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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Alabama for 2018

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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.

Alabama 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 Alabama, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL

The ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Atlanta and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.16% 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$22,760$23,522$24,279$25,032$25,789$26,231$26,979$27,735$27,764$28,475
GS-2$25,590$26,200$27,047$27,764$28,079$28,905$29,731$30,558$31,384$32,210
GS-3$27,921$28,852$29,782$30,713$31,643$32,574$33,504$34,435$35,365$36,296
GS-4$31,345$32,390$33,434$34,479$35,523$36,567$37,612$38,656$39,700$40,745
GS-5$35,070$36,239$37,408$38,577$39,747$40,916$42,085$43,254$44,423$45,593
GS-6$39,091$40,394$41,696$42,998$44,301$45,603$46,906$48,208$49,511$50,813
GS-7$43,441$44,889$46,336$47,784$49,232$50,680$52,128$53,576$55,024$56,471
GS-8$48,109$49,713$51,317$52,921$54,526$56,130$57,734$59,338$60,942$62,546
GS-9$53,137$54,909$56,680$58,451$60,223$61,994$63,765$65,537$67,308$69,079
GS-10$58,517$60,467$62,418$64,369$66,319$68,270$70,221$72,171$74,122$76,073
GS-11$64,290$66,433$68,577$70,720$72,863$75,007$77,150$79,293$81,436$83,580
GS-12$77,058$79,626$82,195$84,764$87,332$89,901$92,469$95,038$97,606$100,175
GS-13$91,631$94,685$97,740$100,794$103,849$106,903$109,958$113,012$116,066$119,121
GS-14$108,281$111,890$115,499$119,109$122,718$126,327$129,937$133,546$137,156$140,765
GS-15$127,367$131,612$135,858$140,103$144,349$148,594$152,840$157,085$161,331$164,200*
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HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL

The HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Huntsville and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.49% 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$22,258$23,004$23,744$24,480$25,221$25,653$26,384$27,124$27,152$27,848
GS-2$25,026$25,622$26,451$27,152$27,460$28,268$29,076$29,884$30,692$31,501
GS-3$27,306$28,216$29,126$30,036$30,946$31,856$32,766$33,676$34,586$35,496
GS-4$30,655$31,676$32,697$33,719$34,740$35,761$36,783$37,804$38,826$39,847
GS-5$34,297$35,440$36,584$37,727$38,871$40,014$41,158$42,301$43,444$44,588
GS-6$38,230$39,503$40,777$42,051$43,325$44,598$45,872$47,146$48,420$49,694
GS-7$42,483$43,899$45,315$46,731$48,147$49,563$50,979$52,395$53,811$55,227
GS-8$47,049$48,618$50,186$51,755$53,324$54,893$56,462$58,030$59,599$61,168
GS-9$51,966$53,698$55,431$57,163$58,895$60,628$62,360$64,092$65,825$67,557
GS-10$57,227$59,135$61,042$62,950$64,858$66,766$68,673$70,581$72,489$74,396
GS-11$62,873$64,969$67,065$69,161$71,258$73,354$75,450$77,546$79,642$81,738
GS-12$75,360$77,872$80,384$82,896$85,408$87,920$90,432$92,944$95,456$97,968
GS-13$89,612$92,599$95,586$98,573$101,560$104,547$107,534$110,522$113,509$116,496
GS-14$105,895$109,424$112,954$116,484$120,014$123,544$127,073$130,603$134,133$137,663
GS-15$124,560$128,712$132,864$137,016$141,168$145,320$149,472$153,623$157,775$161,927

The Huntsville locality pay rate also applies to Huntsville, and other cities within the region.

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Rest of Alabama

Any federal employees in Alabama 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 15.37% (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$21,672$22,398$23,119$23,835$24,557$24,978$25,689$26,409$26,437$27,114
GS-2$24,367$24,948$25,754$26,437$26,737$27,524$28,311$29,097$29,884$30,671
GS-3$26,587$27,473$28,359$29,245$30,131$31,017$31,903$32,789$33,675$34,561
GS-4$29,847$30,842$31,836$32,831$33,825$34,820$35,814$36,809$37,803$38,798
GS-5$33,394$34,507$35,620$36,734$37,847$38,960$40,074$41,187$42,300$43,414
GS-6$37,223$38,463$39,703$40,944$42,184$43,424$44,664$45,905$47,145$48,385
GS-7$41,365$42,743$44,122$45,501$46,879$48,258$49,637$51,015$52,394$53,773
GS-8$45,810$47,337$48,865$50,392$51,920$53,447$54,975$56,502$58,030$59,557
GS-9$50,598$52,285$53,971$55,658$57,345$59,031$60,718$62,405$64,091$65,778
GS-10$55,720$57,578$59,435$61,293$63,150$65,008$66,865$68,722$70,580$72,437
GS-11$61,218$63,259$65,299$67,340$69,381$71,422$73,463$75,504$77,545$79,586
GS-12$73,375$75,821$78,267$80,713$83,159$85,605$88,050$90,496$92,942$95,388
GS-13$87,252$90,161$93,069$95,977$98,886$101,794$104,703$107,611$110,520$113,428
GS-14$103,106$106,543$109,980$113,417$116,854$120,291$123,727$127,164$130,601$134,038
GS-15$121,280$125,323$129,366$133,408$137,451$141,493$145,536$149,578$153,621$157,663

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Mobile, Montgomery, Fort Rucker, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Maxwell 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 $164,200, 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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