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Texas Houston General Schedule Payscale

4,245 federal employees †
$88,040 average yearly pay
+1% salary raise this year

The Houston Locality Area is a General Schedule locality primarily located within Texas. Federal employees who work within the Houston locality area receive a locality adjustment of 32.54%, 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 Houston, 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 Houston's 32.54% 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.


Note: We have projected the 2020 General Schedule payscale below based on last year's General Schedule base pay increase of 1.4%. We will publish the official General Schedule payscale for 2020 when it becomes available.
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$25,498$26,352$27,201$28,043$28,891$29,387$30,224$31,071$31,104$31,896
GS-2$28,670$29,352$30,301$31,104$31,453$32,378$33,303$34,228$35,154$36,079
GS-3$31,281$32,324$33,367$34,410$35,452$36,495$37,538$38,581$39,624$40,666
GS-4$35,116$36,287$37,456$38,626$39,796$40,967$42,136$43,306$44,476$45,645
GS-5$39,289$40,598$41,908$43,216$44,525$45,835$47,144$48,453$49,762$51,072
GS-6$43,795$45,256$46,715$48,176$49,636$51,097$52,557$54,018$55,479$56,939
GS-7$48,667$50,290$51,912$53,534$55,158$56,780$58,402$60,025$61,647$63,269
GS-8$53,897$55,695$57,491$59,286$61,084$62,880$64,677$66,473$68,269$70,066
GS-9$59,530$61,514$63,499$65,483$67,466$69,450$71,434$73,418$75,402$77,386
GS-10$65,557$67,743$69,927$72,111$74,297$76,481$78,665$80,849$83,035$85,219
GS-11$72,026$74,427$76,828$79,230$81,631$84,033$86,435$88,836$91,238$93,640
GS-12$86,329$89,207$92,085$94,964$97,841$100,720$103,597$106,476$109,353$112,232
GS-13$102,656$106,078$109,499$112,921$116,344$119,764$123,187$126,608$130,030$133,451
GS-14$121,310$125,354$129,397$133,441$137,486$141,530$145,574$149,618$153,662$157,707
GS-15$142,693$147,449$152,206$156,962$161,719$166,474$166,500*$166,500*$166,500*$166,500*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$25,246$26,092$26,932$27,766$28,606$29,097$29,926$30,764$30,797$31,580
GS-2$28,386$29,062$30,002$30,797$31,143$32,059$32,975$33,890$34,806$35,722
GS-3$30,972$32,004$33,037$34,069$35,102$36,134$37,167$38,199$39,232$40,264
GS-4$34,769$35,928$37,086$38,244$39,403$40,561$41,720$42,878$44,036$45,195
GS-5$38,900$40,197$41,493$42,789$44,085$45,382$46,678$47,974$49,270$50,567
GS-6$43,362$44,808$46,254$47,700$49,146$50,592$52,038$53,484$54,930$56,376
GS-7$48,186$49,793$51,399$53,005$54,612$56,218$57,825$59,431$61,037$62,644
GS-8$53,365$55,143$56,922$58,701$60,479$62,258$64,037$65,815$67,594$69,373
GS-9$58,942$60,906$62,870$64,835$66,799$68,763$70,727$72,692$74,656$76,620
GS-10$64,909$67,072$69,235$71,398$73,561$75,724$77,887$80,050$82,213$84,376
GS-11$71,313$73,691$76,069$78,446$80,824$83,202$85,580$87,958$90,335$92,713
GS-12$85,475$88,325$91,174$94,024$96,873$99,723$102,573$105,422$108,272$111,122
GS-13$101,641$105,029$108,416$111,804$115,192$118,580$121,967$125,355$128,743$132,130
GS-14$120,109$124,113$128,117$132,121$136,125$140,129$144,133$148,137$152,141$156,145
GS-15$141,281$145,990$150,699$155,408$160,118$164,827$166,500*$166,500*$166,500*$166,500*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$24,747$25,576$26,399$27,217$28,041$28,522$29,335$30,157$30,188$30,962
GS-2$27,825$28,487$29,408$30,188$30,531$31,429$32,328$33,226$34,125$35,023
GS-3$30,359$31,371$32,383$33,395$34,407$35,418$36,430$37,442$38,454$39,465
GS-4$34,082$35,218$36,354$37,489$38,625$39,760$40,896$42,032$43,167$44,303
GS-5$38,132$39,403$40,675$41,946$43,217$44,489$45,760$47,031$48,302$49,574
GS-6$42,505$43,921$45,337$46,753$48,169$49,586$51,002$52,418$53,834$55,250
GS-7$47,234$48,808$50,383$51,957$53,531$55,106$56,680$58,254$59,828$61,403
GS-8$52,310$54,054$55,798$57,543$59,287$61,031$62,775$64,520$66,264$68,008
GS-9$57,777$59,703$61,629$63,555$65,481$67,407$69,333$71,259$73,186$75,112
GS-10$63,626$65,747$67,868$69,990$72,111$74,232$76,353$78,474$80,595$82,716
GS-11$69,904$72,234$74,565$76,895$79,226$81,556$83,887$86,217$88,548$90,878
GS-12$83,787$86,580$89,372$92,165$94,958$97,751$100,544$103,337$106,130$108,923
GS-13$99,632$102,953$106,275$109,596$112,917$116,238$119,559$122,880$126,202$129,523
GS-14$117,736$121,661$125,585$129,510$133,434$137,359$141,283$145,208$149,132$153,057
GS-15$138,489$143,105$147,721$152,338$156,954$161,570$164,200*$164,200*$164,200*$164,200*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*

* 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.

Houston Pay Locality Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in the Houston 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 Houston pay area.

Common Occupations in Houston Locality

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Aerospace Engineering 1,029 $134,083.00 $33.00
General Engineering 663 $131,888.00 $44.00
Veterans Claims Examining 313 $81,480.00 $238.00
Medical Support Assistance 276 $46,997.00 $8.00
Nursing Assistant 237 $42,521.00 $2.00
Social Insurance Administration 209 $85,236.00 $286.00
Social Work 182 $86,072.00 $5.00
General Health Science 174 $76,703.00 $130.00
Management And Program Analysis 167 $111,220.00 $81.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 160 $50,919.00 $34.00
Contact Representative 158 $57,568.00 $226.00
Practical Nurse 136 $50,961.00 $5.00
Contracting 114 $113,746.00 $276.00
Health Aid And Technician 112 $48,968.00 $4.00
Pharmacist 109 $115,225.00 $7.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 105 $135,356.00 $103.00
Electronics Engineering 101 $127,743.00 $0.00

This table lists the top seventeen occupations held by the approximately 4,245 federal employees working in the Houston Locality, across all agencies, as well as average yearly compensation for Houston Locality based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Houston Locality

Agency Houston Locality Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2,179 $125,673.00 $90.00
Veterans Health Administration 1,386 $64,796.00 $24.00
Social Security Administration 367 $71,402.00 $256.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 313 $81,480.00 $238.00

There are four Federal agencies with a significant workforce in the Houston 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 Houston Locality

There are approximately 4,245 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within the Houston pay area. The average federal employee in the Houston lcality earns $88,040 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $87.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in the Houston locality is Aerospace Engineering. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in the Houston locality is the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, which has total of 2,179 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in the Houston 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 Houston locality area include Houston, Pasadena and Pearland.

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