General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Alabama for 2014

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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$21,450$22,166$22,880$23,590$24,303$24,722$25,427$26,138$26,165$26,833
GS-2$24,117$24,691$25,489$26,165$26,457$27,235$28,013$28,791$29,568$30,346
GS-3$26,313$27,190$28,067$28,943$29,820$30,697$31,574$32,450$33,327$34,204
GS-4$29,540$30,524$31,508$32,492$33,476$34,460$35,445$36,429$37,413$38,397
GS-5$33,049$34,152$35,254$36,356$37,458$38,560$39,663$40,765$41,867$42,969
GS-6$36,840$38,068$39,295$40,523$41,750$42,978$44,205$45,433$46,660$47,888
GS-7$40,939$42,304$43,668$45,033$46,398$47,763$49,127$50,492$51,857$53,221
GS-8$45,339$46,850$48,361$49,873$51,384$52,896$54,407$55,918$57,430$58,941
GS-9$50,077$51,746$53,414$55,083$56,752$58,421$60,090$61,759$63,428$65,097
GS-10$55,147$56,985$58,823$60,661$62,500$64,338$66,176$68,014$69,853$71,691
GS-11$60,587$62,607$64,627$66,646$68,666$70,685$72,705$74,724$76,744$78,764
GS-12$72,620$75,041$77,461$79,881$82,302$84,722$87,143$89,563$91,983$94,404
GS-13$86,355$89,234$92,112$94,991$97,869$100,748$103,626$106,504$109,383$112,261
GS-14$102,045$105,446$108,847$112,248$115,649$119,050$122,451$125,852$129,253$132,654
GS-15$120,034$124,035$128,036$132,037$136,038$140,039$144,040$148,041$152,042$155,500*
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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$20,862$21,559$22,253$22,943$23,637$24,044$24,730$25,421$25,448$26,098
GS-2$23,456$24,014$24,790$25,448$25,732$26,489$27,245$28,001$28,758$29,514
GS-3$25,592$26,444$27,297$28,150$29,003$29,855$30,708$31,561$32,414$33,266
GS-4$28,730$29,687$30,644$31,602$32,559$33,516$34,473$35,430$36,387$37,345
GS-5$32,143$33,215$34,287$35,359$36,431$37,503$38,575$39,648$40,720$41,792
GS-6$35,830$37,024$38,218$39,412$40,606$41,800$42,994$44,187$45,381$46,575
GS-7$39,817$41,144$42,471$43,799$45,126$46,453$47,781$49,108$50,435$51,762
GS-8$44,096$45,566$47,036$48,506$49,976$51,446$52,916$54,386$55,856$57,325
GS-9$48,704$50,327$51,950$53,573$55,197$56,820$58,443$60,066$61,689$63,312
GS-10$53,635$55,423$57,211$58,998$60,786$62,574$64,362$66,150$67,938$69,726
GS-11$58,927$60,891$62,855$64,819$66,783$68,748$70,712$72,676$74,640$76,605
GS-12$70,629$72,984$75,338$77,692$80,046$82,400$84,754$87,108$89,462$91,816
GS-13$83,988$86,788$89,587$92,387$95,186$97,986$100,785$103,585$106,385$109,184
GS-14$99,248$102,556$105,864$109,171$112,479$115,787$119,095$122,402$125,710$129,018
GS-15$116,744$120,635$124,527$128,418$132,309$136,201$140,092$143,983$147,874$151,766

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$20,527$21,213$21,896$22,575$23,258$23,659$24,333$25,014$25,040$25,679
GS-2$23,080$23,629$24,393$25,040$25,320$26,064$26,808$27,553$28,297$29,041
GS-3$25,181$26,020$26,860$27,699$28,538$29,377$30,216$31,055$31,894$32,733
GS-4$28,269$29,211$30,153$31,095$32,037$32,979$33,920$34,862$35,804$36,746
GS-5$31,628$32,683$33,738$34,793$35,847$36,902$37,957$39,012$40,067$41,122
GS-6$35,256$36,431$37,605$38,780$39,955$41,130$42,304$43,479$44,654$45,828
GS-7$39,179$40,485$41,791$43,097$44,403$45,709$47,015$48,321$49,626$50,932
GS-8$43,389$44,835$46,282$47,728$49,174$50,621$52,067$53,514$54,960$56,406
GS-9$47,923$49,520$51,117$52,715$54,312$55,909$57,506$59,103$60,700$62,297
GS-10$52,775$54,534$56,293$58,053$59,812$61,571$63,330$65,089$66,849$68,608
GS-11$57,982$59,915$61,847$63,780$65,713$67,646$69,578$71,511$73,444$75,376
GS-12$69,497$71,813$74,130$76,446$78,762$81,079$83,395$85,711$88,028$90,344
GS-13$82,642$85,396$88,151$90,906$93,660$96,415$99,170$101,924$104,679$107,434
GS-14$97,657$100,912$104,166$107,421$110,676$113,931$117,185$120,440$123,695$126,949
GS-15$114,872$118,701$122,530$126,359$130,188$134,017$137,846$141,675$145,504$149,333

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/2014/alabama