General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Texas 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.

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 33.32% 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$26,055$26,928$27,795$28,656$29,522$30,029$30,885$31,749$31,783$32,594
GS-2$29,296$29,993$30,964$31,783$32,141$33,086$34,031$34,977$35,922$36,867
GS-3$31,965$33,030$34,095$35,160$36,226$37,291$38,356$39,421$40,487$41,552
GS-4$35,883$37,079$38,275$39,471$40,667$41,862$43,058$44,254$45,450$46,646
GS-5$40,147$41,485$42,824$44,162$45,501$46,839$48,178$49,516$50,855$52,193
GS-6$44,752$46,243$47,735$49,227$50,719$52,211$53,703$55,194$56,686$58,178
GS-7$49,730$51,387$53,044$54,701$56,358$58,016$59,673$61,330$62,987$64,644
GS-8$55,074$56,910$58,746$60,582$62,418$64,254$66,089$67,925$69,761$71,597
GS-9$60,830$62,858$64,886$66,913$68,941$70,969$72,997$75,024$77,052$79,080
GS-10$66,988$69,221$71,454$73,687$75,920$78,154$80,387$82,620$84,853$87,086
GS-11$73,598$76,051$78,504$80,957$83,410$85,863$88,317$90,770$93,223$95,676
GS-12$88,214$91,155$94,096$97,037$99,978$102,919$105,860$108,801$111,742$114,683
GS-13$104,898$108,394$111,891$115,388$118,885$122,382$125,879$129,376$132,873$136,370
GS-14$123,957$128,089$132,220$136,352$140,483$144,615$148,746$152,878$157,010$161,141
GS-15$145,807$150,668$155,528$160,389$165,250$170,111$170,800*$170,800*$170,800*$170,800*

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 24.98% 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$24,425$25,243$26,056$26,863$27,676$28,150$28,953$29,763$29,795$30,555
GS-2$27,463$28,117$29,027$29,795$30,130$31,016$31,902$32,789$33,675$34,561
GS-3$29,965$30,964$31,962$32,961$33,960$34,958$35,957$36,955$37,954$38,953
GS-4$33,638$34,759$35,881$37,002$38,123$39,244$40,365$41,486$42,607$43,728
GS-5$37,635$38,890$40,145$41,400$42,654$43,909$45,164$46,419$47,674$48,928
GS-6$41,952$43,351$44,749$46,148$47,546$48,945$50,343$51,742$53,140$54,539
GS-7$46,619$48,172$49,726$51,279$52,833$54,386$55,940$57,493$59,047$60,600
GS-8$51,629$53,350$55,071$56,792$58,513$60,234$61,955$63,676$65,397$67,118
GS-9$57,025$58,926$60,827$62,727$64,628$66,529$68,430$70,331$72,232$74,133
GS-10$62,797$64,891$66,984$69,078$71,171$73,265$75,358$77,451$79,545$81,638
GS-11$68,994$71,294$73,593$75,893$78,192$80,492$82,792$85,091$87,391$89,691
GS-12$82,696$85,453$88,210$90,967$93,724$96,481$99,238$101,995$104,752$107,509
GS-13$98,336$101,614$104,892$108,170$111,448$114,727$118,005$121,283$124,561$127,840
GS-14$116,203$120,076$123,949$127,822$131,695$135,568$139,441$143,315$147,188$151,061
GS-15$136,686$141,242$145,799$150,356$154,913$159,469$164,026$168,583$170,800*$170,800*

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 18.88% 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$23,233$24,011$24,784$25,552$26,325$26,777$27,540$28,310$28,341$29,064
GS-2$26,123$26,744$27,610$28,341$28,660$29,502$30,345$31,188$32,031$32,874
GS-3$28,503$29,453$30,402$31,352$32,302$33,252$34,202$35,152$36,101$37,051
GS-4$31,997$33,063$34,129$35,196$36,262$37,328$38,395$39,461$40,527$41,594
GS-5$35,798$36,992$38,185$39,379$40,573$41,766$42,960$44,153$45,347$46,540
GS-6$39,904$41,235$42,565$43,895$45,226$46,556$47,886$49,216$50,547$51,877
GS-7$44,343$45,821$47,299$48,776$50,254$51,732$53,209$54,687$56,165$57,643
GS-8$49,109$50,746$52,383$54,020$55,657$57,294$58,931$60,568$62,205$63,842
GS-9$54,241$56,050$57,858$59,666$61,474$63,282$65,090$66,899$68,707$70,515
GS-10$59,732$61,724$63,715$65,706$67,697$69,689$71,680$73,671$75,662$77,654
GS-11$65,627$67,814$70,001$72,189$74,376$76,563$78,751$80,938$83,126$85,313
GS-12$78,659$81,282$83,904$86,527$89,149$91,772$94,394$97,017$99,639$102,262
GS-13$93,536$96,654$99,772$102,891$106,009$109,127$112,245$115,364$118,482$121,600
GS-14$110,531$114,215$117,899$121,583$125,267$128,952$132,636$136,320$140,004$143,688
GS-15$130,014$134,349$138,683$143,017$147,352$151,686$156,020$160,355$164,689$169,024

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 18.17% 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$23,094$23,868$24,636$25,399$26,168$26,617$27,375$28,141$28,172$28,890
GS-2$25,967$26,585$27,445$28,172$28,488$29,326$30,164$31,002$31,840$32,678
GS-3$28,332$29,277$30,221$31,165$32,109$33,053$33,998$34,942$35,886$36,830
GS-4$31,805$32,865$33,925$34,985$36,045$37,105$38,165$39,225$40,285$41,345
GS-5$35,585$36,771$37,957$39,144$40,330$41,517$42,703$43,890$45,076$46,262
GS-6$39,666$40,988$42,311$43,633$44,955$46,278$47,600$48,922$50,245$51,567
GS-7$44,079$45,547$47,016$48,485$49,954$51,423$52,892$54,361$55,829$57,298
GS-8$48,816$50,443$52,070$53,698$55,325$56,952$58,579$60,206$61,834$63,461
GS-9$53,917$55,715$57,512$59,310$61,107$62,904$64,702$66,499$68,296$70,094
GS-10$59,376$61,355$63,334$65,314$67,293$69,272$71,252$73,231$75,210$77,190
GS-11$65,235$67,409$69,583$71,758$73,932$76,106$78,281$80,455$82,629$84,804
GS-12$78,190$80,796$83,403$86,010$88,617$91,224$93,831$96,437$99,044$101,651
GS-13$92,977$96,077$99,177$102,276$105,376$108,475$111,575$114,675$117,774$120,874
GS-14$109,871$113,533$117,195$120,857$124,519$128,181$131,843$135,506$139,168$142,830
GS-15$129,238$133,546$137,855$142,163$146,472$150,780$155,089$159,397$163,706$168,014

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 16.77% 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$22,820$23,585$24,344$25,099$25,858$26,301$27,051$27,808$27,838$28,548
GS-2$25,659$26,270$27,120$27,838$28,151$28,979$29,807$30,635$31,463$32,290
GS-3$27,997$28,930$29,863$30,796$31,729$32,662$33,595$34,528$35,461$36,394
GS-4$31,429$32,476$33,523$34,571$35,618$36,666$37,713$38,761$39,808$40,855
GS-5$35,163$36,335$37,508$38,680$39,852$41,025$42,197$43,370$44,542$45,714
GS-6$39,196$40,503$41,809$43,116$44,423$45,729$47,036$48,343$49,649$50,956
GS-7$43,556$45,008$46,459$47,911$49,362$50,814$52,265$53,717$55,168$56,619
GS-8$48,238$49,846$51,454$53,061$54,669$56,277$57,885$59,493$61,101$62,709
GS-9$53,279$55,055$56,831$58,607$60,383$62,159$63,935$65,711$67,487$69,263
GS-10$58,672$60,628$62,584$64,540$66,496$68,452$70,408$72,364$74,319$76,275
GS-11$64,462$66,610$68,759$70,907$73,056$75,205$77,353$79,502$81,650$83,799
GS-12$77,263$79,839$82,415$84,991$87,567$90,143$92,719$95,295$97,871$100,447
GS-13$91,876$94,939$98,002$101,064$104,127$107,190$110,253$113,316$116,379$119,442
GS-14$108,569$112,188$115,807$119,425$123,044$126,663$130,281$133,900$137,519$141,138
GS-15$127,707$131,964$136,222$140,479$144,736$148,994$153,251$157,509$161,766$166,024

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 16.56% 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$22,779$23,543$24,300$25,053$25,811$26,254$27,002$27,758$27,788$28,497
GS-2$25,613$26,223$27,071$27,788$28,100$28,927$29,753$30,580$31,406$32,232
GS-3$27,946$28,878$29,809$30,740$31,672$32,603$33,534$34,466$35,397$36,328
GS-4$31,372$32,418$33,463$34,509$35,554$36,600$37,645$38,691$39,736$40,782
GS-5$35,100$36,270$37,440$38,611$39,781$40,951$42,121$43,292$44,462$45,632
GS-6$39,126$40,430$41,734$43,039$44,343$45,647$46,952$48,256$49,560$50,864
GS-7$43,478$44,927$46,376$47,825$49,273$50,722$52,171$53,620$55,069$56,518
GS-8$48,151$49,756$51,361$52,966$54,571$56,176$57,781$59,386$60,991$62,596
GS-9$53,183$54,956$56,729$58,501$60,274$62,047$63,820$65,593$67,366$69,139
GS-10$58,567$60,519$62,471$64,424$66,376$68,329$70,281$72,233$74,186$76,138
GS-11$64,346$66,490$68,635$70,780$72,925$75,069$77,214$79,359$81,503$83,648
GS-12$77,124$79,696$82,267$84,838$87,410$89,981$92,552$95,123$97,695$100,266
GS-13$91,711$94,768$97,825$100,883$103,940$106,997$110,055$113,112$116,170$119,227
GS-14$108,374$111,986$115,598$119,211$122,823$126,435$130,047$133,659$137,272$140,884
GS-15$127,477$131,727$135,977$140,226$144,476$148,726$152,976$157,225$161,475$165,725

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 15.95% (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 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 $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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