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Des Moines Locality Area - General Schedule Localities

The DES MOINES-AMES-WEST DES MOINES, IA GS Locality is one of 53 GS Locality Areas used to determine local cost-of-living pay adjustments for federal government employees. The 2021 Locality Pay Adjustment for this locality is 15.95%, which means that GS employees in this area are paid 15.95% more then the GS Base Pay Table.

While the major city in this Locality Area is Des Moines, Iowa, federal employees located within the surrounding areas may also be considered to be within this pay area. The Des Moines locality map shows which counties in Iowa are included in the Des Moines Locality Area. Keep in mind that areas in other states may also be covered by this locality.

Before 2021, the Des Moines GS Locality area did not exist. For all years before 2021, Des Moines was part of the "Rest of U.S." locality area.

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2021 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Des Moines GS locality is 15.95%. This is the 2021 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Des Moines-area workers. Use the tabs to view different years.

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 boundaries of General Schedule localities are demarcated by the General Services Administration (GSA), and locality adjustment rates for these localities are designed to reflect the varying cost-of-living across different areas of the country.


Cities in the DES MOINES-AMES-WEST DES MOINES, IA Locality:

and other areas within the region.

* GS scale pay is capped at the Senior Executive Service's Level 4 pay for the current year (§5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)). For 2021 the cap is $172,500 per year.


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