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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Iowa 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.

Iowa 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 Iowa, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL

The DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Davenport 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$22,189$22,932$23,671$24,403$25,142$25,573$26,302$27,038$27,068$27,756
GS-2$24,949$25,543$26,369$27,068$27,372$28,177$28,982$29,786$30,591$31,396
GS-3$27,221$28,129$29,036$29,944$30,851$31,759$32,666$33,574$34,481$35,388
GS-4$30,559$31,577$32,595$33,613$34,631$35,649$36,668$37,686$38,704$39,722
GS-5$34,190$35,329$36,468$37,608$38,747$39,886$41,025$42,165$43,304$44,443
GS-6$38,111$39,382$40,653$41,924$43,194$44,465$45,736$47,007$48,278$49,549
GS-7$42,351$43,763$45,175$46,587$47,999$49,410$50,822$52,234$53,646$55,058
GS-8$46,902$48,466$50,029$51,592$53,156$54,719$56,282$57,845$59,409$60,972
GS-9$51,804$53,531$55,257$56,983$58,710$60,436$62,163$63,889$65,615$67,342
GS-10$57,049$58,950$60,851$62,752$64,653$66,554$68,455$70,356$72,258$74,159
GS-11$62,677$64,767$66,857$68,947$71,037$73,127$75,216$77,306$79,396$81,486
GS-12$75,124$77,629$80,133$82,638$85,143$87,647$90,152$92,656$95,161$97,665
GS-13$89,333$92,310$95,288$98,265$101,243$104,220$107,198$110,175$113,153$116,130
GS-14$105,564$109,084$112,603$116,122$119,641$123,160$126,679$130,199$133,718$137,237
GS-15$124,173$128,311$132,450$136,589$140,728$144,867$149,006$153,145$157,284$161,423

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

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OMAHA-COUNCIL BLUFFS-FREMONT, NE-IA

The OMAHA-COUNCIL BLUFFS-FREMONT, NE-IA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Omaha and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.87% 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$22,071$22,810$23,545$24,274$25,008$25,437$26,162$26,895$26,924$27,608
GS-2$24,816$25,407$26,228$26,924$27,226$28,027$28,827$29,628$30,429$31,229
GS-3$27,077$27,979$28,882$29,784$30,687$31,590$32,492$33,395$34,298$35,200
GS-4$30,396$31,409$32,422$33,434$34,447$35,460$36,472$37,485$38,498$39,511
GS-5$34,008$35,141$36,274$37,407$38,541$39,674$40,807$41,940$43,074$44,207
GS-6$37,908$39,172$40,436$41,700$42,965$44,229$45,493$46,757$48,021$49,285
GS-7$42,126$43,530$44,934$46,339$47,743$49,147$50,552$51,956$53,360$54,765
GS-8$46,653$48,208$49,763$51,318$52,873$54,428$55,983$57,538$59,093$60,648
GS-9$51,529$53,246$54,963$56,680$58,397$60,115$61,832$63,549$65,266$66,983
GS-10$56,745$58,636$60,527$62,418$64,309$66,200$68,091$69,982$71,873$73,764
GS-11$62,344$64,423$66,501$68,580$70,659$72,737$74,816$76,895$78,974$81,052
GS-12$74,725$77,216$79,707$82,198$84,689$87,181$89,672$92,163$94,654$97,145
GS-13$88,857$91,819$94,781$97,742$100,704$103,665$106,627$109,589$112,550$115,512
GS-14$105,003$108,503$112,003$115,504$119,004$122,505$126,005$129,506$133,006$136,506
GS-15$123,512$127,628$131,745$135,862$139,979$144,096$148,213$152,330$156,447$160,563
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Rest of Iowa

Any federal employees in Iowa 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 Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include VA Medical Center, VA Medical Center, Camp Dodge, 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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