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Hawaii Hawaii General Schedule Payscale

140 federal employees †
$29,594 average yearly pay
+1% salary raise this year

The Hawaii Locality Area is a General Schedule locality primarily located within Hawaii. Federal employees who work within the Hawaii locality area receive a locality adjustment of 18.98%, 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 Hawaii, 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 Hawaii's 18.98% 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$22,663$23,422$24,177$24,925$25,679$26,120$26,864$27,616$27,646$28,349
GS-2$25,482$26,089$26,932$27,646$27,957$28,779$29,601$30,423$31,245$32,067
GS-3$27,803$28,730$29,657$30,584$31,511$32,438$33,364$34,291$35,218$36,145
GS-4$31,212$32,252$33,292$34,332$35,372$36,411$37,451$38,491$39,531$40,571
GS-5$34,921$36,084$37,248$38,412$39,575$40,739$41,902$43,066$44,230$45,393
GS-6$38,925$40,224$41,522$42,820$44,118$45,416$46,714$48,012$49,310$50,608
GS-7$43,256$44,698$46,140$47,582$49,025$50,467$51,909$53,351$54,793$56,235
GS-8$47,905$49,502$51,098$52,695$54,292$55,888$57,485$59,082$60,679$62,275
GS-9$52,912$54,675$56,438$58,201$59,965$61,728$63,491$65,255$67,018$68,781
GS-10$58,268$60,210$62,152$64,093$66,035$67,977$69,919$71,860$73,802$75,744
GS-11$64,017$66,152$68,286$70,421$72,555$74,690$76,824$78,959$81,093$83,228
GS-12$76,730$79,288$81,846$84,404$86,962$89,521$92,079$94,637$97,195$99,753
GS-13$91,242$94,283$97,324$100,366$103,407$106,448$109,489$112,530$115,571$118,612
GS-14$107,821$111,415$115,010$118,604$122,198$125,793$129,387$132,982$136,576$140,170
GS-15$126,827$131,054$135,281$139,509$143,736$147,964$152,191$156,418$160,646$164,873
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,247$22,992$23,732$24,468$25,208$25,640$26,371$27,110$27,138$27,833
GS-2$25,014$25,609$26,437$27,138$27,446$28,254$29,062$29,869$30,677$31,485
GS-3$27,292$28,202$29,111$30,021$30,930$31,840$32,749$33,659$34,569$35,478
GS-4$30,639$31,660$32,681$33,702$34,722$35,743$36,764$37,785$38,806$39,827
GS-5$34,280$35,422$36,565$37,708$38,851$39,994$41,137$42,280$43,422$44,565
GS-6$38,210$39,483$40,757$42,030$43,303$44,576$45,849$47,122$48,395$49,668
GS-7$42,462$43,877$45,292$46,708$48,123$49,538$50,953$52,369$53,784$55,199
GS-8$47,025$48,593$50,161$51,729$53,297$54,865$56,433$58,001$59,569$61,137
GS-9$51,940$53,671$55,403$57,134$58,866$60,597$62,329$64,060$65,791$67,523
GS-10$57,198$59,105$61,012$62,918$64,825$66,732$68,638$70,545$72,452$74,359
GS-11$62,841$64,936$67,031$69,126$71,221$73,316$75,411$77,507$79,602$81,697
GS-12$75,321$77,832$80,343$82,854$85,364$87,875$90,386$92,896$95,407$97,918
GS-13$89,566$92,552$95,537$98,523$101,509$104,494$107,480$110,466$113,451$116,437
GS-14$105,841$109,369$112,897$116,425$119,953$123,481$127,009$130,537$134,065$137,593
GS-15$124,497$128,647$132,797$136,947$141,096$145,246$149,396$153,546$157,695$161,845
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$21,846$22,577$23,303$24,026$24,753$25,177$25,895$26,620$26,649$27,323
GS-2$24,562$25,146$25,960$26,649$26,948$27,741$28,533$29,326$30,118$30,910
GS-3$26,800$27,694$28,587$29,481$30,375$31,269$32,163$33,057$33,950$34,842
GS-4$30,086$31,088$32,091$33,093$34,095$35,098$36,100$37,102$38,105$39,107
GS-5$33,660$34,783$35,905$37,028$38,151$39,273$40,396$41,518$42,641$43,764
GS-6$37,521$38,772$40,023$41,274$42,525$43,777$45,028$46,279$47,530$48,781
GS-7$41,695$43,086$44,476$45,866$47,256$48,647$50,037$51,427$52,818$54,208
GS-8$46,176$47,715$49,254$50,793$52,332$53,871$55,409$56,948$58,487$60,026
GS-9$51,002$52,702$54,402$56,103$57,803$59,504$61,204$62,904$64,605$66,305
GS-10$56,165$58,038$59,910$61,783$63,656$65,528$67,401$69,273$71,146$73,018
GS-11$61,706$63,763$65,819$67,876$69,932$71,989$74,046$76,102$78,159$80,215
GS-12$73,962$76,427$78,893$81,359$83,825$86,290$88,756$91,222$93,687$96,153
GS-13$87,949$90,881$93,812$96,744$99,675$102,607$105,538$108,470$111,401$114,333
GS-14$103,930$107,394$110,859$114,323$117,788$121,252$124,717$128,181$131,646$135,110
GS-15$122,250$126,325$130,401$134,476$138,551$142,627$146,702$150,777$154,853$158,928
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$21,426$22,143$22,855$23,564$24,277$24,694$25,398$26,108$26,136$26,797
GS-2$24,090$24,663$25,461$26,136$26,433$27,211$27,989$28,767$29,545$30,323
GS-3$26,285$27,161$28,037$28,913$29,789$30,665$31,541$32,417$33,293$34,169
GS-4$29,507$30,491$31,474$32,458$33,442$34,425$35,409$36,392$37,376$38,359
GS-5$33,013$34,113$35,214$36,314$37,414$38,515$39,615$40,715$41,816$42,916
GS-6$36,800$38,026$39,253$40,479$41,706$42,932$44,159$45,385$46,612$47,838
GS-7$40,894$42,257$43,620$44,984$46,347$47,710$49,073$50,436$51,799$53,163
GS-8$45,288$46,798$48,307$49,816$51,325$52,834$54,344$55,853$57,362$58,871
GS-9$50,022$51,688$53,355$55,022$56,689$58,356$60,023$61,690$63,357$65,023
GS-10$55,085$56,922$58,758$60,594$62,430$64,267$66,103$67,939$69,775$71,612
GS-11$60,520$62,538$64,555$66,572$68,590$70,607$72,624$74,642$76,659$78,676
GS-12$72,540$74,958$77,376$79,794$82,212$84,630$87,048$89,466$91,884$94,302
GS-13$86,260$89,135$92,011$94,887$97,763$100,639$103,515$106,391$109,266$112,142
GS-14$101,932$105,330$108,728$112,126$115,524$118,922$122,320$125,718$129,116$132,514
GS-15$119,901$123,898$127,895$131,893$135,890$139,887$143,884$147,881$151,879$155,876
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$21,159$21,867$22,570$23,271$23,974$24,387$25,082$25,784$25,810$26,462
GS-2$23,790$24,356$25,144$25,810$26,102$26,870$27,637$28,405$29,173$29,941
GS-3$25,957$26,823$27,689$28,554$29,420$30,286$31,151$32,017$32,883$33,748
GS-4$29,140$30,112$31,084$32,055$33,027$33,999$34,970$35,942$36,914$37,886
GS-5$32,602$33,689$34,776$35,863$36,950$38,037$39,124$40,211$41,298$42,385
GS-6$36,342$37,554$38,765$39,977$41,189$42,400$43,612$44,824$46,035$47,247
GS-7$40,385$41,730$43,076$44,422$45,767$47,113$48,459$49,805$51,150$52,496
GS-8$44,725$46,216$47,707$49,199$50,690$52,181$53,673$55,164$56,655$58,147
GS-9$49,399$51,045$52,692$54,338$55,984$57,631$59,277$60,923$62,569$64,216
GS-10$54,400$56,213$58,025$59,838$61,651$63,464$65,277$67,090$68,903$70,716
GS-11$59,767$61,760$63,752$65,744$67,737$69,729$71,721$73,714$75,706$77,698
GS-12$71,637$74,026$76,414$78,803$81,191$83,580$85,968$88,357$90,745$93,133
GS-13$85,186$88,026$90,865$93,704$96,544$99,383$102,222$105,062$107,901$110,740
GS-14$100,663$104,019$107,374$110,730$114,085$117,441$120,796$124,152$127,507$130,863
GS-15$118,409$122,356$126,304$130,251$134,199$138,146$142,093$146,041$149,988$153,935
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$20,950$21,650$22,347$23,040$23,737$24,146$24,834$25,529$25,555$26,208
GS-2$23,555$24,115$24,895$25,555$25,841$26,600$27,360$28,120$28,879$29,639
GS-3$25,700$26,556$27,412$28,269$29,125$29,982$30,838$31,694$32,551$33,407
GS-4$28,851$29,813$30,774$31,735$32,696$33,657$34,619$35,580$36,541$37,502
GS-5$32,279$33,356$34,432$35,509$36,585$37,662$38,738$39,815$40,892$41,968
GS-6$35,982$37,181$38,380$39,578$40,777$41,976$43,175$44,374$45,573$46,772
GS-7$39,985$41,318$42,651$43,984$45,317$46,649$47,982$49,315$50,648$51,981
GS-8$44,282$45,758$47,234$48,711$50,187$51,663$53,139$54,615$56,091$57,568
GS-9$48,910$50,540$52,170$53,800$55,430$57,060$58,690$60,320$61,950$63,580
GS-10$53,861$55,657$57,452$59,248$61,043$62,839$64,634$66,429$68,225$70,020
GS-11$59,175$61,148$63,120$65,093$67,065$69,038$71,011$72,983$74,956$76,928
GS-12$70,928$73,292$75,656$78,020$80,384$82,748$85,112$87,476$89,840$92,204
GS-13$84,343$87,154$89,966$92,777$95,588$98,400$101,211$104,022$106,834$109,645
GS-14$99,667$102,989$106,311$109,632$112,954$116,276$119,598$122,919$126,241$129,563
GS-15$117,237$121,145$125,053$128,960$132,868$136,776$140,683$144,591$148,499$152,407
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$20,742$21,436$22,125$22,811$23,501$23,907$24,588$25,276$25,302$25,946
GS-2$23,322$23,876$24,648$25,302$25,587$26,339$27,092$27,845$28,597$29,350
GS-3$25,446$26,294$27,142$27,990$28,839$29,687$30,535$31,383$32,231$33,080
GS-4$28,566$29,518$30,470$31,422$32,373$33,325$34,277$35,229$36,181$37,133
GS-5$31,960$33,025$34,090$35,155$36,219$37,284$38,349$39,414$40,479$41,544
GS-6$35,625$36,812$38,000$39,187$40,374$41,561$42,749$43,936$45,123$46,310
GS-7$39,589$40,909$42,229$43,549$44,869$46,189$47,509$48,829$50,149$51,469
GS-8$43,844$45,305$46,766$48,227$49,688$51,149$52,610$54,071$55,532$56,993
GS-9$48,425$50,039$51,652$53,266$54,880$56,493$58,107$59,721$61,334$62,948
GS-10$53,328$55,106$56,884$58,662$60,440$62,218$63,995$65,773$67,551$69,329
GS-11$58,589$60,542$62,495$64,448$66,400$68,353$70,306$72,258$74,211$76,164
GS-12$70,225$72,566$74,907$77,247$79,588$81,929$84,269$86,610$88,951$91,291
GS-13$83,507$86,291$89,074$91,858$94,641$97,424$100,208$102,991$105,775$108,558
GS-14$98,680$101,970$105,259$108,548$111,837$115,126$118,415$121,704$124,993$128,282
GS-15$116,077$119,946$123,815$127,684$131,554$135,423$139,292$143,162$147,031$150,900
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$20,742$21,436$22,125$22,811$23,501$23,907$24,588$25,276$25,302$25,946
GS-2$23,322$23,876$24,648$25,302$25,587$26,339$27,092$27,845$28,597$29,350
GS-3$25,446$26,294$27,142$27,990$28,839$29,687$30,535$31,383$32,231$33,080
GS-4$28,566$29,518$30,470$31,422$32,373$33,325$34,277$35,229$36,181$37,133
GS-5$31,960$33,025$34,090$35,155$36,219$37,284$38,349$39,414$40,479$41,544
GS-6$35,625$36,812$38,000$39,187$40,374$41,561$42,749$43,936$45,123$46,310
GS-7$39,589$40,909$42,229$43,549$44,869$46,189$47,509$48,829$50,149$51,469
GS-8$43,844$45,305$46,766$48,227$49,688$51,149$52,610$54,071$55,532$56,993
GS-9$48,425$50,039$51,652$53,266$54,880$56,493$58,107$59,721$61,334$62,948
GS-10$53,328$55,106$56,884$58,662$60,440$62,218$63,995$65,773$67,551$69,329
GS-11$58,589$60,542$62,495$64,448$66,400$68,353$70,306$72,258$74,211$76,164
GS-12$70,225$72,566$74,907$77,247$79,588$81,929$84,269$86,610$88,951$91,291
GS-13$83,507$86,291$89,074$91,858$94,641$97,424$100,208$102,991$105,775$108,558
GS-14$98,680$101,970$105,259$108,548$111,837$115,126$118,415$121,704$124,993$128,282
GS-15$116,077$119,946$123,815$127,684$131,554$135,423$139,292$143,162$147,031$150,900
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$20,742$21,436$22,125$22,811$23,501$23,907$24,588$25,276$25,302$25,946
GS-2$23,322$23,876$24,648$25,302$25,587$26,339$27,092$27,845$28,597$29,350
GS-3$25,446$26,294$27,142$27,990$28,839$29,687$30,535$31,383$32,231$33,080
GS-4$28,566$29,518$30,470$31,422$32,373$33,325$34,277$35,229$36,181$37,133
GS-5$31,960$33,025$34,090$35,155$36,219$37,284$38,349$39,414$40,479$41,544
GS-6$35,625$36,812$38,000$39,187$40,374$41,561$42,749$43,936$45,123$46,310
GS-7$39,589$40,909$42,229$43,549$44,869$46,189$47,509$48,829$50,149$51,469
GS-8$43,844$45,305$46,766$48,227$49,688$51,149$52,610$54,071$55,532$56,993
GS-9$48,425$50,039$51,652$53,266$54,880$56,493$58,107$59,721$61,334$62,948
GS-10$53,328$55,106$56,884$58,662$60,440$62,218$63,995$65,773$67,551$69,329
GS-11$58,589$60,542$62,495$64,448$66,400$68,353$70,306$72,258$74,211$76,164
GS-12$70,225$72,566$74,907$77,247$79,588$81,929$84,269$86,610$88,951$91,291
GS-13$83,507$86,291$89,074$91,858$94,641$97,424$100,208$102,991$105,775$108,558
GS-14$98,680$101,970$105,259$108,548$111,837$115,126$118,415$121,704$124,993$128,282
GS-15$116,077$119,946$123,815$127,684$131,554$135,423$139,292$143,162$147,031$150,900
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$20,742$21,436$22,125$22,811$23,501$23,907$24,588$25,276$25,302$25,946
GS-2$23,322$23,876$24,648$25,302$25,587$26,339$27,092$27,845$28,597$29,350
GS-3$25,446$26,294$27,142$27,990$28,839$29,687$30,535$31,383$32,231$33,080
GS-4$28,566$29,518$30,470$31,422$32,373$33,325$34,277$35,229$36,181$37,133
GS-5$31,960$33,025$34,090$35,155$36,219$37,284$38,349$39,414$40,479$41,544
GS-6$35,625$36,812$38,000$39,187$40,374$41,561$42,749$43,936$45,123$46,310
GS-7$39,589$40,909$42,229$43,549$44,869$46,189$47,509$48,829$50,149$51,469
GS-8$43,844$45,305$46,766$48,227$49,688$51,149$52,610$54,071$55,532$56,993
GS-9$48,425$50,039$51,652$53,266$54,880$56,493$58,107$59,721$61,334$62,948
GS-10$53,328$55,106$56,884$58,662$60,440$62,218$63,995$65,773$67,551$69,329
GS-11$58,589$60,542$62,495$64,448$66,400$68,353$70,306$72,258$74,211$76,164
GS-12$70,225$72,566$74,907$77,247$79,588$81,929$84,269$86,610$88,951$91,291
GS-13$83,507$86,291$89,074$91,858$94,641$97,424$100,208$102,991$105,775$108,558
GS-14$98,680$101,970$105,259$108,548$111,837$115,126$118,415$121,704$124,993$128,282
GS-15$116,077$119,946$123,815$127,684$131,554$135,423$139,292$143,162$147,031$150,900

* 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.

Hawaii Pay Locality Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in the Hawaii pay area, including most common occupations, agencies with the most local employees, and the average paygrade and salary rates of general schedule employees in the area. All data in this section is derived from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)'s most recent available listings of federal employees in the Hawaii pay area.

Common Occupations in Hawaii Locality

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Plant Protection Technician 140 $29,594.00 $32.00

This table lists the top one occupations held by the approximately 140 federal employees working in the Hawaii Locality, across all agencies, as well as average yearly compensation for Hawaii Locality based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Hawaii Locality

Agency Hawaii Locality Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Animal And Plant Health Inspection Serv 140 $29,594.00 $32.00

There are one Federal agency with a significant workforce in the Hawaii Locality. General Schedule employees at all of the agencies listed below will be paid according to the locality-adjusted GS payscale listed on this page.


Distribution of GS Employees in Hawaii Locality

There are approximately 140 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within the Hawaii pay area. The average federal employee in the Hawaii lcality earns $29,594 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $32.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in the Hawaii locality is Plant Protection Technician. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in the Hawaii locality is the Animal And Plant Health Inspection Serv, which has total of 140 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in the Hawaii pay area by paygrade, from GS-1 to GS-15. To learn more about how paygrades are determined and how they affect a federal employee's salary, see how to calculate GS Pay.


Some of the largest cities and military installations covered by the Hawaii locality area include Fort Shafter, Kauai, Pohakuloa Training Area, Coast Guard Station Maui, Bellows Air Force Station, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Wheeler Army Airfield.

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