The President has authorized a 1.5% pay raise for 2018. Vew 2018 GS Pay Scale now!

General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Texas for 2014

Click any county to view locality pay tables

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 28.71% 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$23,143$23,917$24,687$25,452$26,222$26,674$27,435$28,202$28,231$28,952
GS-2$26,021$26,640$27,501$28,231$28,547$29,386$30,225$31,064$31,903$32,743
GS-3$28,391$29,337$30,283$31,229$32,175$33,121$34,067$35,013$35,959$36,905
GS-4$31,872$32,934$33,996$35,058$36,120$37,182$38,244$39,305$40,367$41,429
GS-5$35,659$36,848$38,038$39,227$40,416$41,606$42,795$43,984$45,173$46,363
GS-6$39,750$41,074$42,398$43,723$45,047$46,372$47,696$49,020$50,345$51,669
GS-7$44,172$45,644$47,117$48,589$50,062$51,534$53,007$54,479$55,952$57,424
GS-8$48,919$50,550$52,180$53,811$55,442$57,073$58,703$60,334$61,965$63,596
GS-9$54,031$55,832$57,632$59,433$61,234$63,034$64,835$66,636$68,436$70,237
GS-10$59,501$61,485$63,468$65,452$67,435$69,418$71,402$73,385$75,369$77,352
GS-11$65,372$67,551$69,730$71,909$74,088$76,267$78,446$80,625$82,804$84,983
GS-12$78,355$80,966$83,578$86,189$88,801$91,412$94,024$96,635$99,247$101,859
GS-13$93,174$96,280$99,386$102,492$105,598$108,703$111,809$114,915$118,021$121,126
GS-14$110,104$113,773$117,443$121,112$124,782$128,451$132,121$135,790$139,460$143,129
GS-15$129,513$133,830$138,147$142,464$146,781$151,098$155,415$155,500*$155,500*$155,500*

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.

Back to Top
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 20.67% 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$21,698$22,423$23,145$23,862$24,584$25,008$25,721$26,440$26,468$27,144
GS-2$24,396$24,976$25,784$26,468$26,763$27,550$28,337$29,124$29,910$30,697
GS-3$26,617$27,504$28,391$29,278$30,165$31,052$31,939$32,826$33,713$34,600
GS-4$29,882$30,877$31,873$32,868$33,864$34,859$35,855$36,850$37,846$38,841
GS-5$33,432$34,547$35,662$36,777$37,892$39,007$40,122$41,237$42,352$43,467
GS-6$37,267$38,508$39,750$40,992$42,233$43,475$44,717$45,958$47,200$48,442
GS-7$41,413$42,793$44,174$45,554$46,935$48,315$49,696$51,076$52,456$53,837
GS-8$45,863$47,392$48,921$50,450$51,979$53,507$55,036$56,565$58,094$59,623
GS-9$50,656$52,344$54,032$55,721$57,409$59,097$60,785$62,473$64,161$65,850
GS-10$55,785$57,644$59,504$61,363$63,223$65,082$66,942$68,801$70,661$72,520
GS-11$61,288$63,331$65,374$67,417$69,460$71,503$73,546$75,589$77,632$79,675
GS-12$73,460$75,909$78,357$80,805$83,254$85,702$88,151$90,599$93,047$95,496
GS-13$87,354$90,266$93,178$96,090$99,001$101,913$104,825$107,737$110,648$113,560
GS-14$103,226$106,666$110,107$113,547$116,987$120,427$123,868$127,308$130,748$134,189
GS-15$121,423$125,470$129,518$133,565$137,612$141,659$145,707$149,754$153,801$155,500*

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.

Back to Top
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 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 Abilene, Amarillo, Beaumont, Brownsville, Brownwood, College Station, Corpus Christi, Del Rio, El Paso, Ingleside, Killeen, Kingsville, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, San Antonio, Texarkana, Tyler, Universal City, Waco, Wichita Falls, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Joint Base San Antonio, 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.

Back to Top
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 14.16% 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$20,527$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 Austin locality pay rate also applies to Austin, Bastrop, Round Rock, and other cities within the region.

Back to Top
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 14.16% 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$20,527$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 Laredo locality pay rate also applies to Laredo, and other cities within the region.

Back to Top

* 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)).


Mailing List:

Join the our mailing list to receive an update when 2017 rates are available.

** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2014/texas