General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Texas 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.

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 30.97% 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$24,264$25,076$25,882$26,685$27,492$27,963$28,761$29,566$29,598$30,347
GS-2$27,280$27,929$28,833$29,598$29,931$30,811$31,691$32,571$33,451$34,331
GS-3$29,766$30,758$31,751$32,744$33,737$34,729$35,722$36,715$37,708$38,698
GS-4$33,416$34,529$35,642$36,755$37,869$38,982$40,095$41,208$42,322$43,435
GS-5$37,385$38,632$39,879$41,126$42,373$43,620$44,866$46,113$47,360$48,607
GS-6$41,673$43,063$44,453$45,842$47,232$48,621$50,011$51,400$52,790$54,180
GS-7$46,310$47,854$49,398$50,942$52,486$54,030$55,575$57,119$58,663$60,207
GS-8$51,287$52,996$54,705$56,414$58,123$59,832$61,541$63,251$64,960$66,669
GS-9$56,646$58,534$60,423$62,312$64,200$66,089$67,977$69,866$71,755$73,643
GS-10$62,381$64,461$66,541$68,620$70,700$72,780$74,860$76,940$79,019$81,099
GS-11$68,535$70,819$73,104$75,388$77,672$79,956$82,240$84,524$86,808$89,092
GS-12$82,147$84,886$87,624$90,363$93,101$95,840$98,578$101,317$104,056$106,794
GS-13$97,683$100,939$104,194$107,450$110,706$113,962$117,218$120,474$123,730$126,986
GS-14$115,432$119,280$123,128$126,975$130,823$134,671$138,519$142,367$146,215$150,063
GS-15$135,779$140,306$144,832$149,358$153,885$158,411$161,900*$161,900*$161,900*$161,900*

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 22.61% 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$22,715$23,475$24,230$24,982$25,737$26,178$26,925$27,679$27,709$28,410
GS-2$25,538$26,147$26,993$27,709$28,020$28,844$29,668$30,492$31,316$32,140
GS-3$27,866$28,795$29,724$30,654$31,583$32,512$33,442$34,371$35,301$36,228
GS-4$31,283$32,325$33,367$34,409$35,451$36,494$37,536$38,578$39,620$40,662
GS-5$34,999$36,166$37,334$38,501$39,668$40,835$42,003$43,170$44,337$45,504
GS-6$39,013$40,314$41,615$42,916$44,217$45,518$46,819$48,120$49,420$50,721
GS-7$43,354$44,799$46,245$47,690$49,136$50,582$52,027$53,473$54,918$56,364
GS-8$48,013$49,613$51,213$52,813$54,413$56,013$57,613$59,213$60,813$62,413
GS-9$53,030$54,798$56,566$58,334$60,102$61,870$63,638$65,406$67,174$68,942
GS-10$58,399$60,346$62,293$64,240$66,187$68,134$70,081$72,028$73,976$75,923
GS-11$64,161$66,299$68,437$70,576$72,714$74,852$76,990$79,129$81,267$83,405
GS-12$76,903$79,467$82,031$84,595$87,159$89,722$92,286$94,850$97,414$99,977
GS-13$91,447$94,496$97,544$100,592$103,640$106,688$109,736$112,784$115,832$118,880
GS-14$108,064$111,666$115,268$118,870$122,473$126,075$129,677$133,280$136,882$140,484
GS-15$127,112$131,350$135,587$139,824$144,062$148,299$152,537$156,774$161,011$161,900*

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 16.68% 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$21,616$22,340$23,058$23,774$24,492$24,912$25,623$26,341$26,369$27,036
GS-2$24,303$24,882$25,687$26,369$26,665$27,449$28,233$29,017$29,801$30,585
GS-3$26,518$27,402$28,287$29,171$30,056$30,940$31,824$32,709$33,593$34,475
GS-4$29,770$30,762$31,753$32,745$33,737$34,729$35,720$36,712$37,704$38,696
GS-5$33,306$34,417$35,528$36,639$37,749$38,860$39,971$41,082$42,193$43,303
GS-6$37,126$38,364$39,602$40,840$42,078$43,316$44,554$45,792$47,030$48,268
GS-7$41,257$42,633$44,008$45,384$46,760$48,135$49,511$50,886$52,262$53,638
GS-8$45,691$47,213$48,736$50,259$51,781$53,304$54,827$56,349$57,872$59,395
GS-9$50,465$52,148$53,830$55,513$57,195$58,878$60,560$62,243$63,925$65,608
GS-10$55,575$57,428$59,280$61,133$62,986$64,839$66,692$68,545$70,398$72,251
GS-11$61,057$63,092$65,127$67,162$69,197$71,232$73,267$75,302$77,337$79,372
GS-12$73,184$75,624$78,064$80,503$82,943$85,383$87,823$90,262$92,702$95,142
GS-13$87,025$89,925$92,826$95,727$98,627$101,528$104,429$107,329$110,230$113,131
GS-14$102,837$106,265$109,693$113,121$116,549$119,977$123,405$126,833$130,262$133,690
GS-15$120,964$124,997$129,029$133,062$137,094$141,127$145,159$149,192$153,224$157,257

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 15.97% 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$21,485$22,204$22,918$23,629$24,343$24,761$25,467$26,180$26,208$26,871
GS-2$24,155$24,731$25,531$26,208$26,503$27,282$28,061$28,841$29,620$30,399
GS-3$26,357$27,236$28,115$28,994$29,873$30,752$31,631$32,510$33,389$34,266
GS-4$29,589$30,574$31,560$32,546$33,532$34,517$35,503$36,489$37,475$38,460
GS-5$33,104$34,208$35,312$36,416$37,520$38,624$39,728$40,832$41,936$43,040
GS-6$36,900$38,131$39,361$40,592$41,822$43,053$44,283$45,514$46,744$47,974
GS-7$41,006$42,373$43,740$45,108$46,475$47,842$49,210$50,577$51,944$53,311
GS-8$45,413$46,926$48,440$49,953$51,466$52,980$54,493$56,007$57,520$59,033
GS-9$50,158$51,830$53,503$55,175$56,847$58,520$60,192$61,864$63,536$65,209
GS-10$55,237$57,078$58,920$60,761$62,603$64,445$66,286$68,128$69,969$71,811
GS-11$60,686$62,708$64,731$66,753$68,776$70,799$72,821$74,844$76,866$78,889
GS-12$72,739$75,164$77,589$80,014$82,438$84,863$87,288$89,713$92,138$94,563
GS-13$86,495$89,378$92,261$95,144$98,027$100,910$103,793$106,676$109,559$112,442
GS-14$102,211$105,619$109,026$112,433$115,840$119,247$122,655$126,062$129,469$132,876
GS-15$120,228$124,236$128,244$132,252$136,260$140,268$144,276$148,284$152,292$156,300

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 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 Abilene, Amarillo, Beaumont, Brownsville, Brownwood, College Station, Del Rio, El Paso, Killeen, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Waco, Wichita Falls, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include 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 $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/texas