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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Iowa 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.

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 17.58% 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$23,718$24,514$25,302$26,087$26,875$27,336$28,117$28,902$28,934$29,670
GS-2$26,669$27,304$28,187$28,934$29,261$30,122$30,982$31,843$32,704$33,564
GS-3$29,100$30,070$31,040$32,010$32,980$33,950$34,920$35,890$36,860$37,830
GS-4$32,666$33,755$34,844$35,932$37,021$38,110$39,199$40,288$41,376$42,465
GS-5$36,547$37,766$38,984$40,202$41,420$42,638$43,856$45,074$46,292$47,511
GS-6$40,740$42,098$43,456$44,814$46,172$47,531$48,889$50,247$51,605$52,963
GS-7$45,272$46,780$48,289$49,797$51,306$52,815$54,323$55,832$57,340$58,849
GS-8$50,137$51,808$53,479$55,150$56,821$58,491$60,162$61,833$63,504$65,175
GS-9$55,377$57,223$59,069$60,915$62,761$64,607$66,453$68,299$70,145$71,991
GS-10$60,982$63,015$65,048$67,081$69,114$71,146$73,179$75,212$77,245$79,278
GS-11$67,001$69,233$71,466$73,699$75,932$78,165$80,398$82,631$84,863$87,096
GS-12$80,306$82,983$85,661$88,338$91,015$93,692$96,370$99,047$101,724$104,402
GS-13$95,494$98,677$101,860$105,042$108,225$111,408$114,591$117,774$120,957$124,140
GS-14$112,845$116,606$120,368$124,129$127,891$131,652$135,413$139,175$142,936$146,698
GS-15$132,736$137,161$141,585$146,010$150,434$154,859$159,283$163,708$168,132$172,557

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 16.93% 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$23,587$24,379$25,162$25,943$26,727$27,185$27,961$28,743$28,774$29,506
GS-2$26,522$27,153$28,032$28,774$29,099$29,955$30,811$31,667$32,523$33,379
GS-3$28,939$29,904$30,868$31,833$32,798$33,762$34,727$35,692$36,656$37,621
GS-4$32,485$33,568$34,651$35,734$36,817$37,899$38,982$40,065$41,148$42,230
GS-5$36,345$37,557$38,768$39,980$41,191$42,402$43,614$44,825$46,037$47,248
GS-6$40,515$41,866$43,216$44,567$45,917$47,268$48,618$49,969$51,319$52,670
GS-7$45,022$46,522$48,022$49,522$51,022$52,523$54,023$55,523$57,023$58,523
GS-8$49,860$51,522$53,183$54,845$56,506$58,168$59,830$61,491$63,153$64,814
GS-9$55,071$56,906$58,742$60,578$62,414$64,250$66,085$67,921$69,757$71,593
GS-10$60,645$62,666$64,688$66,710$68,731$70,753$72,775$74,797$76,818$78,840
GS-11$66,630$68,851$71,071$73,292$75,512$77,733$79,953$82,174$84,394$86,615
GS-12$79,862$82,525$85,187$87,850$90,512$93,175$95,837$98,499$101,162$103,824
GS-13$94,966$98,131$101,296$104,462$107,627$110,792$113,958$117,123$120,288$123,454
GS-14$112,221$115,962$119,702$123,443$127,184$130,924$134,665$138,405$142,146$145,887
GS-15$132,002$136,402$140,802$145,203$149,603$154,003$158,403$162,803$167,203$171,603
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DES MOINES-AMES-WEST DES MOINES, IA

The DES MOINES-AMES-WEST DES MOINES, IA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Des Moines and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.52% 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$23,504$24,293$25,074$25,852$26,633$27,090$27,863$28,642$28,673$29,403
GS-2$26,429$27,058$27,933$28,673$28,997$29,850$30,703$31,556$32,409$33,262
GS-3$28,838$29,799$30,760$31,721$32,683$33,644$34,605$35,567$36,528$37,489
GS-4$32,372$33,451$34,530$35,609$36,687$37,766$38,845$39,924$41,003$42,082
GS-5$36,218$37,425$38,632$39,839$41,047$42,254$43,461$44,668$45,875$47,082
GS-6$40,373$41,719$43,065$44,410$45,756$47,102$48,448$49,794$51,139$52,485
GS-7$44,864$46,359$47,854$49,349$50,844$52,338$53,833$55,328$56,823$58,318
GS-8$49,685$51,341$52,997$54,653$56,308$57,964$59,620$61,276$62,931$64,587
GS-9$54,877$56,707$58,536$60,366$62,195$64,024$65,854$67,683$69,512$71,342
GS-10$60,432$62,447$64,461$66,476$68,490$70,505$72,520$74,534$76,549$78,564
GS-11$66,397$68,609$70,822$73,035$75,247$77,460$79,673$81,886$84,098$86,311
GS-12$79,582$82,235$84,888$87,541$90,195$92,848$95,501$98,154$100,807$103,460
GS-13$94,633$97,787$100,941$104,095$107,250$110,404$113,558$116,712$119,866$123,021
GS-14$111,828$115,555$119,283$123,010$126,738$130,465$134,193$137,920$141,648$145,375
GS-15$131,539$135,924$140,309$144,693$149,078$153,463$157,847$162,232$166,617$171,001

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

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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 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 Cedar Rapids, and other cities 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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