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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Texas for 2021

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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$26,315$27,197$28,072$28,942$29,817$30,329$31,194$32,066$32,101$32,917
GS-2$29,589$30,293$31,273$32,101$32,462$33,417$34,371$35,326$36,280$37,235
GS-3$32,285$33,361$34,437$35,512$36,588$37,664$38,740$39,816$40,892$41,968
GS-4$36,242$37,450$38,657$39,865$41,073$42,281$43,489$44,697$45,905$47,113
GS-5$40,548$41,900$43,252$44,604$45,955$47,307$48,659$50,011$51,363$52,715
GS-6$45,199$46,706$48,213$49,719$51,226$52,732$54,239$55,745$57,252$58,758
GS-7$50,227$51,901$53,576$55,250$56,925$58,599$60,274$61,948$63,623$65,297
GS-8$55,625$57,480$59,334$61,189$63,043$64,898$66,752$68,606$70,461$72,315
GS-9$61,438$63,486$65,533$67,581$69,629$71,677$73,725$75,772$77,820$79,868
GS-10$67,657$69,913$72,169$74,425$76,680$78,936$81,192$83,448$85,703$87,959
GS-11$74,334$76,812$79,291$81,769$84,248$86,726$89,204$91,683$94,161$96,640
GS-12$89,096$92,067$95,037$98,008$100,978$103,948$106,919$109,889$112,859$115,830
GS-13$105,947$109,478$113,010$116,542$120,073$123,605$127,137$130,668$134,200$137,732
GS-14$125,197$129,370$133,543$137,716$141,888$146,061$150,234$154,407$158,580$162,753
GS-15$147,265$152,174$157,083$161,992$166,901$171,809$172,500*$172,500*$172,500*$172,500*

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 24.98% 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$24,669$25,496$26,316$27,132$27,952$28,432$29,243$30,060$30,093$30,858
GS-2$27,738$28,398$29,317$30,093$30,431$31,326$32,221$33,116$34,011$34,906
GS-3$30,265$31,274$32,282$33,291$34,300$35,308$36,317$37,325$38,334$39,342
GS-4$33,975$35,107$36,239$37,372$38,504$39,636$40,768$41,901$43,033$44,165
GS-5$38,011$39,279$40,546$41,813$43,081$44,348$45,615$46,882$48,150$49,417
GS-6$42,372$43,784$45,197$46,609$48,021$49,433$50,846$52,258$53,670$55,082
GS-7$47,085$48,655$50,224$51,794$53,364$54,934$56,503$58,073$59,643$61,213
GS-8$52,145$53,884$55,622$57,361$59,099$60,838$62,576$64,315$66,053$67,792
GS-9$57,595$59,514$61,434$63,354$65,273$67,193$69,113$71,032$72,952$74,872
GS-10$63,425$65,540$67,654$69,769$71,883$73,998$76,113$78,227$80,342$82,457
GS-11$69,684$72,007$74,331$76,654$78,977$81,301$83,624$85,947$88,271$90,594
GS-12$83,523$86,307$89,092$91,877$94,661$97,446$100,230$103,015$105,799$108,584
GS-13$99,319$102,630$105,941$109,251$112,562$115,873$119,183$122,494$125,805$129,116
GS-14$117,365$121,277$125,189$129,101$133,012$136,924$140,836$144,748$148,660$152,572
GS-15$138,053$142,655$147,256$151,858$156,460$161,062$165,663$170,265$172,500*$172,500*

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 Army-Air Force Exchange Service HQ, Carswell Field, 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$23,465$24,252$25,031$25,808$26,588$27,044$27,816$28,593$28,624$29,351
GS-2$26,384$27,012$27,886$28,624$28,946$29,797$30,648$31,500$32,351$33,202
GS-3$28,788$29,747$30,707$31,666$32,625$33,585$34,544$35,504$36,463$37,422
GS-4$32,316$33,393$34,470$35,547$36,625$37,702$38,779$39,856$40,933$42,010
GS-5$36,156$37,362$38,567$39,772$40,978$42,183$43,389$44,594$45,800$47,005
GS-6$40,304$41,647$42,991$44,334$45,677$47,021$48,364$49,707$51,051$52,394
GS-7$44,787$46,280$47,773$49,266$50,759$52,253$53,746$55,239$56,732$58,225
GS-8$49,600$51,254$52,908$54,561$56,215$57,868$59,522$61,176$62,829$64,483
GS-9$54,783$56,609$58,435$60,261$62,087$63,913$65,739$67,565$69,391$71,217
GS-10$60,329$62,341$64,352$66,364$68,375$70,386$72,398$74,409$76,421$78,432
GS-11$66,283$68,493$70,703$72,913$75,123$77,333$79,543$81,753$83,963$86,173
GS-12$79,446$82,095$84,744$87,392$90,041$92,690$95,338$97,987$100,635$103,284
GS-13$94,472$97,621$100,770$103,919$107,068$110,217$113,366$116,515$119,665$122,814
GS-14$111,637$115,358$119,079$122,799$126,520$130,241$133,962$137,683$141,404$145,125
GS-15$131,315$135,692$140,069$144,446$148,823$153,201$157,578$161,955$166,332$170,709

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$23,324$24,107$24,882$25,654$26,429$26,882$27,649$28,422$28,453$29,176
GS-2$26,227$26,851$27,719$28,453$28,773$29,619$30,465$31,312$32,158$33,004
GS-3$28,616$29,570$30,523$31,477$32,431$33,384$34,338$35,291$36,245$37,199
GS-4$32,123$33,194$34,265$35,335$36,406$37,476$38,547$39,618$40,688$41,759
GS-5$35,940$37,138$38,337$39,535$40,733$41,931$43,130$44,328$45,526$46,724
GS-6$40,063$41,398$42,734$44,069$45,404$46,740$48,075$49,410$50,746$52,081
GS-7$44,519$46,004$47,488$48,972$50,456$51,940$53,425$54,909$56,393$57,877
GS-8$49,304$50,948$52,592$54,235$55,879$57,523$59,167$60,810$62,454$64,098
GS-9$54,456$56,271$58,086$59,902$61,717$63,532$65,347$67,162$68,977$70,792
GS-10$59,969$61,968$63,968$65,967$67,967$69,966$71,966$73,965$75,964$77,964
GS-11$65,887$68,084$70,280$72,477$74,674$76,871$79,068$81,264$83,461$85,658
GS-12$78,972$81,605$84,237$86,870$89,503$92,136$94,769$97,402$100,034$102,667
GS-13$93,907$97,038$100,168$103,298$106,429$109,559$112,689$115,820$118,950$122,080
GS-14$110,970$114,669$118,367$122,066$125,765$129,464$133,162$136,861$140,560$144,258
GS-15$130,531$134,882$139,233$143,584$147,935$152,286$156,637$160,988$165,339$169,690

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$23,048$23,821$24,587$25,350$26,116$26,564$27,322$28,086$28,116$28,831
GS-2$25,916$26,532$27,391$28,116$28,432$29,268$30,104$30,941$31,777$32,613
GS-3$28,277$29,219$30,162$31,104$32,046$32,989$33,931$34,873$35,816$36,758
GS-4$31,743$32,801$33,859$34,917$35,975$37,032$38,090$39,148$40,206$41,264
GS-5$35,514$36,698$37,883$39,067$40,251$41,435$42,619$43,803$44,987$46,171
GS-6$39,589$40,908$42,228$43,547$44,867$46,186$47,506$48,825$50,145$51,464
GS-7$43,992$45,459$46,925$48,392$49,858$51,325$52,792$54,258$55,725$57,192
GS-8$48,720$50,344$51,968$53,593$55,217$56,841$58,466$60,090$61,714$63,338
GS-9$53,811$55,605$57,398$59,192$60,985$62,779$64,573$66,366$68,160$69,953
GS-10$59,258$61,234$63,210$65,186$67,161$69,137$71,113$73,089$75,064$77,040
GS-11$65,106$67,277$69,448$71,619$73,789$75,960$78,131$80,302$82,472$84,643
GS-12$78,036$80,638$83,239$85,841$88,443$91,044$93,646$96,248$98,849$101,451
GS-13$92,795$95,888$98,981$102,074$105,168$108,261$111,354$114,447$117,541$120,634
GS-14$109,655$113,310$116,965$120,620$124,275$127,930$131,585$135,240$138,894$142,549
GS-15$128,984$133,284$137,583$141,883$146,182$150,481$154,781$159,080$163,380$167,679

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$23,007$23,778$24,543$25,304$26,069$26,516$27,273$28,035$28,065$28,779
GS-2$25,869$26,485$27,341$28,065$28,381$29,216$30,050$30,885$31,719$32,554
GS-3$28,226$29,167$30,107$31,048$31,989$32,929$33,870$34,811$35,751$36,692
GS-4$31,686$32,742$33,798$34,854$35,910$36,966$38,022$39,078$40,134$41,190
GS-5$35,451$36,632$37,814$38,996$40,178$41,360$42,542$43,724$44,906$46,088
GS-6$39,517$40,834$42,152$43,469$44,786$46,103$47,420$48,737$50,054$51,371
GS-7$43,913$45,377$46,841$48,305$49,769$51,233$52,697$54,161$55,625$57,089
GS-8$48,632$50,254$51,875$53,496$55,118$56,739$58,360$59,982$61,603$63,224
GS-9$53,714$55,505$57,295$59,085$60,876$62,666$64,457$66,247$68,037$69,828
GS-10$59,152$61,124$63,096$65,068$67,041$69,013$70,985$72,957$74,929$76,902
GS-11$64,989$67,156$69,323$71,490$73,657$75,823$77,990$80,157$82,324$84,491
GS-12$77,896$80,493$83,090$85,687$88,284$90,881$93,478$96,075$98,672$101,268
GS-13$92,628$95,716$98,803$101,891$104,979$108,066$111,154$114,242$117,329$120,417
GS-14$109,458$113,106$116,755$120,403$124,051$127,700$131,348$134,996$138,645$142,293
GS-15$128,752$133,044$137,336$141,627$145,919$150,211$154,503$158,794$163,086$167,378

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$22,886$23,654$24,414$25,172$25,932$26,377$27,130$27,888$27,918$28,628
GS-2$25,734$26,346$27,198$27,918$28,233$29,063$29,893$30,723$31,553$32,384
GS-3$28,078$29,014$29,950$30,886$31,821$32,757$33,693$34,628$35,564$36,500
GS-4$31,520$32,570$33,621$34,671$35,722$36,772$37,823$38,873$39,924$40,974
GS-5$35,265$36,441$37,616$38,792$39,968$41,144$42,319$43,495$44,671$45,847
GS-6$39,311$40,621$41,931$43,241$44,551$45,862$47,172$48,482$49,792$51,103
GS-7$43,683$45,139$46,596$48,052$49,508$50,965$52,421$53,877$55,334$56,790
GS-8$48,378$49,991$51,604$53,216$54,829$56,442$58,055$59,668$61,281$62,894
GS-9$53,433$55,214$56,995$58,776$60,557$62,338$64,119$65,900$67,681$69,462
GS-10$58,842$60,804$62,766$64,728$66,690$68,652$70,614$72,575$74,537$76,499
GS-11$64,649$66,805$68,960$71,116$73,271$75,427$77,582$79,738$81,893$84,049
GS-12$77,488$80,072$82,655$85,238$87,822$90,405$92,988$95,572$98,155$100,739
GS-13$92,143$95,215$98,286$101,358$104,429$107,501$110,572$113,644$116,715$119,787
GS-14$108,885$112,514$116,144$119,773$123,402$127,031$130,661$134,290$137,919$141,548
GS-15$128,078$132,348$136,617$140,886$145,155$149,425$153,694$157,963$162,233$166,502

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 $172,500, 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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