66,189$67,931
GS-11$57,408$59,321$61,234$63,148$65,061$66,974$68,888$70,801$72,714$74,628
GS-12$68,809$71,102$73,396$75,689$77,983$80,276$82,570$84,863$87,157$89,450
GS-13$81,823$84,550$87,278$90,005$92,732$95,459$98,187$100,914$103,641$106,369
GS-14$96,690$99,913$103,136$106,358$109,581$112,804$116,027$119,249$122,472$125,695
GS-15$113,735$117,527$121,318$125,109$128,900$132,692$136,483$140,274$144,065$147,857

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 $155,500, 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/2013/alabama