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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Alabama for 2019

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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 21.64% 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$23,170$23,946$24,717$25,482$26,254$26,704$27,465$28,234$28,264$28,983
GS-2$26,052$26,672$27,534$28,264$28,582$29,422$30,263$31,103$31,944$32,784
GS-3$28,425$29,372$30,320$31,268$32,215$33,163$34,110$35,058$36,005$36,953
GS-4$31,910$32,973$34,036$35,099$36,162$37,225$38,289$39,352$40,415$41,478
GS-5$35,701$36,891$38,081$39,270$40,460$41,650$42,839$44,029$45,218$46,408
GS-6$39,796$41,123$42,450$43,777$45,104$46,431$47,758$49,085$50,412$51,740
GS-7$44,223$45,698$47,172$48,646$50,121$51,595$53,069$54,543$56,018$57,492
GS-8$48,976$50,608$52,241$53,873$55,506$57,138$58,770$60,403$62,035$63,668
GS-9$54,095$55,897$57,700$59,503$61,305$63,108$64,911$66,713$68,516$70,319
GS-10$59,571$61,556$63,541$65,526$67,511$69,497$71,482$73,467$75,452$77,437
GS-11$65,448$67,631$69,813$71,995$74,177$76,360$78,542$80,724$82,906$85,088
GS-12$78,446$81,061$83,676$86,291$88,907$91,522$94,137$96,752$99,368$101,983
GS-13$93,282$96,391$99,500$102,609$105,719$108,828$111,937$115,046$118,155$121,264
GS-14$110,231$113,906$117,581$121,256$124,930$128,605$132,280$135,955$139,629$143,304
GS-15$129,662$133,984$138,306$142,628$146,950$151,272$155,593$159,915$164,237$166,500*
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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 19.18% 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$22,701$23,462$24,217$24,967$25,723$26,164$26,910$27,663$27,693$28,397
GS-2$25,525$26,133$26,978$27,693$28,004$28,827$29,651$30,474$31,298$32,121
GS-3$27,850$28,778$29,707$30,635$31,564$32,492$33,420$34,349$35,277$36,206
GS-4$31,264$32,306$33,348$34,389$35,431$36,473$37,514$38,556$39,598$40,639
GS-5$34,979$36,145$37,310$38,476$39,642$40,807$41,973$43,138$44,304$45,470
GS-6$38,991$40,291$41,591$42,892$44,192$45,492$46,792$48,093$49,393$50,693
GS-7$43,329$44,774$46,218$47,662$49,107$50,551$51,996$53,440$54,885$56,329
GS-8$47,985$49,585$51,184$52,784$54,383$55,982$57,582$59,181$60,781$62,380
GS-9$53,001$54,767$56,533$58,299$60,066$61,832$63,598$65,364$67,131$68,897
GS-10$58,366$60,311$62,256$64,201$66,146$68,091$70,036$71,981$73,926$75,871
GS-11$64,125$66,263$68,401$70,539$72,677$74,815$76,953$79,091$81,230$83,368
GS-12$76,859$79,422$81,984$84,546$87,109$89,671$92,233$94,796$97,358$99,921
GS-13$91,396$94,442$97,488$100,534$103,581$106,627$109,673$112,719$115,765$118,812
GS-14$108,002$111,603$115,203$118,803$122,404$126,004$129,605$133,205$136,806$140,406
GS-15$127,040$131,274$135,509$139,743$143,978$148,212$152,447$156,681$160,916$165,150

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

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BIRMINGHAM-HOOVER-TALLADEGA, AL

The BIRMINGHAM-HOOVER-TALLADEGA, AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Birmingham and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.77% 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$22,052$22,790$23,524$24,253$24,987$25,415$26,140$26,871$26,900$27,585
GS-2$24,794$25,385$26,206$26,900$27,202$28,002$28,802$29,602$30,402$31,202
GS-3$27,053$27,955$28,857$29,759$30,661$31,562$32,464$33,366$34,268$35,170
GS-4$30,370$31,382$32,394$33,405$34,417$35,429$36,441$37,453$38,465$39,476
GS-5$33,978$35,111$36,243$37,375$38,507$39,640$40,772$41,904$43,036$44,169
GS-6$37,875$39,138$40,401$41,664$42,928$44,191$45,454$46,717$47,980$49,243
GS-7$42,089$43,492$44,896$46,299$47,702$49,105$50,508$51,911$53,314$54,718
GS-8$46,612$48,166$49,720$51,273$52,827$54,381$55,934$57,488$59,042$60,595
GS-9$51,484$53,200$54,915$56,631$58,347$60,063$61,778$63,494$65,210$66,925
GS-10$56,696$58,585$60,475$62,364$64,254$66,143$68,032$69,922$71,811$73,700
GS-11$62,290$64,367$66,444$68,521$70,598$72,675$74,752$76,828$78,905$80,982
GS-12$74,660$77,149$79,638$82,127$84,616$87,105$89,594$92,083$94,573$97,062
GS-13$88,781$91,740$94,699$97,658$100,617$103,576$106,535$109,494$112,453$115,412
GS-14$104,912$108,409$111,907$115,404$118,902$122,399$125,896$129,394$132,891$136,389
GS-15$123,405$127,518$131,632$135,745$139,858$143,972$148,085$152,198$156,311$160,425

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

Government installations that use the Birmingham GS locality include Anniston Army Depot, and other facilities 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 15.67% (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$22,033$22,771$23,504$24,232$24,965$25,393$26,117$26,848$26,877$27,561
GS-2$24,773$25,363$26,183$26,877$27,179$27,978$28,778$29,577$30,376$31,175
GS-3$27,030$27,931$28,832$29,733$30,634$31,535$32,436$33,337$34,238$35,139
GS-4$30,344$31,355$32,366$33,377$34,388$35,398$36,409$37,420$38,431$39,442
GS-5$33,949$35,080$36,212$37,343$38,474$39,605$40,737$41,868$42,999$44,130
GS-6$37,843$39,105$40,367$41,628$42,890$44,152$45,414$46,676$47,938$49,200
GS-7$42,053$43,455$44,857$46,259$47,661$49,063$50,465$51,866$53,268$54,670
GS-8$46,572$48,125$49,677$51,229$52,781$54,334$55,886$57,438$58,991$60,543
GS-9$51,440$53,154$54,868$56,582$58,297$60,011$61,725$63,439$65,153$66,868
GS-10$56,647$58,535$60,423$62,310$64,198$66,086$67,973$69,861$71,749$73,637
GS-11$62,236$64,311$66,386$68,462$70,537$72,612$74,687$76,762$78,837$80,912
GS-12$74,596$77,082$79,569$82,056$84,543$87,030$89,517$92,004$94,491$96,978
GS-13$88,704$91,660$94,617$97,573$100,530$103,486$106,443$109,400$112,356$115,313
GS-14$104,821$108,316$111,810$115,304$118,799$122,293$125,788$129,282$132,776$136,271
GS-15$123,298$127,408$131,518$135,628$139,737$143,847$147,957$152,067$156,176$160,286

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 $166,500, 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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