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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Arizona 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.

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 19.09% 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$22,371$23,120$23,864$24,604$25,348$25,783$26,518$27,261$27,289$27,989
GS-2$25,153$25,752$26,584$27,289$27,599$28,411$29,223$30,036$30,848$31,660
GS-3$27,444$28,359$29,274$30,188$31,103$32,017$32,932$33,847$34,761$35,676
GS-4$30,810$31,836$32,863$33,889$34,916$35,943$36,969$37,996$39,022$40,049
GS-5$34,471$35,620$36,769$37,918$39,067$40,217$41,366$42,515$43,664$44,814
GS-6$38,423$39,703$40,984$42,264$43,544$44,824$46,105$47,385$48,665$49,945
GS-7$42,699$44,122$45,545$46,968$48,391$49,814$51,237$52,660$54,084$55,507
GS-8$47,287$48,864$50,441$52,017$53,594$55,171$56,748$58,324$59,901$61,478
GS-9$52,229$53,970$55,711$57,453$59,194$60,935$62,676$64,417$66,158$67,899
GS-10$57,517$59,434$61,352$63,269$65,186$67,104$69,021$70,938$72,856$74,773
GS-11$63,192$65,298$67,405$69,512$71,618$73,725$75,832$77,938$80,045$82,152
GS-12$75,741$78,266$80,791$83,315$85,840$88,365$90,889$93,414$95,939$98,464
GS-13$90,065$93,068$96,070$99,072$102,074$105,077$108,079$111,081$114,083$117,086
GS-14$106,431$109,978$113,526$117,074$120,621$124,169$127,717$131,265$134,812$138,360
GS-15$125,191$129,364$133,537$137,710$141,883$146,056$150,228$154,401$158,574$162,747

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 16.49% 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$21,883$22,615$23,343$24,067$24,795$25,220$25,939$26,666$26,694$27,377
GS-2$24,604$25,190$26,004$26,694$26,997$27,791$28,585$29,380$30,174$30,969
GS-3$26,845$27,740$28,634$29,529$30,424$31,318$32,213$33,108$34,002$34,897
GS-4$30,137$31,141$32,145$33,150$34,154$35,158$36,162$37,166$38,170$39,174
GS-5$33,718$34,842$35,966$37,090$38,215$39,339$40,463$41,587$42,711$43,835
GS-6$37,584$38,837$40,089$41,341$42,593$43,846$45,098$46,350$47,602$48,855
GS-7$41,766$43,158$44,550$45,942$47,335$48,727$50,119$51,511$52,903$54,295
GS-8$46,255$47,797$49,339$50,882$52,424$53,966$55,509$57,051$58,593$60,136
GS-9$51,089$52,792$54,495$56,198$57,901$59,604$61,308$63,011$64,714$66,417
GS-10$56,261$58,137$60,012$61,888$63,763$65,639$67,514$69,390$71,265$73,141
GS-11$61,812$63,873$65,933$67,994$70,055$72,115$74,176$76,237$78,298$80,358
GS-12$74,088$76,557$79,027$81,496$83,966$86,436$88,905$91,375$93,844$96,314
GS-13$88,099$91,036$93,972$96,909$99,846$102,783$105,719$108,656$111,593$114,529
GS-14$104,107$107,577$111,048$114,518$117,988$121,458$124,929$128,399$131,869$135,339
GS-15$122,458$126,540$130,621$134,703$138,785$142,867$146,949$151,030$155,112$159,194
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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 16.17% 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$21,823$22,553$23,279$24,001$24,727$25,151$25,868$26,592$26,620$27,302
GS-2$24,536$25,121$25,933$26,620$26,922$27,715$28,507$29,299$30,092$30,884
GS-3$26,771$27,664$28,556$29,448$30,340$31,232$32,124$33,017$33,909$34,801
GS-4$30,054$31,056$32,057$33,058$34,060$35,061$36,063$37,064$38,065$39,067
GS-5$33,625$34,746$35,867$36,989$38,110$39,231$40,352$41,473$42,594$43,715
GS-6$37,481$38,730$39,979$41,228$42,476$43,725$44,974$46,223$47,472$48,721
GS-7$41,652$43,040$44,428$45,816$47,205$48,593$49,981$51,369$52,757$54,146
GS-8$46,128$47,666$49,204$50,742$52,280$53,818$55,356$56,894$58,432$59,970
GS-9$50,949$52,647$54,345$56,044$57,742$59,441$61,139$62,838$64,536$66,234
GS-10$56,107$57,977$59,847$61,718$63,588$65,458$67,329$69,199$71,069$72,940
GS-11$61,642$63,697$65,752$67,807$69,862$71,917$73,972$76,027$78,083$80,138
GS-12$73,884$76,347$78,810$81,273$83,735$86,198$88,661$91,124$93,587$96,049
GS-13$87,857$90,786$93,714$96,643$99,572$102,500$105,429$108,358$111,286$114,215
GS-14$103,821$107,282$110,743$114,203$117,664$121,125$124,585$128,046$131,507$134,967
GS-15$122,121$126,192$130,263$134,333$138,404$142,474$146,545$150,616$154,686$158,757

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 15.37% (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 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 $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/2019/arizona