Houston Locality Area - General Schedule Localities

The HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX GS Locality is one of 34 GS Locality Areas used to determine local cost-of-living pay adjustments for federal government employees. The 2017 Locality Pay Adjustment for this locality is 30.97%, which means that GS employees in this area are paid 30.97% more then the GS Base Pay Table.

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

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2017 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Houston GS locality is 30.97%. This is the 2017 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Houston-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$24,264$25,076$25,882$26,685$27,492$27,963$28,761$29,566$29,598$30,347
GS-2$27,280$27,929$28,833$29,598$29,931$30,811$31,691$32,571$33,451$34,331
GS-3$29,766$30,758$31,751$32,744$33,737$34,729$35,722$36,715$37,708$38,698
GS-4$33,416$34,529$35,642$36,755$37,869$38,982$40,095$41,208$42,322$43,435
GS-5$37,385$38,632$39,879$41,126$42,373$43,620$44,866$46,113$47,360$48,607
GS-6$41,673$43,063$44,453$45,842$47,232$48,621$50,011$51,400$52,790$54,180
GS-7$46,310$47,854$49,398$50,942$52,486$54,030$55,575$57,119$58,663$60,207
GS-8$51,287$52,996$54,705$56,414$58,123$59,832$61,541$63,251$64,960$66,669
GS-9$56,646$58,534$60,423$62,312$64,200$66,089$67,977$69,866$71,755$73,643
GS-10$62,381$64,461$66,541$68,620$70,700$72,780$74,860$76,940$79,019$81,099
GS-11$68,535$70,819$73,104$75,388$77,672$79,956$82,240$84,524$86,808$89,092
GS-12$82,147$84,886$87,624$90,363$93,101$95,840$98,578$101,317$104,056$106,794
GS-13$97,683$100,939$104,194$107,450$110,706$113,962$117,218$120,474$123,730$126,986
GS-14$115,432$119,280$123,128$126,975$130,823$134,671$138,519$142,367$146,215$150,063
GS-15$135,779$140,306$144,832$149,358$153,885$158,411$161,900*$161,900*$161,900*$161,900*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2016 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Houston GS locality is 29.11%. This is the 2016 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Houston-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$23,683$24,474$25,262$26,045$26,833$27,294$28,072$28,857$28,888$29,619
GS-2$26,626$27,260$28,142$28,888$29,216$30,076$30,936$31,796$32,656$33,516
GS-3$29,052$30,021$30,989$31,957$32,926$33,894$34,862$35,831$36,799$37,767
GS-4$32,614$33,702$34,789$35,876$36,963$38,050$39,137$40,224$41,311$42,398
GS-5$36,489$37,705$38,922$40,138$41,354$42,570$43,786$45,003$46,219$47,435
GS-6$40,675$42,030$43,386$44,742$46,097$47,453$48,809$50,164$51,520$52,876
GS-7$45,200$46,707$48,214$49,720$51,227$52,734$54,240$55,747$57,254$58,761
GS-8$50,057$51,725$53,393$55,062$56,730$58,398$60,066$61,734$63,402$65,070
GS-9$55,289$57,131$58,974$60,816$62,658$64,501$66,343$68,186$70,028$71,870
GS-10$60,886$62,915$64,945$66,975$69,004$71,034$73,063$75,093$77,123$79,152
GS-11$66,893$69,123$71,353$73,582$75,812$78,042$80,272$82,501$84,731$86,961
GS-12$80,179$82,851$85,524$88,196$90,869$93,541$96,214$98,887$101,559$104,232
GS-13$95,343$98,521$101,700$104,879$108,057$111,236$114,415$117,593$120,772$123,951
GS-14$112,665$116,421$120,177$123,933$127,688$131,444$135,200$138,956$142,712$146,468
GS-15$132,526$136,944$141,363$145,781$150,199$154,617$159,035$160,300*$160,300*$160,300*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2015 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Houston GS locality is 28.71%. This is the 2015 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Houston-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$23,375$24,156$24,934$25,707$26,485$26,940$27,709$28,484$28,513$29,233
GS-2$26,281$26,907$27,777$28,513$28,835$29,683$30,531$31,379$32,228$33,076
GS-3$28,675$29,632$30,588$31,544$32,501$33,457$34,413$35,370$36,326$37,282
GS-4$32,192$33,265$34,339$35,412$36,485$37,559$38,632$39,706$40,779$41,853
GS-5$36,016$37,216$38,417$39,618$40,819$42,020$43,221$44,422$45,623$46,823
GS-6$40,147$41,486$42,824$44,163$45,502$46,840$48,179$49,517$50,856$52,194
GS-7$44,613$46,100$47,587$49,073$50,560$52,046$53,533$55,020$56,506$57,993
GS-8$49,408$51,055$52,703$54,350$55,998$57,645$59,293$60,940$62,588$64,235
GS-9$54,572$56,390$58,209$60,028$61,846$63,665$65,484$67,302$69,121$70,940
GS-10$60,096$62,099$64,101$66,104$68,107$70,110$72,112$74,115$76,118$78,121
GS-11$66,026$68,227$70,428$72,628$74,829$77,030$79,231$81,432$83,633$85,834
GS-12$79,139$81,777$84,416$87,054$89,693$92,331$94,970$97,609$100,247$102,886
GS-13$94,106$97,243$100,380$103,516$106,653$109,790$112,926$116,063$119,200$122,336
GS-14$111,204$114,911$118,618$122,325$126,032$129,738$133,445$137,152$140,859$144,566
GS-15$130,808$135,169$139,529$143,890$148,251$152,611$156,972$158,700*$158,700*$158,700*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2014 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Houston GS locality is 28.71%. This is the 2014 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Houston-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$23,143$23,917$24,687$25,452$26,222$26,674$27,435$28,202$28,231$28,952
GS-2$26,021$26,640$27,501$28,231$28,547$29,386$30,225$31,064$31,903$32,743
GS-3$28,391$29,337$30,283$31,229$32,175$33,121$34,067$35,013$35,959$36,905
GS-4$31,872$32,934$33,996$35,058$36,120$37,182$38,244$39,305$40,367$41,429
GS-5$35,659$36,848$38,038$39,227$40,416$41,606$42,795$43,984$45,173$46,363
GS-6$39,750$41,074$42,398$43,723$45,047$46,372$47,696$49,020$50,345$51,669
GS-7$44,172$45,644$47,117$48,589$50,062$51,534$53,007$54,479$55,952$57,424
GS-8$48,919$50,550$52,180$53,811$55,442$57,073$58,703$60,334$61,965$63,596
GS-9$54,031$55,832$57,632$59,433$61,234$63,034$64,835$66,636$68,436$70,237
GS-10$59,501$61,485$63,468$65,452$67,435$69,418$71,402$73,385$75,369$77,352
GS-11$65,372$67,551$69,730$71,909$74,088$76,267$78,446$80,625$82,804$84,983
GS-12$78,355$80,966$83,578$86,189$88,801$91,412$94,024$96,635$99,247$101,859
GS-13$93,174$96,280$99,386$102,492$105,598$108,703$111,809$114,915$118,021$121,126
GS-14$110,104$113,773$117,443$121,112$124,782$128,451$132,121$135,790$139,460$143,129
GS-15$129,513$133,830$138,147$142,464$146,781$151,098$155,415$155,500*$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2013 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Houston GS locality is 28.71%. This is the 2013 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Houston-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$22,914$23,680$24,442$25,200$25,962$26,410$27,163$27,922$27,952$28,662
GS-2$25,764$26,377$27,229$27,952$28,266$29,097$29,929$30,760$31,592$32,423
GS-3$28,110$29,047$29,984$30,921$31,858$32,795$33,732$34,669$35,606$36,543
GS-4$31,557$32,609$33,660$34,712$35,763$36,815$37,866$38,918$39,970$41,021
GS-5$35,306$36,483$37,659$38,836$40,012$41,188$42,365$43,541$44,718$45,894
GS-6$39,356$40,667$41,979$43,290$44,602$45,913$47,225$48,537$49,848$51,160
GS-7$43,734$45,193$46,651$48,109$49,568$51,026$52,484$53,942$55,401$56,859
GS-8$48,435$50,049$51,663$53,277$54,891$56,505$58,119$59,733$61,347$62,961
GS-9$53,496$55,278$57,061$58,844$60,626$62,409$64,192$65,974$67,757$69,539
GS-10$58,912$60,876$62,840$64,804$66,768$68,732$70,697$72,661$74,625$76,589
GS-11$64,724$66,882$69,039$71,196$73,353$75,510$77,667$79,825$81,982$84,139
GS-12$77,579$80,164$82,750$85,336$87,922$90,508$93,093$95,679$98,265$100,851
GS-13$92,252$95,326$98,401$101,476$104,551$107,626$110,701$113,776$116,851$119,926
GS-14$109,014$112,647$116,280$119,914$123,547$127,181$130,814$134,448$138,081$141,715
GS-15$128,231$132,506$136,780$141,055$145,329$149,603$153,878$155,500*$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2012 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Houston GS locality is 28.71%. This is the 2012 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Houston-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$22,914$23,680$24,442$25,200$25,962$26,410$27,163$27,922$27,952$28,662
GS-2$25,764$26,377$27,229$27,952$28,266$29,097$29,929$30,760$31,592$32,423
GS-3$28,110$29,047$29,984$30,921$31,858$32,795$33,732$34,669$35,606$36,543
GS-4$31,557$32,609$33,660$34,712$35,763$36,815$37,866$38,918$39,970$41,021
GS-5$35,306$36,483$37,659$38,836$40,012$41,188$42,365$43,541$44,718$45,894
GS-6$39,356$40,667$41,979$43,290$44,602$45,913$47,225$48,537$49,848$51,160
GS-7$43,734$45,193$46,651$48,109$49,568$51,026$52,484$53,942$55,401$56,859
GS-8$48,435$50,049$51,663$53,277$54,891$56,505$58,119$59,733$61,347$62,961
GS-9$53,496$55,278$57,061$58,844$60,626$62,409$64,192$65,974$67,757$69,539
GS-10$58,912$60,876$62,840$64,804$66,768$68,732$70,697$72,661$74,625$76,589
GS-11$64,724$66,882$69,039$71,196$73,353$75,510$77,667$79,825$81,982$84,139
GS-12$77,579$80,164$82,750$85,336$87,922$90,508$93,093$95,679$98,265$100,851
GS-13$92,252$95,326$98,401$101,476$104,551$107,626$110,701$113,776$116,851$119,926
GS-14$109,014$112,647$116,280$119,914$123,547$127,181$130,814$134,448$138,081$141,715
GS-15$128,231$132,506$136,780$141,055$145,329$149,603$153,878$155,500*$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2011 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Houston GS locality is 28.71%. This is the 2011 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Houston-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$22,914$23,680$24,442$25,200$25,962$26,410$27,163$27,922$27,952$28,662
GS-2$25,764$26,377$27,229$27,952$28,266$29,097$29,929$30,760$31,592$32,423
GS-3$28,110$29,047$29,984$30,921$31,858$32,795$33,732$34,669$35,606$36,543
GS-4$31,557$32,609$33,660$34,712$35,763$36,815$37,866$38,918$39,970$41,021
GS-5$35,306$36,483$37,659$38,836$40,012$41,188$42,365$43,541$44,718$45,894
GS-6$39,356$40,667$41,979$43,290$44,602$45,913$47,225$48,537$49,848$51,160
GS-7$43,734$45,193$46,651$48,109$49,568$51,026$52,484$53,942$55,401$56,859
GS-8$48,435$50,049$51,663$53,277$54,891$56,505$58,119$59,733$61,347$62,961
GS-9$53,496$55,278$57,061$58,844$60,626$62,409$64,192$65,974$67,757$69,539
GS-10$58,912$60,876$62,840$64,804$66,768$68,732$70,697$72,661$74,625$76,589
GS-11$64,724$66,882$69,039$71,196$73,353$75,510$77,667$79,825$81,982$84,139
GS-12$77,579$80,164$82,750$85,336$87,922$90,508$93,093$95,679$98,265$100,851
GS-13$92,252$95,326$98,401$101,476$104,551$107,626$110,701$113,776$116,851$119,926
GS-14$109,014$112,647$116,280$119,914$123,547$127,181$130,814$134,448$138,081$141,715
GS-15$128,231$132,506$136,780$141,055$145,329$149,603$153,878$155,500*$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2010 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Houston GS locality is 28.71%. This is the 2010 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Houston-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$22,914$23,680$24,442$25,200$25,962$26,410$27,163$27,922$27,952$28,662
GS-2$25,764$26,377$27,229$27,952$28,266$29,097$29,929$30,760$31,592$32,423
GS-3$28,110$29,047$29,984$30,921$31,858$32,795$33,732$34,669$35,606$36,543
GS-4$31,557$32,609$33,660$34,712$35,763$36,815$37,866$38,918$39,970$41,021
GS-5$35,306$36,483$37,659$38,836$40,012$41,188$42,365$43,541$44,718$45,894
GS-6$39,356$40,667$41,979$43,290$44,602$45,913$47,225$48,537$49,848$51,160
GS-7$43,734$45,193$46,651$48,109$49,568$51,026$52,484$53,942$55,401$56,859
GS-8$48,435$50,049$51,663$53,277$54,891$56,505$58,119$59,733$61,347$62,961
GS-9$53,496$55,278$57,061$58,844$60,626$62,409$64,192$65,974$67,757$69,539
GS-10$58,912$60,876$62,840$64,804$66,768$68,732$70,697$72,661$74,625$76,589
GS-11$64,724$66,882$69,039$71,196$73,353$75,510$77,667$79,825$81,982$84,139
GS-12$77,579$80,164$82,750$85,336$87,922$90,508$93,093$95,679$98,265$100,851
GS-13$92,252$95,326$98,401$101,476$104,551$107,626$110,701$113,776$116,851$119,926
GS-14$109,014$112,647$116,280$119,914$123,547$127,181$130,814$134,448$138,081$141,715
GS-15$128,231$132,506$136,780$141,055$145,329$149,603$153,878$155,500*$155,500*$155,500*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2009 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Houston GS locality is 28.28%. This is the 2009 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Houston-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$22,500$23,252$24,000$24,745$25,493$25,933$26,672$27,417$27,447$28,150
GS-2$25,298$25,900$26,736$27,447$27,753$28,569$29,385$30,201$31,017$31,833
GS-3$27,602$28,522$29,442$30,361$31,281$32,201$33,121$34,040$34,960$35,880
GS-4$30,987$32,020$33,053$34,085$35,118$36,151$37,183$38,216$39,249$40,281
GS-5$34,669$35,825$36,981$38,136$39,292$40,448$41,604$42,760$43,915$45,071
GS-6$38,644$39,932$41,220$42,508$43,796$45,084$46,372$47,660$48,948$50,236
GS-7$42,944$44,376$45,808$47,239$48,671$50,102$51,534$52,966$54,397$55,829
GS-8$47,560$49,145$50,731$52,316$53,902$55,488$57,073$58,659$60,244$61,830
GS-9$52,529$54,280$56,031$57,782$59,533$61,284$63,036$64,787$66,538$68,289
GS-10$57,848$59,776$61,704$63,632$65,560$67,488$69,416$71,344$73,272$75,200
GS-11$63,555$65,673$67,791$69,909$72,027$74,145$76,262$78,380$80,498$82,616
GS-12$76,177$78,715$81,254$83,792$86,331$88,870$91,408$93,947$96,486$99,024
GS-13$90,585$93,605$96,624$99,644$102,664$105,683$108,703$111,723$114,743$117,762
GS-14$107,043$110,612$114,181$117,749$121,318$124,887$128,456$132,024$135,593$139,162
GS-15$125,915$130,112$134,309$138,506$142,704$146,901$151,098$153,200*$153,200*$153,200*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2008 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Houston GS locality is 27.02%. This is the 2008 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Houston-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$21,652$22,375$23,095$23,811$24,531$24,954$25,666$26,383$26,411$27,086
GS-2$24,343$24,923$25,728$26,411$26,706$27,491$28,276$29,061$29,846$30,631
GS-3$26,561$27,446$28,332$29,217$30,102$30,988$31,873$32,758$33,644$34,529
GS-4$29,818$30,813$31,807$32,802$33,796$34,791$35,785$36,780$37,774$38,769
GS-5$33,361$34,472$35,583$36,695$37,806$38,918$40,029$41,141$42,252$43,363
GS-6$37,186$38,426$39,666$40,906$42,145$43,385$44,625$45,864$47,104$48,344
GS-7$41,325$42,702$44,078$45,455$46,832$48,209$49,586$50,963$52,340$53,717
GS-8$45,765$47,291$48,816$50,342$51,867$53,393$54,918$56,444$57,969$59,495
GS-9$50,548$52,233$53,919$55,604$57,290$58,975$60,661$62,346$64,032$65,718
GS-10$55,665$57,521$59,377$61,233$63,088$64,944$66,800$68,656$70,511$72,367
GS-11$61,158$63,196$65,235$67,274$69,312$71,351$73,390$75,428$77,467$79,506
GS-12$73,302$75,746$78,190$80,634$83,077$85,521$87,965$90,409$92,853$95,297
GS-13$87,167$90,074$92,980$95,886$98,792$101,699$104,605$107,511$110,417$113,323
GS-14$103,004$106,438$109,871$113,304$116,738$120,171$123,604$127,038$130,471$133,904
GS-15$121,164$125,204$129,243$133,282$137,321$141,361$145,400$149,000*$149,000*$149,000*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2007 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Houston GS locality is 26.65%. This is the 2007 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Houston-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$21,062$21,765$22,466$23,163$23,863$24,275$24,967$25,664$25,692$26,341
GS-2$23,681$24,243$25,027$25,692$25,978$26,742$27,506$28,270$29,033$29,797
GS-3$25,838$26,699$27,560$28,422$29,283$30,144$31,005$31,866$32,728$33,589
GS-4$29,005$29,972$30,938$31,904$32,871$33,837$34,803$35,770$36,736$37,702
GS-5$32,452$33,533$34,615$35,696$36,778$37,859$38,941$40,023$41,104$42,186
GS-6$36,174$37,379$38,585$39,791$40,997$42,202$43,408$44,614$45,819$47,025
GS-7$40,199$41,539$42,879$44,219$45,559$46,898$48,238$49,578$50,918$52,258
GS-8$44,519$46,003$47,487$48,972$50,456$51,940$53,425$54,909$56,393$57,878
GS-9$49,171$50,809$52,448$54,087$55,726$57,365$59,004$60,643$62,281$63,920
GS-10$54,149$55,954$57,759$59,563$61,368$63,173$64,978$66,783$68,587$70,392
GS-11$59,493$61,476$63,459$65,443$67,426$69,409$71,393$73,376$75,359$77,343
GS-12$71,305$73,682$76,060$78,437$80,814$83,191$85,569$87,946$90,323$92,700
GS-13$84,793$87,620$90,447$93,274$96,101$98,928$101,754$104,581$107,408$110,235
GS-14$100,199$103,539$106,879$110,218$113,558$116,898$120,238$123,577$126,917$130,257
GS-15$117,864$121,793$125,722$129,650$133,579$137,508$141,436$145,365$145,400*$145,400*

Get PDF Pay Chart Download PDF The 2006 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Houston GS locality is 26.37%. This is the 2006 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Houston-area workers. Use the tabs to view different years.

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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 HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX Locality:

Houston, Pasadena, Pearland, and other areas within the region.

Government facilities in the HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX Locality:

National Guard, VA Medical Center, and other government installations in the area.

* GS scale pay is capped at $155,500 / year, which is the Senior Executive Service's Level 4 pay for the current year (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)).


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