General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Arizona for 2017

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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 18.57% 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$21,966$22,701$23,432$24,159$24,889$25,316$26,038$26,767$26,796$27,474
GS-2$24,697$25,285$26,103$26,796$27,097$27,894$28,690$29,487$30,284$31,081
GS-3$26,947$27,846$28,745$29,644$30,542$31,441$32,340$33,239$34,137$35,034
GS-4$30,252$31,260$32,268$33,275$34,283$35,291$36,299$37,307$38,315$39,323
GS-5$33,846$34,975$36,103$37,232$38,361$39,490$40,619$41,747$42,876$44,005
GS-6$37,728$38,986$40,244$41,502$42,760$44,018$45,276$46,534$47,792$49,050
GS-7$41,925$43,323$44,721$46,119$47,517$48,915$50,313$51,711$53,109$54,507
GS-8$46,431$47,978$49,526$51,073$52,620$54,168$55,715$57,262$58,810$60,357
GS-9$51,283$52,992$54,702$56,412$58,122$59,832$61,541$63,251$64,961$66,671
GS-10$56,475$58,358$60,241$62,124$64,006$65,889$67,772$69,655$71,538$73,421
GS-11$62,046$64,114$66,182$68,250$70,318$72,386$74,454$76,522$78,589$80,657
GS-12$74,369$76,849$79,328$81,807$84,287$86,766$89,245$91,725$94,204$96,683
GS-13$88,434$91,382$94,330$97,277$100,225$103,172$106,120$109,068$112,015$114,963
GS-14$104,503$107,986$111,470$114,954$118,437$121,921$125,404$128,888$132,372$135,855
GS-15$122,924$127,022$131,119$135,217$139,315$143,413$147,511$151,608$155,706$159,804

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 15.93% 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$21,477$22,196$22,910$23,621$24,335$24,752$25,458$26,171$26,199$26,862
GS-2$24,147$24,722$25,522$26,199$26,493$27,273$28,052$28,831$29,610$30,389
GS-3$26,347$27,226$28,105$28,984$29,862$30,741$31,620$32,499$33,377$34,254
GS-4$29,578$30,564$31,549$32,535$33,520$34,505$35,491$36,476$37,462$38,447
GS-5$33,092$34,196$35,300$36,403$37,507$38,610$39,714$40,818$41,921$43,025
GS-6$36,888$38,118$39,348$40,578$41,808$43,038$44,268$45,498$46,728$47,958
GS-7$40,992$42,359$43,725$45,092$46,459$47,826$49,193$50,559$51,926$53,293
GS-8$45,397$46,910$48,423$49,936$51,449$52,961$54,474$55,987$57,500$59,013
GS-9$50,141$51,813$53,484$55,156$56,828$58,499$60,171$61,843$63,515$65,186
GS-10$55,217$57,058$58,899$60,740$62,581$64,422$66,263$68,104$69,945$71,786
GS-11$60,665$62,687$64,709$66,730$68,752$70,774$72,796$74,818$76,840$78,861
GS-12$72,714$75,138$77,562$79,986$82,410$84,834$87,258$89,682$92,106$94,530
GS-13$86,465$89,347$92,229$95,111$97,993$100,875$103,757$106,639$109,521$112,403
GS-14$102,176$105,582$108,988$112,394$115,800$119,206$122,612$126,018$129,424$132,830
GS-15$120,187$124,193$128,200$132,207$136,213$140,220$144,226$148,233$152,239$156,246
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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 15.66% 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$21,427$22,144$22,857$23,566$24,278$24,695$25,399$26,110$26,138$26,800
GS-2$24,091$24,664$25,463$26,138$26,432$27,209$27,986$28,763$29,541$30,318
GS-3$26,286$27,163$28,039$28,916$29,793$30,670$31,546$32,423$33,300$34,174
GS-4$29,509$30,493$31,476$32,459$33,442$34,425$35,408$36,391$37,374$38,357
GS-5$33,015$34,116$35,217$36,318$37,419$38,521$39,622$40,723$41,824$42,925
GS-6$36,802$38,029$39,256$40,483$41,710$42,938$44,165$45,392$46,619$47,846
GS-7$40,896$42,260$43,623$44,987$46,351$47,714$49,078$50,442$51,805$53,169
GS-8$45,291$46,801$48,310$49,819$51,329$52,838$54,347$55,857$57,366$58,876
GS-9$50,024$51,692$53,360$55,028$56,695$58,363$60,031$61,699$63,367$65,034
GS-10$55,089$56,926$58,762$60,599$62,436$64,272$66,109$67,946$69,782$71,619
GS-11$60,524$62,541$64,558$66,575$68,592$70,609$72,626$74,643$76,661$78,678
GS-12$72,544$74,963$77,381$79,800$82,218$84,637$87,055$89,473$91,892$94,310
GS-13$86,264$89,139$92,014$94,890$97,765$100,640$103,516$106,391$109,266$112,142
GS-14$101,938$105,336$108,734$112,132$115,530$118,929$122,327$125,725$129,123$132,521
GS-15$119,907$123,904$127,901$131,899$135,896$139,893$143,890$147,888$151,885$155,882

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 15.06% (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$21,316$22,029$22,738$23,443$24,152$24,566$25,267$25,975$26,002$26,661
GS-2$23,966$24,537$25,330$26,002$26,295$27,068$27,841$28,614$29,387$30,161
GS-3$26,150$27,022$27,894$28,766$29,638$30,510$31,383$32,255$33,127$33,997
GS-4$29,356$30,334$31,312$32,290$33,268$34,246$35,224$36,202$37,180$38,158
GS-5$32,844$33,939$35,035$36,130$37,225$38,321$39,416$40,511$41,607$42,702
GS-6$36,611$37,832$39,053$40,273$41,494$42,715$43,936$45,156$46,377$47,598
GS-7$40,684$42,041$43,397$44,754$46,110$47,467$48,823$50,180$51,537$52,893
GS-8$45,056$46,558$48,059$49,561$51,062$52,564$54,066$55,567$57,069$58,570
GS-9$49,765$51,424$53,083$54,742$56,401$58,060$59,720$61,379$63,038$64,697
GS-10$54,803$56,630$58,457$60,285$62,112$63,939$65,766$67,593$69,420$71,247
GS-11$60,210$62,216$64,223$66,230$68,236$70,243$72,250$74,256$76,263$78,270
GS-12$72,168$74,574$76,980$79,386$81,792$84,197$86,603$89,009$91,415$93,821
GS-13$85,816$88,677$91,537$94,398$97,258$100,118$102,979$105,839$108,699$111,560
GS-14$101,409$104,790$108,170$111,551$114,931$118,312$121,692$125,073$128,453$131,833
GS-15$119,285$123,261$127,238$131,214$135,191$139,167$143,144$147,120$151,097$155,073

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 $161,900, 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/2017/arizona