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Alabama Birmingham General Schedule Payscale

The Birmingham Locality Area is a General Schedule locality primarily located within Alabama. Federal employees who work within the Birmingham locality area receive a locality adjustment of 15.77%, which is applied to the base General Schedule payscale.

Locality adjustment rates are set yearly by the OPM to account for higher costs of living within Birmingham, as compared to the Rest of U.S. locality raise (which is applied to all Federal employees not located within any other locality).

The chart below is the 2019 General Schedule pay table, with Birmingham's 15.77% locality raise applied to the base pay rates. These are the yearly pay rates that are applicable to most salaried federal employees within this region, based on their GS Grade and Step.


GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,052$22,790$23,524$24,253$24,987$25,415$26,140$26,871$26,900$27,585
GS-2$24,794$25,385$26,206$26,900$27,202$28,002$28,802$29,602$30,402$31,202
GS-3$27,053$27,955$28,857$29,759$30,661$31,562$32,464$33,366$34,268$35,170
GS-4$30,370$31,382$32,394$33,405$34,417$35,429$36,441$37,453$38,465$39,476
GS-5$33,978$35,111$36,243$37,375$38,507$39,640$40,772$41,904$43,036$44,169
GS-6$37,875$39,138$40,401$41,664$42,928$44,191$45,454$46,717$47,980$49,243
GS-7$42,089$43,492$44,896$46,299$47,702$49,105$50,508$51,911$53,314$54,718
GS-8$46,612$48,166$49,720$51,273$52,827$54,381$55,934$57,488$59,042$60,595
GS-9$51,484$53,200$54,915$56,631$58,347$60,063$61,778$63,494$65,210$66,925
GS-10$56,696$58,585$60,475$62,364$64,254$66,143$68,032$69,922$71,811$73,700
GS-11$62,290$64,367$66,444$68,521$70,598$72,675$74,752$76,828$78,905$80,982
GS-12$74,660$77,149$79,638$82,127$84,616$87,105$89,594$92,083$94,573$97,062
GS-13$88,781$91,740$94,699$97,658$100,617$103,576$106,535$109,494$112,453$115,412
GS-14$104,912$108,409$111,907$115,404$118,902$122,399$125,896$129,394$132,891$136,389
GS-15$123,405$127,518$131,632$135,745$139,858$143,972$148,085$152,198$156,311$160,425

* The 2019 General Schedule payscale is capped at a maximum salary of $166,500 per year, which is Level 4 of the Senior Executive Service payscale.


Some of the largest cities and military installations covered by the Birmingham locality area include Birmingham and Anniston Army Depot.

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Source: http://www.generalschedule.org/localities/birmingham