General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Arizona for 2016

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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.

Arizona 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 Arizona, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

PHOENIX-MESA-SCOTTSDALE, AZ

The PHOENIX-MESA-SCOTTSDALE, AZ General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Phoenix and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.12% 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$21,483$22,201$22,916$23,627$24,341$24,759$25,465$26,177$26,206$26,868
GS-2$24,154$24,729$25,529$26,206$26,503$27,283$28,063$28,843$29,623$30,403
GS-3$26,354$27,233$28,111$28,990$29,868$30,746$31,625$32,503$33,382$34,260
GS-4$29,586$30,572$31,558$32,544$33,530$34,516$35,503$36,489$37,475$38,461
GS-5$33,100$34,204$35,307$36,410$37,514$38,617$39,720$40,823$41,927$43,030
GS-6$36,897$38,127$39,357$40,587$41,817$43,046$44,276$45,506$46,736$47,965
GS-7$41,003$42,369$43,736$45,103$46,470$47,836$49,203$50,570$51,937$53,304
GS-8$45,409$46,922$48,435$49,948$51,461$52,975$54,488$56,001$57,514$59,027
GS-9$50,154$51,826$53,497$55,168$56,840$58,511$60,182$61,853$63,525$65,196
GS-10$55,231$57,073$58,914$60,755$62,596$64,437$66,278$68,119$69,960$71,802
GS-11$60,681$62,704$64,726$66,749$68,772$70,794$72,817$74,840$76,862$78,885
GS-12$72,733$75,157$77,581$80,006$82,430$84,855$87,279$89,703$92,128$94,552
GS-13$86,488$89,372$92,255$95,139$98,022$100,906$103,789$106,673$109,556$112,440
GS-14$102,202$105,609$109,016$112,423$115,831$119,238$122,645$126,052$129,459$132,866
GS-15$120,219$124,227$128,235$132,243$136,250$140,258$144,266$148,274$152,282$156,290

The Phoenix locality pay rate also applies to Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe, and other cities within the region.

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LAS VEGAS-HENDERSON, NV-AZ

The LAS VEGAS-HENDERSON, NV-AZ General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Las Vegas and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.55% 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$21,012$21,714$22,413$23,108$23,807$24,216$24,907$25,603$25,631$26,279
GS-2$23,624$24,186$24,968$25,631$25,922$26,684$27,447$28,210$28,973$29,736
GS-3$25,776$26,635$27,494$28,353$29,213$30,072$30,931$31,790$32,649$33,508
GS-4$28,936$29,901$30,865$31,830$32,795$33,759$34,724$35,688$36,653$37,617
GS-5$32,374$33,453$34,532$35,611$36,690$37,769$38,848$39,928$41,007$42,086
GS-6$36,088$37,291$38,493$39,696$40,899$42,102$43,304$44,507$45,710$46,913
GS-7$40,103$41,440$42,776$44,113$45,450$46,787$48,124$49,460$50,797$52,134
GS-8$44,412$45,892$47,372$48,852$50,332$51,812$53,292$54,772$56,252$57,732
GS-9$49,054$50,688$52,323$53,958$55,592$57,227$58,862$60,496$62,131$63,765
GS-10$54,019$55,820$57,621$59,422$61,222$63,023$64,824$66,625$68,425$70,226
GS-11$59,350$61,328$63,306$65,284$67,263$69,241$71,219$73,197$75,176$77,154
GS-12$71,137$73,508$75,879$78,250$80,621$82,993$85,364$87,735$90,106$92,477
GS-13$84,591$87,411$90,231$93,051$95,871$98,692$101,512$104,332$107,152$109,973
GS-14$99,960$103,292$106,624$109,957$113,289$116,621$119,953$123,286$126,618$129,950
GS-15$117,581$121,501$125,421$129,341$133,261$137,180$141,100$145,020$148,940$152,860
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TUCSON-NOGALES, AZ

The TUCSON-NOGALES, AZ General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Tucson and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.51% 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$21,005$21,707$22,405$23,100$23,799$24,207$24,898$25,594$25,622$26,270
GS-2$23,615$24,178$24,960$25,622$25,912$26,675$27,438$28,200$28,963$29,726
GS-3$25,767$26,626$27,485$28,344$29,202$30,061$30,920$31,779$32,638$33,496
GS-4$28,926$29,891$30,855$31,819$32,783$33,747$34,711$35,676$36,640$37,604
GS-5$32,363$33,442$34,520$35,599$36,678$37,756$38,835$39,914$40,992$42,071
GS-6$36,075$37,278$38,480$39,682$40,885$42,087$43,289$44,492$45,694$46,896
GS-7$40,089$41,425$42,761$44,098$45,434$46,770$48,107$49,443$50,779$52,116
GS-8$44,397$45,876$47,356$48,835$50,315$51,794$53,273$54,753$56,232$57,712
GS-9$49,037$50,671$52,305$53,939$55,573$57,207$58,841$60,475$62,109$63,743
GS-10$54,001$55,801$57,601$59,401$61,201$63,001$64,801$66,601$68,401$70,202
GS-11$59,329$61,306$63,284$65,262$67,239$69,217$71,194$73,172$75,149$77,127
GS-12$71,112$73,482$75,853$78,223$80,593$82,964$85,334$87,704$90,075$92,445
GS-13$84,561$87,380$90,200$93,019$95,838$98,657$101,476$104,296$107,115$109,934
GS-14$99,925$103,256$106,587$109,918$113,249$116,580$119,911$123,243$126,574$129,905
GS-15$117,540$121,458$125,377$129,296$133,214$137,133$141,051$144,970$148,888$152,807

The Tucson locality pay rate also applies to Sierra Vista, Tucson, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Tucson GS locality include Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Arizona

Any federal employees in Arizona 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 14.35% (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$20,975$21,676$22,374$23,068$23,765$24,174$24,863$25,558$25,586$26,233
GS-2$23,582$24,144$24,925$25,586$25,876$26,638$27,399$28,161$28,923$29,684
GS-3$25,731$26,589$27,446$28,304$29,162$30,019$30,877$31,734$32,592$33,450
GS-4$28,886$29,849$30,812$31,774$32,737$33,700$34,663$35,626$36,589$37,551
GS-5$32,318$33,395$34,472$35,549$36,626$37,703$38,781$39,858$40,935$42,012
GS-6$36,025$37,225$38,426$39,627$40,828$42,028$43,229$44,430$45,630$46,831
GS-7$40,033$41,367$42,702$44,036$45,371$46,705$48,040$49,374$50,709$52,043
GS-8$44,335$45,812$47,289$48,767$50,244$51,722$53,199$54,676$56,154$57,631
GS-9$48,968$50,600$52,232$53,863$55,495$57,127$58,759$60,391$62,022$63,654
GS-10$53,925$55,723$57,520$59,318$61,116$62,913$64,711$66,508$68,306$70,103
GS-11$59,246$61,221$63,196$65,170$67,145$69,120$71,095$73,070$75,044$77,019
GS-12$71,012$73,380$75,747$78,114$80,481$82,848$85,215$87,582$89,949$92,316
GS-13$84,443$87,258$90,073$92,889$95,704$98,519$101,335$104,150$106,965$109,781
GS-14$99,785$103,112$106,438$109,765$113,091$116,417$119,744$123,070$126,397$129,723
GS-15$117,376$121,289$125,202$129,115$133,028$136,941$140,854$144,767$148,680$152,593

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Flagstaff, Wellton, Yuma, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Yuma, and other facilities within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $160,300, 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/2016/arizona