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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Alabama for 2022

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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 22.63% 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$24,737$25,567$26,389$27,208$28,030$28,510$29,325$30,144$30,177$30,944
GS-2$27,815$28,477$29,398$30,177$30,518$31,415$32,313$33,211$34,108$35,006
GS-3$30,350$31,361$32,373$33,385$34,396$35,408$36,420$37,432$38,443$39,455
GS-4$34,069$35,205$36,340$37,476$38,611$39,747$40,882$42,018$43,153$44,289
GS-5$38,117$39,388$40,658$41,928$43,199$44,469$45,740$47,010$48,281$49,551
GS-6$42,490$43,906$45,323$46,739$48,156$49,572$50,988$52,405$53,821$55,237
GS-7$47,216$48,790$50,363$51,936$53,510$55,083$56,656$58,230$59,803$61,376
GS-8$52,291$54,033$55,776$57,518$59,261$61,004$62,746$64,489$66,231$67,974
GS-9$57,755$59,680$61,606$63,531$65,456$67,382$69,307$71,232$73,157$75,083
GS-10$63,601$65,721$67,841$69,962$72,082$74,202$76,322$78,443$80,563$82,683
GS-11$69,878$72,207$74,536$76,864$79,193$81,522$83,851$86,179$88,508$90,837
GS-12$83,755$86,547$89,340$92,132$94,924$97,716$100,509$103,301$106,093$108,886
GS-13$99,595$102,915$106,234$109,554$112,874$116,193$119,513$122,832$126,152$129,472
GS-14$117,692$121,615$125,538$129,460$133,383$137,306$141,229$145,152$149,075$152,998
GS-15$138,437$143,052$147,666$152,281$156,895$161,510$166,124$170,739$175,354$176,300*
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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 20.45% 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$24,297$25,113$25,920$26,724$27,531$28,003$28,803$29,608$29,640$30,394
GS-2$27,320$27,971$28,875$29,640$29,975$30,857$31,739$32,620$33,502$34,384
GS-3$29,810$30,804$31,798$32,791$33,785$34,779$35,772$36,766$37,760$38,754
GS-4$33,463$34,579$35,694$36,810$37,925$39,040$40,156$41,271$42,386$43,502
GS-5$37,439$38,687$39,935$41,183$42,431$43,679$44,927$46,175$47,422$48,670
GS-6$41,735$43,126$44,517$45,908$47,300$48,691$50,082$51,473$52,864$54,255
GS-7$46,377$47,922$49,468$51,013$52,558$54,104$55,649$57,194$58,740$60,285
GS-8$51,361$53,073$54,784$56,496$58,207$59,919$61,631$63,342$65,054$66,765
GS-9$56,728$58,619$60,510$62,402$64,293$66,184$68,075$69,966$71,857$73,748
GS-10$62,470$64,553$66,635$68,718$70,801$72,883$74,966$77,048$79,131$81,213
GS-11$68,636$70,923$73,211$75,498$77,785$80,073$82,360$84,647$86,935$89,222
GS-12$82,266$85,009$87,751$90,494$93,237$95,979$98,722$101,465$104,207$106,950
GS-13$97,825$101,085$104,346$107,606$110,867$114,128$117,388$120,649$123,909$127,170
GS-14$115,599$119,453$123,306$127,159$131,012$134,865$138,719$142,572$146,425$150,278
GS-15$135,976$140,509$145,041$149,574$154,106$158,639$163,171$167,704$172,236$176,300*

The Huntsville locality pay rate also applies to Huntsville, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Huntsville GS locality include Redstone Arsenal, and other facilities 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 16.81% 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$23,563$24,354$25,136$25,917$26,699$27,157$27,933$28,713$28,745$29,476
GS-2$26,495$27,126$28,003$28,745$29,069$29,924$30,779$31,634$32,490$33,345
GS-3$28,909$29,873$30,837$31,800$32,764$33,728$34,691$35,655$36,619$37,582
GS-4$32,452$33,534$34,615$35,697$36,779$37,860$38,942$40,024$41,105$42,187
GS-5$36,308$37,518$38,728$39,939$41,149$42,359$43,569$44,779$45,989$47,199
GS-6$40,473$41,823$43,172$44,521$45,870$47,219$48,568$49,918$51,267$52,616
GS-7$44,975$46,474$47,973$49,471$50,970$52,469$53,967$55,466$56,965$58,463
GS-8$49,809$51,469$53,129$54,789$56,448$58,108$59,768$61,428$63,088$64,748
GS-9$55,014$56,848$58,682$60,516$62,350$64,184$66,018$67,851$69,685$71,519
GS-10$60,582$62,602$64,622$66,641$68,661$70,681$72,700$74,720$76,739$78,759
GS-11$66,562$68,780$70,998$73,217$75,435$77,653$79,871$82,089$84,308$86,526
GS-12$79,780$82,440$85,100$87,759$90,419$93,079$95,739$98,398$101,058$103,718
GS-13$94,868$98,030$101,193$104,355$107,517$110,679$113,841$117,003$120,165$123,327
GS-14$112,106$115,843$119,580$123,316$127,053$130,790$134,527$138,263$142,000$145,737
GS-15$131,867$136,262$140,658$145,053$149,449$153,845$158,240$162,636$167,031$171,427

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 16.2% (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$23,440$24,227$25,005$25,781$26,560$27,015$27,787$28,563$28,594$29,322
GS-2$26,356$26,984$27,857$28,594$28,918$29,768$30,619$31,469$32,320$33,170
GS-3$28,758$29,717$30,676$31,634$32,593$33,552$34,510$35,469$36,428$37,386
GS-4$32,283$33,359$34,435$35,511$36,587$37,663$38,739$39,815$40,891$41,967
GS-5$36,118$37,322$38,526$39,730$40,934$42,138$43,341$44,545$45,749$46,953
GS-6$40,262$41,604$42,946$44,288$45,631$46,973$48,315$49,657$50,999$52,341
GS-7$44,740$46,231$47,722$49,213$50,704$52,195$53,686$55,176$56,667$58,158
GS-8$49,549$51,200$52,851$54,502$56,154$57,805$59,456$61,107$62,758$64,410
GS-9$54,727$56,551$58,375$60,200$62,024$63,848$65,673$67,497$69,321$71,146
GS-10$60,266$62,275$64,284$66,293$68,302$70,311$72,321$74,330$76,339$78,348
GS-11$66,214$68,421$70,628$72,834$75,041$77,247$79,454$81,661$83,867$86,074
GS-12$79,363$82,009$84,655$87,301$89,947$92,593$95,239$97,885$100,530$103,176
GS-13$94,373$97,519$100,664$103,810$106,955$110,101$113,246$116,392$119,537$122,683
GS-14$111,521$115,238$118,955$122,672$126,390$130,107$133,824$137,541$141,259$144,976
GS-15$131,178$135,551$139,923$144,296$148,669$153,041$157,414$161,786$166,159$170,532

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 $176,300, 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/2022/alabama