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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Texas 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.

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 29.11% 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$23,683$24,474$25,262$26,045$26,833$27,294$28,072$28,857$28,888$29,619
GS-2$26,626$27,260$28,142$28,888$29,216$30,076$30,936$31,796$32,656$33,516
GS-3$29,052$30,021$30,989$31,957$32,926$33,894$34,862$35,831$36,799$37,767
GS-4$32,614$33,702$34,789$35,876$36,963$38,050$39,137$40,224$41,311$42,398
GS-5$36,489$37,705$38,922$40,138$41,354$42,570$43,786$45,003$46,219$47,435
GS-6$40,675$42,030$43,386$44,742$46,097$47,453$48,809$50,164$51,520$52,876
GS-7$45,200$46,707$48,214$49,720$51,227$52,734$54,240$55,747$57,254$58,761
GS-8$50,057$51,725$53,393$55,062$56,730$58,398$60,066$61,734$63,402$65,070
GS-9$55,289$57,131$58,974$60,816$62,658$64,501$66,343$68,186$70,028$71,870
GS-10$60,886$62,915$64,945$66,975$69,004$71,034$73,063$75,093$77,123$79,152
GS-11$66,893$69,123$71,353$73,582$75,812$78,042$80,272$82,501$84,731$86,961
GS-12$80,179$82,851$85,524$88,196$90,869$93,541$96,214$98,887$101,559$104,232
GS-13$95,343$98,521$101,700$104,879$108,057$111,236$114,415$117,593$120,772$123,951
GS-14$112,665$116,421$120,177$123,933$127,688$131,444$135,200$138,956$142,712$146,468
GS-15$132,526$136,944$141,363$145,781$150,199$154,617$159,035$160,300*$160,300*$160,300*

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 21.04% 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$22,202$22,944$23,683$24,417$25,156$25,588$26,318$27,054$27,083$27,768
GS-2$24,962$25,556$26,383$27,083$27,390$28,196$29,002$29,809$30,615$31,421
GS-3$27,236$28,144$29,052$29,960$30,868$31,775$32,683$33,591$34,499$35,407
GS-4$30,576$31,595$32,614$33,633$34,653$35,672$36,691$37,710$38,729$39,748
GS-5$34,208$35,349$36,489$37,629$38,769$39,909$41,050$42,190$43,330$44,470
GS-6$38,132$39,403$40,674$41,945$43,216$44,487$45,758$47,029$48,300$49,571
GS-7$42,375$43,787$45,200$46,613$48,025$49,438$50,850$52,263$53,675$55,088
GS-8$46,928$48,492$50,056$51,620$53,184$54,748$56,311$57,875$59,439$61,003
GS-9$51,833$53,560$55,287$57,015$58,742$60,469$62,196$63,924$65,651$67,378
GS-10$57,080$58,983$60,886$62,788$64,691$66,594$68,497$70,399$72,302$74,205
GS-11$62,712$64,802$66,893$68,983$71,073$73,164$75,254$77,345$79,435$81,525
GS-12$75,167$77,673$80,178$82,684$85,189$87,695$90,200$92,706$95,211$97,717
GS-13$89,383$92,363$95,343$98,323$101,303$104,283$107,263$110,243$113,223$116,203
GS-14$105,623$109,144$112,665$116,186$119,707$123,228$126,749$130,271$133,792$137,313
GS-15$124,243$128,385$132,527$136,669$140,811$144,953$149,095$153,237$157,379$160,300*

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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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 14.59% 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$21,019$21,722$22,421$23,116$23,815$24,224$24,915$25,612$25,640$26,288
GS-2$23,632$24,195$24,977$25,640$25,931$26,694$27,457$28,220$28,983$29,746
GS-3$25,785$26,644$27,504$28,363$29,223$30,082$30,942$31,801$32,660$33,520
GS-4$28,947$29,911$30,876$31,841$32,806$33,771$34,736$35,701$36,665$37,630
GS-5$32,385$33,465$34,544$35,624$36,703$37,783$38,862$39,941$41,021$42,100
GS-6$36,100$37,304$38,507$39,710$40,913$42,116$43,320$44,523$45,726$46,929
GS-7$40,117$41,454$42,791$44,129$45,466$46,803$48,140$49,478$50,815$52,152
GS-8$44,428$45,908$47,389$48,869$50,350$51,830$53,311$54,791$56,272$57,752
GS-9$49,071$50,706$52,341$53,976$55,612$57,247$58,882$60,517$62,152$63,788
GS-10$54,038$55,840$57,641$59,442$61,244$63,045$64,846$66,648$68,449$70,251
GS-11$59,370$61,349$63,328$65,307$67,286$69,265$71,244$73,223$75,202$77,181
GS-12$71,162$73,534$75,906$78,278$80,650$83,022$85,394$87,766$90,138$92,510
GS-13$84,620$87,441$90,263$93,084$95,905$98,726$101,547$104,369$107,190$110,011
GS-14$99,995$103,328$106,662$109,995$113,328$116,662$119,995$123,329$126,662$129,995
GS-15$117,622$121,543$125,465$129,386$133,307$137,228$141,150$145,071$148,992$152,913

The Laredo locality pay rate also applies to Laredo, and other cities 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 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 Austin locality pay rate also applies to Austin, Bastrop, Round Rock, and other cities 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 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 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.

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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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