General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Texas 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.

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 31.74% 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$24,747$25,576$26,399$27,217$28,041$28,522$29,335$30,157$30,188$30,962
GS-2$27,825$28,487$29,408$30,188$30,531$31,429$32,328$33,226$34,125$35,023
GS-3$30,359$31,371$32,383$33,395$34,407$35,418$36,430$37,442$38,454$39,465
GS-4$34,082$35,218$36,354$37,489$38,625$39,760$40,896$42,032$43,167$44,303
GS-5$38,132$39,403$40,675$41,946$43,217$44,489$45,760$47,031$48,302$49,574
GS-6$42,505$43,921$45,337$46,753$48,169$49,586$51,002$52,418$53,834$55,250
GS-7$47,234$48,808$50,383$51,957$53,531$55,106$56,680$58,254$59,828$61,403
GS-8$52,310$54,054$55,798$57,543$59,287$61,031$62,775$64,520$66,264$68,008
GS-9$57,777$59,703$61,629$63,555$65,481$67,407$69,333$71,259$73,186$75,112
GS-10$63,626$65,747$67,868$69,990$72,111$74,232$76,353$78,474$80,595$82,716
GS-11$69,904$72,234$74,565$76,895$79,226$81,556$83,887$86,217$88,548$90,878
GS-12$83,787$86,580$89,372$92,165$94,958$97,751$100,544$103,337$106,130$108,923
GS-13$99,632$102,953$106,275$109,596$112,917$116,238$119,559$122,880$126,202$129,523
GS-14$117,736$121,661$125,585$129,510$133,434$137,359$141,283$145,208$149,132$153,057
GS-15$138,489$143,105$147,721$152,338$156,954$161,570$164,200*$164,200*$164,200*$164,200*

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 23.4% 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$23,181$23,957$24,728$25,494$26,266$26,716$27,477$28,247$28,277$29,001
GS-2$26,063$26,684$27,547$28,277$28,598$29,440$30,281$31,123$31,964$32,806
GS-3$28,438$29,385$30,333$31,281$32,228$33,176$34,124$35,072$36,019$36,967
GS-4$31,925$32,989$34,052$35,116$36,180$37,243$38,307$39,371$40,434$41,498
GS-5$35,718$36,909$38,100$39,291$40,481$41,672$42,863$44,054$45,245$46,435
GS-6$39,814$41,140$42,467$43,793$45,120$46,447$47,773$49,100$50,426$51,753
GS-7$44,244$45,718$47,193$48,668$50,142$51,617$53,092$54,566$56,041$57,516
GS-8$48,998$50,632$52,266$53,900$55,534$57,168$58,801$60,435$62,069$63,703
GS-9$54,120$55,924$57,728$59,532$61,336$63,140$64,944$66,748$68,552$70,357
GS-10$59,598$61,585$63,572$65,559$67,545$69,532$71,519$73,506$75,492$77,479
GS-11$65,479$67,661$69,844$72,027$74,210$76,393$78,576$80,759$82,942$85,125
GS-12$78,482$81,098$83,715$86,331$88,947$91,563$94,179$96,795$99,411$102,027
GS-13$93,325$96,436$99,547$102,658$105,769$108,880$111,990$115,101$118,212$121,323
GS-14$110,283$113,959$117,635$121,311$124,987$128,663$132,339$136,015$139,691$143,367
GS-15$129,722$134,046$138,370$142,694$147,018$151,341$155,665$159,989$164,200*$164,200*

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 17.4% 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$22,054$22,792$23,526$24,255$24,989$25,417$26,141$26,874$26,902$27,591
GS-2$24,796$25,387$26,207$26,902$27,207$28,008$28,809$29,609$30,410$31,211
GS-3$27,055$27,956$28,858$29,760$30,661$31,563$32,465$33,366$34,268$35,170
GS-4$30,373$31,385$32,397$33,409$34,421$35,432$36,444$37,456$38,468$39,480
GS-5$33,981$35,114$36,247$37,380$38,513$39,646$40,779$41,912$43,045$44,178
GS-6$37,878$39,140$40,402$41,664$42,926$44,188$45,450$46,712$47,974$49,236
GS-7$42,093$43,496$44,898$46,301$47,704$49,107$50,510$51,913$53,316$54,719
GS-8$46,616$48,170$49,725$51,279$52,834$54,388$55,942$57,497$59,051$60,605
GS-9$51,488$53,205$54,921$56,637$58,354$60,070$61,786$63,503$65,219$66,936
GS-10$56,701$58,591$60,481$62,371$64,261$66,151$68,042$69,932$71,822$73,712
GS-11$62,295$64,372$66,448$68,525$70,602$72,679$74,756$76,832$78,909$80,986
GS-12$74,666$77,155$79,644$82,133$84,622$87,111$89,600$92,089$94,577$97,066
GS-13$88,787$91,747$94,707$97,666$100,626$103,586$106,545$109,505$112,465$115,424
GS-14$104,920$108,418$111,915$115,412$118,910$122,407$125,904$129,402$132,899$136,396
GS-15$123,414$127,528$131,642$135,755$139,869$143,983$148,097$152,210$156,324$160,438

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 16.71% 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$21,924$22,658$23,388$24,112$24,842$25,268$25,988$26,716$26,744$27,429
GS-2$24,650$25,237$26,053$26,744$27,048$27,844$28,639$29,435$30,231$31,027
GS-3$26,896$27,792$28,688$29,585$30,481$31,377$32,274$33,170$34,066$34,963
GS-4$30,194$31,200$32,206$33,212$34,218$35,224$36,230$37,236$38,242$39,248
GS-5$33,782$34,908$36,034$37,160$38,287$39,413$40,539$41,665$42,792$43,918
GS-6$37,655$38,910$40,165$41,419$42,674$43,928$45,183$46,438$47,692$48,947
GS-7$41,845$43,240$44,635$46,029$47,424$48,819$50,213$51,608$53,003$54,397
GS-8$46,342$47,887$49,433$50,978$52,523$54,068$55,613$57,159$58,704$60,249
GS-9$51,186$52,892$54,598$56,304$58,011$59,717$61,423$63,130$64,836$66,542
GS-10$56,367$58,246$60,125$62,005$63,884$65,763$67,642$69,521$71,400$73,279
GS-11$61,929$63,993$66,058$68,122$70,187$72,252$74,316$76,381$78,445$80,510
GS-12$74,228$76,702$79,176$81,650$84,125$86,599$89,073$91,547$94,022$96,496
GS-13$88,265$91,208$94,150$97,092$100,034$102,977$105,919$108,861$111,804$114,746
GS-14$104,304$107,781$111,257$114,734$118,211$121,688$125,164$128,641$132,118$135,595
GS-15$122,689$126,779$130,868$134,958$139,047$143,137$147,226$151,316$155,405$159,495

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 15.37% (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 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 $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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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2018/texas