Congress has passed a retro-active 1.4% pay raise for 2019 in addition to a locality increase and 6 new localities.

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 19.6% 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$22,781$23,544$24,303$25,055$25,813$26,256$27,004$27,760$27,790$28,497
GS-2$25,615$26,225$27,073$27,790$28,102$28,929$29,755$30,582$31,408$32,235
GS-3$27,948$28,880$29,811$30,743$31,675$32,607$33,538$34,470$35,402$36,333
GS-4$31,375$32,420$33,465$34,511$35,556$36,601$37,646$38,692$39,737$40,782
GS-5$35,103$36,272$37,442$38,612$39,781$40,951$42,121$43,290$44,460$45,630
GS-6$39,128$40,433$41,738$43,043$44,348$45,653$46,957$48,262$49,567$50,872
GS-7$43,482$44,931$46,381$47,830$49,280$50,730$52,179$53,629$55,078$56,528
GS-8$48,155$49,760$51,365$52,970$54,575$56,180$57,785$59,390$60,995$62,600
GS-9$53,187$54,960$56,732$58,505$60,277$62,050$63,822$65,595$67,367$69,140
GS-10$58,572$60,524$62,475$64,427$66,379$68,331$70,283$72,235$74,187$76,139
GS-11$64,351$66,496$68,642$70,788$72,933$75,079$77,225$79,370$81,516$83,661
GS-12$77,130$79,701$82,273$84,844$87,416$89,987$92,558$95,130$97,701$100,273
GS-13$91,718$94,775$97,832$100,889$103,946$107,003$110,060$113,116$116,173$119,230
GS-14$108,383$111,996$115,609$119,222$122,835$126,448$130,061$133,675$137,288$140,901
GS-15$127,488$131,737$135,986$140,236$144,485$148,735$152,984$157,233$161,483$165,732

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 17.04% 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$22,294$23,040$23,783$24,519$25,261$25,694$26,426$27,166$27,195$27,887
GS-2$25,066$25,663$26,493$27,195$27,501$28,310$29,118$29,927$30,736$31,545
GS-3$27,350$28,262$29,173$30,085$30,997$31,909$32,820$33,732$34,644$35,556
GS-4$30,703$31,726$32,749$33,772$34,795$35,818$36,841$37,864$38,887$39,909
GS-5$34,351$35,496$36,641$37,785$38,930$40,074$41,219$42,364$43,508$44,653
GS-6$38,291$39,568$40,845$42,122$43,398$44,675$45,952$47,229$48,506$49,783
GS-7$42,551$43,970$45,388$46,807$48,225$49,644$51,062$52,481$53,899$55,318
GS-8$47,124$48,694$50,265$51,836$53,407$54,977$56,548$58,119$59,689$61,260
GS-9$52,049$53,783$55,518$57,252$58,987$60,722$62,456$64,191$65,925$67,660
GS-10$57,318$59,228$61,138$63,048$64,958$66,868$68,779$70,689$72,599$74,509
GS-11$62,973$65,073$67,173$69,272$71,372$73,472$75,572$77,671$79,771$81,871
GS-12$75,479$77,995$80,512$83,028$85,545$88,061$90,577$93,094$95,610$98,126
GS-13$89,754$92,746$95,738$98,729$101,721$104,712$107,704$110,695$113,687$116,678
GS-14$106,063$109,599$113,134$116,670$120,206$123,742$127,277$130,813$134,349$137,885
GS-15$124,759$128,917$133,076$137,234$141,393$145,551$149,709$153,868$158,026$162,185
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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 16.68% 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$22,225$22,970$23,709$24,443$25,183$25,615$26,345$27,083$27,112$27,801
GS-2$24,989$25,584$26,412$27,112$27,416$28,223$29,029$29,835$30,641$31,448
GS-3$27,266$28,175$29,084$29,993$30,902$31,810$32,719$33,628$34,537$35,446
GS-4$30,609$31,628$32,648$33,668$34,688$35,708$36,727$37,747$38,767$39,787
GS-5$34,246$35,387$36,528$37,669$38,810$39,951$41,092$42,233$43,375$44,516
GS-6$38,173$39,446$40,719$41,992$43,265$44,538$45,811$47,084$48,357$49,630
GS-7$42,420$43,834$45,249$46,663$48,077$49,491$50,905$52,319$53,733$55,148
GS-8$46,979$48,545$50,111$51,676$53,242$54,808$56,374$57,940$59,506$61,071
GS-9$51,889$53,618$55,347$57,076$58,806$60,535$62,264$63,993$65,722$67,452
GS-10$57,142$59,046$60,950$62,854$64,759$66,663$68,567$70,471$72,375$74,280
GS-11$62,780$64,873$66,966$69,059$71,153$73,246$75,339$77,432$79,526$81,619
GS-12$75,247$77,756$80,264$82,773$85,281$87,790$90,299$92,807$95,316$97,825
GS-13$89,478$92,461$95,443$98,425$101,408$104,390$107,372$110,355$113,337$116,319
GS-14$105,737$109,261$112,786$116,311$119,836$123,361$126,886$130,411$133,936$137,461
GS-15$124,375$128,521$132,666$136,812$140,958$145,103$149,249$153,395$157,540$161,686

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 15.67% (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 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 $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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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2019/arizona