General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Arizona 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.

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 20.12% 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$23,475$24,262$25,043$25,819$26,599$27,056$27,827$28,605$28,637$29,367
GS-2$26,395$27,023$27,898$28,637$28,959$29,810$30,662$31,513$32,365$33,217
GS-3$28,800$29,760$30,719$31,679$32,639$33,599$34,559$35,518$36,478$37,438
GS-4$32,330$33,408$34,485$35,563$36,640$37,718$38,795$39,873$40,950$42,028
GS-5$36,172$37,378$38,584$39,790$40,996$42,202$43,408$44,614$45,820$47,026
GS-6$40,321$41,665$43,009$44,353$45,697$47,041$48,386$49,730$51,074$52,418
GS-7$44,806$46,299$47,792$49,285$50,778$52,271$53,765$55,258$56,751$58,244
GS-8$49,622$51,276$52,930$54,584$56,238$57,892$59,546$61,200$62,854$64,508
GS-9$54,807$56,634$58,461$60,288$62,115$63,942$65,769$67,596$69,423$71,250
GS-10$60,355$62,368$64,380$66,392$68,404$70,416$72,428$74,440$76,452$78,464
GS-11$66,311$68,521$70,731$72,942$75,152$77,362$79,572$81,783$83,993$86,203
GS-12$79,480$82,130$84,779$87,429$90,079$92,729$95,379$98,029$100,679$103,328
GS-13$94,512$97,662$100,813$103,964$107,115$110,265$113,416$116,567$119,718$122,868
GS-14$111,684$115,406$119,129$122,852$126,574$130,297$134,019$137,742$141,464$145,187
GS-15$131,370$135,750$140,130$144,509$148,889$153,268$157,648$162,027$166,407$170,787

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 17.68% 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$22,998$23,769$24,534$25,294$26,059$26,506$27,262$28,024$28,055$28,770
GS-2$25,859$26,474$27,331$28,055$28,370$29,205$30,039$30,873$31,708$32,542
GS-3$28,215$29,155$30,095$31,036$31,976$32,916$33,857$34,797$35,737$36,677
GS-4$31,674$32,729$33,785$34,840$35,896$36,952$38,007$39,063$40,118$41,174
GS-5$35,437$36,618$37,800$38,982$40,163$41,345$42,526$43,708$44,889$46,071
GS-6$39,502$40,818$42,135$43,452$44,769$46,086$47,403$48,720$50,036$51,353
GS-7$43,896$45,359$46,821$48,284$49,747$51,210$52,672$54,135$55,598$57,061
GS-8$48,614$50,234$51,855$53,475$55,095$56,716$58,336$59,957$61,577$63,198
GS-9$53,694$55,484$57,274$59,064$60,854$62,643$64,433$66,223$68,013$69,803
GS-10$59,129$61,101$63,072$65,043$67,014$68,985$70,956$72,927$74,899$76,870
GS-11$64,964$67,129$69,295$71,460$73,625$75,791$77,956$80,121$82,287$84,452
GS-12$77,865$80,461$83,057$85,653$88,249$90,845$93,441$96,037$98,633$101,230
GS-13$92,592$95,679$98,765$101,852$104,939$108,026$111,112$114,199$117,286$120,373
GS-14$109,415$113,062$116,709$120,356$124,003$127,650$131,297$134,944$138,591$142,237
GS-15$128,702$132,993$137,283$141,574$145,864$150,155$154,446$158,736$163,027$167,317
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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 17.19% 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$22,902$23,670$24,432$25,189$25,951$26,396$27,148$27,908$27,938$28,651
GS-2$25,751$26,364$27,217$27,938$28,252$29,083$29,914$30,745$31,576$32,407
GS-3$28,097$29,034$29,970$30,907$31,843$32,779$33,716$34,652$35,588$36,525
GS-4$31,542$32,593$33,644$34,695$35,746$36,798$37,849$38,900$39,951$41,002
GS-5$35,289$36,466$37,643$38,819$39,996$41,172$42,349$43,526$44,702$45,879
GS-6$39,337$40,649$41,960$43,271$44,583$45,894$47,205$48,517$49,828$51,139
GS-7$43,713$45,170$46,626$48,083$49,540$50,996$52,453$53,910$55,366$56,823
GS-8$48,411$50,025$51,639$53,252$54,866$56,480$58,093$59,707$61,321$62,935
GS-9$53,470$55,253$57,035$58,818$60,600$62,383$64,165$65,948$67,730$69,512
GS-10$58,883$60,846$62,809$64,772$66,735$68,698$70,661$72,624$74,587$76,550
GS-11$64,694$66,850$69,006$71,162$73,319$75,475$77,631$79,788$81,944$84,100
GS-12$77,541$80,126$82,712$85,297$87,882$90,467$93,052$95,638$98,223$100,808
GS-13$92,206$95,280$98,354$101,428$104,502$107,576$110,650$113,724$116,797$119,871
GS-14$108,960$112,591$116,223$119,855$123,487$127,118$130,750$134,382$138,013$141,645
GS-15$128,166$132,439$136,712$140,984$145,257$149,530$153,802$158,075$162,348$166,621

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 15.95% (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 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 $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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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2020/arizona