General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Alabama for 2020

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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 22.16% 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$23,874$24,674$25,468$26,257$27,051$27,515$28,300$29,091$29,123$29,866
GS-2$26,843$27,482$28,372$29,123$29,450$30,316$31,183$32,049$32,915$33,781
GS-3$29,289$30,265$31,241$32,217$33,193$34,169$35,145$36,121$37,098$38,074
GS-4$32,879$33,975$35,071$36,167$37,262$38,358$39,454$40,550$41,646$42,741
GS-5$36,786$38,013$39,239$40,466$41,692$42,918$44,145$45,371$46,598$47,824
GS-6$41,005$42,372$43,739$45,106$46,473$47,840$49,207$50,574$51,941$53,308
GS-7$45,567$47,085$48,604$50,122$51,641$53,159$54,678$56,196$57,714$59,233
GS-8$50,464$52,146$53,829$55,511$57,193$58,875$60,557$62,239$63,921$65,604
GS-9$55,738$57,596$59,454$61,312$63,170$65,028$66,886$68,744$70,602$72,460
GS-10$61,381$63,427$65,473$67,519$69,565$71,611$73,658$75,704$77,750$79,796
GS-11$67,437$69,685$71,933$74,180$76,428$78,676$80,924$83,171$85,419$87,667
GS-12$80,830$83,524$86,219$88,914$91,609$94,304$96,999$99,694$102,388$105,083
GS-13$96,117$99,321$102,525$105,729$108,934$112,138$115,342$118,547$121,751$124,955
GS-14$113,581$117,366$121,152$124,938$128,724$132,509$136,295$140,081$143,867$147,652
GS-15$133,602$138,055$142,509$146,963$151,417$155,871$160,325$164,779$169,233$170,800*
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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 19.85% 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$23,422$24,207$24,986$25,761$26,540$26,995$27,764$28,541$28,572$29,301
GS-2$26,336$26,963$27,835$28,572$28,893$29,743$30,593$31,443$32,292$33,142
GS-3$28,735$29,693$30,650$31,608$32,566$33,523$34,481$35,438$36,396$37,354
GS-4$32,258$33,333$34,408$35,483$36,558$37,633$38,708$39,783$40,858$41,933
GS-5$36,090$37,294$38,497$39,700$40,904$42,107$43,310$44,513$45,717$46,920
GS-6$40,230$41,571$42,912$44,253$45,595$46,936$48,277$49,618$50,959$52,300
GS-7$44,705$46,195$47,685$49,174$50,664$52,154$53,644$55,133$56,623$58,113
GS-8$49,510$51,160$52,811$54,461$56,111$57,762$59,412$61,062$62,713$64,363
GS-9$54,684$56,507$58,330$60,153$61,976$63,799$65,621$67,444$69,267$71,090
GS-10$60,220$62,227$64,235$66,242$68,250$70,257$72,265$74,272$76,280$78,287
GS-11$66,162$68,367$70,572$72,778$74,983$77,188$79,393$81,599$83,804$86,009
GS-12$79,301$81,945$84,589$87,233$89,877$92,521$95,164$97,808$100,452$103,096
GS-13$94,299$97,443$100,587$103,730$106,874$110,018$113,161$116,305$119,449$122,592
GS-14$111,433$115,147$118,861$122,575$126,290$130,004$133,718$137,432$141,146$144,860
GS-15$131,075$135,445$139,815$144,184$148,554$152,924$157,294$161,663$166,033$170,403

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 16.26% 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$22,721$23,482$24,238$24,989$25,745$26,186$26,933$27,686$27,716$28,423
GS-2$25,547$26,155$27,001$27,716$28,028$28,852$29,677$30,501$31,325$32,149
GS-3$27,874$28,803$29,732$30,661$31,590$32,519$33,448$34,377$35,306$36,235
GS-4$31,291$32,334$33,377$34,420$35,463$36,506$37,548$38,591$39,634$40,677
GS-5$35,009$36,177$37,344$38,511$39,678$40,846$42,013$43,180$44,347$45,515
GS-6$39,025$40,326$41,627$42,928$44,229$45,530$46,831$48,132$49,433$50,734
GS-7$43,366$44,811$46,256$47,701$49,147$50,592$52,037$53,482$54,927$56,372
GS-8$48,027$49,628$51,229$52,830$54,431$56,032$57,632$59,233$60,834$62,435
GS-9$53,046$54,814$56,583$58,351$60,119$61,888$63,656$65,424$67,192$68,961
GS-10$58,416$60,363$62,311$64,258$66,205$68,153$70,100$72,047$73,995$75,942
GS-11$64,180$66,319$68,459$70,598$72,737$74,876$77,015$79,154$81,294$83,433
GS-12$76,926$79,490$82,055$84,620$87,185$89,749$92,314$94,879$97,443$100,008
GS-13$91,475$94,524$97,574$100,623$103,673$106,722$109,772$112,821$115,871$118,920
GS-14$108,095$111,698$115,301$118,904$122,507$126,110$129,712$133,315$136,918$140,521
GS-15$127,149$131,388$135,627$139,865$144,104$148,343$152,582$156,821$161,060$165,298

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 15.95% (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$22,660$23,420$24,173$24,922$25,676$26,117$26,861$27,612$27,642$28,347
GS-2$25,479$26,085$26,929$27,642$27,953$28,775$29,597$30,419$31,242$32,064
GS-3$27,800$28,727$29,653$30,579$31,506$32,432$33,359$34,285$35,212$36,138
GS-4$31,208$32,248$33,288$34,328$35,368$36,408$37,448$38,488$39,529$40,569
GS-5$34,916$36,080$37,244$38,408$39,573$40,737$41,901$43,065$44,229$45,393
GS-6$38,921$40,218$41,516$42,813$44,111$45,408$46,706$48,003$49,301$50,598
GS-7$43,251$44,692$46,133$47,574$49,016$50,457$51,898$53,339$54,781$56,222
GS-8$47,899$49,496$51,092$52,689$54,285$55,882$57,479$59,075$60,672$62,269
GS-9$52,905$54,668$56,432$58,195$59,959$61,723$63,486$65,250$67,013$68,777
GS-10$58,260$60,202$62,145$64,087$66,029$67,971$69,913$71,855$73,798$75,740
GS-11$64,009$66,143$68,276$70,409$72,543$74,676$76,810$78,943$81,077$83,210
GS-12$76,721$79,278$81,836$84,394$86,952$89,510$92,068$94,626$97,183$99,741
GS-13$91,231$94,272$97,313$100,355$103,396$106,437$109,479$112,520$115,562$118,603
GS-14$107,807$111,400$114,993$118,587$122,180$125,773$129,367$132,960$136,553$140,146
GS-15$126,810$131,037$135,265$139,492$143,720$147,948$152,175$156,403$160,630$164,858

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 $170,800, 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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