General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Texas 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.

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 32.54% 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$25,246$26,092$26,932$27,766$28,606$29,097$29,926$30,764$30,797$31,580
GS-2$28,386$29,062$30,002$30,797$31,143$32,059$32,975$33,890$34,806$35,722
GS-3$30,972$32,004$33,037$34,069$35,102$36,134$37,167$38,199$39,232$40,264
GS-4$34,769$35,928$37,086$38,244$39,403$40,561$41,720$42,878$44,036$45,195
GS-5$38,900$40,197$41,493$42,789$44,085$45,382$46,678$47,974$49,270$50,567
GS-6$43,362$44,808$46,254$47,700$49,146$50,592$52,038$53,484$54,930$56,376
GS-7$48,186$49,793$51,399$53,005$54,612$56,218$57,825$59,431$61,037$62,644
GS-8$53,365$55,143$56,922$58,701$60,479$62,258$64,037$65,815$67,594$69,373
GS-9$58,942$60,906$62,870$64,835$66,799$68,763$70,727$72,692$74,656$76,620
GS-10$64,909$67,072$69,235$71,398$73,561$75,724$77,887$80,050$82,213$84,376
GS-11$71,313$73,691$76,069$78,446$80,824$83,202$85,580$87,958$90,335$92,713
GS-12$85,475$88,325$91,174$94,024$96,873$99,723$102,573$105,422$108,272$111,122
GS-13$101,641$105,029$108,416$111,804$115,192$118,580$121,967$125,355$128,743$132,130
GS-14$120,109$124,113$128,117$132,121$136,125$140,129$144,133$148,137$152,141$156,145
GS-15$141,281$145,990$150,699$155,408$160,118$164,827$166,500*$166,500*$166,500*$166,500*

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 24.21% 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$23,660$24,452$25,239$26,021$26,808$27,268$28,045$28,830$28,861$29,596
GS-2$26,602$27,236$28,116$28,861$29,186$30,044$30,902$31,760$32,619$33,477
GS-3$29,025$29,993$30,961$31,928$32,896$33,863$34,831$35,799$36,766$37,734
GS-4$32,584$33,670$34,755$35,841$36,926$38,012$39,098$40,183$41,269$42,354
GS-5$36,456$37,670$38,885$40,100$41,315$42,530$43,744$44,959$46,174$47,389
GS-6$40,637$41,992$43,347$44,702$46,057$47,412$48,767$50,122$51,478$52,833
GS-7$45,158$46,663$48,169$49,674$51,179$52,685$54,190$55,696$57,201$58,707
GS-8$50,011$51,678$53,344$55,011$56,678$58,345$60,012$61,679$63,346$65,013
GS-9$55,237$57,078$58,919$60,760$62,601$64,441$66,282$68,123$69,964$71,805
GS-10$60,829$62,856$64,884$66,911$68,938$70,965$72,992$75,019$77,046$79,073
GS-11$66,831$69,060$71,288$73,516$75,745$77,973$80,201$82,429$84,658$86,886
GS-12$80,103$82,774$85,444$88,115$90,785$93,456$96,126$98,797$101,467$104,138
GS-13$95,253$98,428$101,603$104,777$107,952$111,127$114,302$117,477$120,651$123,826
GS-14$112,560$116,313$120,065$123,817$127,570$131,322$135,075$138,827$142,579$146,332
GS-15$132,402$136,815$141,228$145,641$150,054$154,468$158,881$163,294$166,500*$166,500*

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 18.22% 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$22,519$23,273$24,022$24,766$25,515$25,953$26,693$27,440$27,470$28,168
GS-2$25,319$25,922$26,760$27,470$27,778$28,595$29,412$30,229$31,046$31,863
GS-3$27,626$28,547$29,468$30,388$31,309$32,230$33,151$34,072$34,993$35,914
GS-4$31,013$32,046$33,079$34,112$35,146$36,179$37,212$38,245$39,279$40,312
GS-5$34,698$35,854$37,010$38,166$39,322$40,479$41,635$42,791$43,947$45,103
GS-6$38,677$39,967$41,256$42,546$43,836$45,126$46,416$47,705$48,995$50,285
GS-7$42,980$44,413$45,846$47,279$48,711$50,144$51,577$53,010$54,443$55,876
GS-8$47,599$49,185$50,772$52,358$53,945$55,531$57,118$58,705$60,291$61,878
GS-9$52,574$54,326$56,078$57,830$59,582$61,334$63,086$64,838$66,590$68,342
GS-10$57,896$59,825$61,755$63,684$65,613$67,543$69,472$71,401$73,331$75,260
GS-11$63,608$65,729$67,850$69,971$72,092$74,213$76,333$78,454$80,575$82,696
GS-12$76,240$78,782$81,324$83,865$86,407$88,949$91,490$94,032$96,574$99,116
GS-13$90,659$93,681$96,703$99,724$102,746$105,768$108,790$111,811$114,833$117,855
GS-14$107,132$110,704$114,275$117,846$121,418$124,989$128,561$132,132$135,704$139,275
GS-15$126,017$130,217$134,417$138,618$142,818$147,018$151,219$155,419$159,619$163,820

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 17.46% 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$22,374$23,123$23,868$24,607$25,351$25,786$26,521$27,264$27,293$27,987
GS-2$25,156$25,755$26,588$27,293$27,600$28,411$29,223$30,035$30,846$31,658
GS-3$27,448$28,363$29,278$30,193$31,108$32,023$32,938$33,853$34,768$35,683
GS-4$30,813$31,840$32,866$33,893$34,920$35,946$36,973$37,999$39,026$40,053
GS-5$34,475$35,623$36,772$37,921$39,070$40,218$41,367$42,516$43,665$44,813
GS-6$38,428$39,710$40,991$42,273$43,554$44,836$46,117$47,399$48,680$49,962
GS-7$42,704$44,127$45,551$46,975$48,398$49,822$51,245$52,669$54,093$55,516
GS-8$47,293$48,869$50,446$52,022$53,598$55,174$56,751$58,327$59,903$61,480
GS-9$52,236$53,976$55,717$57,458$59,199$60,939$62,680$64,421$66,162$67,902
GS-10$57,524$59,441$61,358$63,275$65,191$67,108$69,025$70,942$72,859$74,776
GS-11$63,199$65,307$67,414$69,521$71,628$73,736$75,843$77,950$80,057$82,164
GS-12$75,750$78,275$80,801$83,326$85,852$88,377$90,902$93,428$95,953$98,478
GS-13$90,077$93,079$96,081$99,083$102,086$105,088$108,090$111,092$114,095$117,097
GS-14$106,443$109,992$113,540$117,089$120,637$124,186$127,734$131,283$134,831$138,380
GS-15$125,206$129,380$133,553$137,727$141,900$146,073$150,247$154,420$158,593$162,767

The Austin locality pay rate also applies to Austin, Bastrop, Round Rock, and other cities within the region.

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SAN ANTONIO-NEW BRAUNFELS-PEARSALL, TX

The SAN ANTONIO-NEW BRAUNFELS-PEARSALL, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in San Antonio and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.07% 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$22,109$22,850$23,585$24,316$25,051$25,481$26,207$26,941$26,970$27,656
GS-2$24,859$25,451$26,274$26,970$27,273$28,075$28,877$29,679$30,481$31,283
GS-3$27,123$28,027$28,932$29,836$30,740$31,644$32,548$33,453$34,357$35,261
GS-4$30,449$31,463$32,478$33,492$34,506$35,521$36,535$37,550$38,564$39,579
GS-5$34,067$35,202$36,337$37,472$38,607$39,742$40,878$42,013$43,148$44,283
GS-6$37,973$39,240$40,506$41,772$43,039$44,305$45,571$46,838$48,104$49,370
GS-7$42,198$43,605$45,012$46,419$47,825$49,232$50,639$52,046$53,453$54,859
GS-8$46,733$48,291$49,849$51,406$52,964$54,522$56,079$57,637$59,195$60,752
GS-9$51,617$53,338$55,058$56,778$58,498$60,218$61,938$63,659$65,379$67,099
GS-10$56,843$58,737$60,631$62,526$64,420$66,314$68,209$70,103$71,997$73,891
GS-11$62,451$64,534$66,616$68,698$70,781$72,863$74,945$77,028$79,110$81,192
GS-12$74,854$77,349$79,845$82,340$84,836$87,331$89,827$92,322$94,818$97,313
GS-13$89,011$91,977$94,944$97,911$100,878$103,844$106,811$109,778$112,745$115,711
GS-14$105,184$108,690$112,197$115,703$119,210$122,716$126,223$129,729$133,236$136,742
GS-15$123,725$127,849$131,973$136,097$140,221$144,345$148,469$152,593$156,717$160,841

The San Antonio locality pay rate also applies to San Antonio, Universal City, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the San Antonio GS locality include Joint Base San Antonio, and other facilities within the region.

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CORPUS CHRISTI-KINGSVILLE-ALICE, TX

The CORPUS CHRISTI-KINGSVILLE-ALICE, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.01% 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$22,098$22,838$23,573$24,303$25,038$25,468$26,194$26,927$26,956$27,642
GS-2$24,846$25,438$26,260$26,956$27,259$28,060$28,862$29,664$30,465$31,267
GS-3$27,109$28,013$28,917$29,820$30,724$31,628$32,532$33,435$34,339$35,243
GS-4$30,433$31,447$32,461$33,475$34,489$35,503$36,516$37,530$38,544$39,558
GS-5$34,049$35,184$36,318$37,453$38,587$39,722$40,856$41,991$43,126$44,260
GS-6$37,954$39,220$40,485$41,751$43,017$44,282$45,548$46,814$48,079$49,345
GS-7$42,177$43,583$44,989$46,395$47,801$49,207$50,613$52,019$53,425$54,831
GS-8$46,709$48,266$49,823$51,380$52,937$54,493$56,050$57,607$59,164$60,721
GS-9$51,591$53,310$55,029$56,749$58,468$60,187$61,906$63,626$65,345$67,064
GS-10$56,814$58,707$60,600$62,493$64,387$66,280$68,173$70,067$71,960$73,853
GS-11$62,419$64,500$66,582$68,663$70,744$72,825$74,906$76,988$79,069$81,150
GS-12$74,815$77,309$79,803$82,297$84,792$87,286$89,780$92,274$94,769$97,263
GS-13$88,965$91,930$94,895$97,860$100,825$103,791$106,756$109,721$112,686$115,652
GS-14$105,129$108,634$112,139$115,643$119,148$122,653$126,157$129,662$133,167$136,671
GS-15$123,661$127,783$131,905$136,026$140,148$144,270$148,392$152,514$156,636$160,757

The Corpus Christi locality pay rate also applies to Corpus Christi, Ingleside, Kingsville, 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 15.67% (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 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 $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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