General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Iowa 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.

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 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$22,873$23,640$24,400$25,157$25,917$26,362$27,113$27,872$27,902$28,614
GS-2$25,718$26,330$27,183$27,902$28,216$29,046$29,876$30,705$31,535$32,365
GS-3$28,062$28,997$29,932$30,867$31,802$32,737$33,672$34,608$35,543$36,478
GS-4$31,501$32,551$33,601$34,651$35,701$36,751$37,800$38,850$39,900$40,950
GS-5$35,244$36,419$37,594$38,770$39,945$41,120$42,295$43,470$44,645$45,820
GS-6$39,287$40,596$41,906$43,216$44,526$45,835$47,145$48,455$49,764$51,074
GS-7$43,657$45,112$46,567$48,022$49,476$50,931$52,386$53,841$55,296$56,750
GS-8$48,349$49,961$51,573$53,184$54,796$56,407$58,019$59,631$61,242$62,854
GS-9$53,402$55,182$56,962$58,742$60,523$62,303$64,083$65,863$67,643$69,423
GS-10$58,808$60,768$62,729$64,689$66,650$68,610$70,570$72,531$74,491$76,452
GS-11$64,611$66,764$68,918$71,071$73,225$75,378$77,532$79,686$81,839$83,993
GS-12$77,442$80,024$82,606$85,188$87,769$90,351$92,933$95,515$98,097$100,679
GS-13$92,088$95,158$98,228$101,298$104,368$107,438$110,508$113,578$116,648$119,718
GS-14$108,820$112,447$116,074$119,701$123,329$126,956$130,583$134,210$137,837$141,464
GS-15$128,002$132,269$136,537$140,804$145,071$149,338$153,606$157,873$162,140$166,407

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 16.33% 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$22,734$23,496$24,252$25,004$25,760$26,202$26,949$27,703$27,733$28,440
GS-2$25,562$26,171$27,018$27,733$28,045$28,870$29,694$30,519$31,344$32,169
GS-3$27,891$28,821$29,750$30,680$31,609$32,539$33,468$34,398$35,327$36,257
GS-4$31,310$32,354$33,397$34,441$35,484$36,528$37,571$38,615$39,658$40,702
GS-5$35,030$36,198$37,366$38,534$39,702$40,870$42,038$43,206$44,374$45,542
GS-6$39,048$40,350$41,652$42,954$44,255$45,557$46,859$48,161$49,462$50,764
GS-7$43,392$44,838$46,284$47,730$49,176$50,622$52,068$53,514$54,960$56,406
GS-8$48,056$49,658$51,260$52,862$54,463$56,065$57,667$59,269$60,871$62,473
GS-9$53,078$54,847$56,617$58,386$60,155$61,925$63,694$65,464$67,233$69,002
GS-10$58,451$60,400$62,348$64,297$66,245$68,194$70,142$72,091$74,039$75,988
GS-11$64,219$66,359$68,500$70,640$72,781$74,921$77,062$79,202$81,343$83,483
GS-12$76,972$79,538$82,105$84,671$87,237$89,803$92,370$94,936$97,502$100,068
GS-13$91,530$94,581$97,632$100,684$103,735$106,786$109,838$112,889$115,940$118,992
GS-14$108,160$111,765$115,370$118,975$122,580$126,185$129,791$133,396$137,001$140,606
GS-15$127,225$131,467$135,708$139,950$144,191$148,432$152,674$156,915$161,157$165,398
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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 15.95% (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 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 $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/iowa