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Iowa Des Moines General Schedule Payscale

The Des Moines Locality Area is a General Schedule locality primarily located within Iowa. Federal employees who work within the Des Moines locality area receive a locality adjustment of 16.52%, 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 Des Moines, 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 2022 General Schedule pay table, with Des Moines' 16.52% 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$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
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 2022 General Schedule payscale is capped at a maximum salary of $176,300 per year, which is Level 4 of the Senior Executive Service payscale.


The primary city to which the Des Moines locality area applies is Des Moines.

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