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California Los Angeles General Schedule Payscale

4,133 federal employees †
$67,443 average yearly pay
+1% salary raise this year

The Los Angeles Locality Area is a General Schedule locality primarily located within California. Federal employees who work within the Los Angeles locality area receive a locality adjustment of 32.41%, 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 Los Angeles, 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 2021 General Schedule pay table, with Los Angeles' 32.41% 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$26,135$27,012$27,880$28,745$29,613$30,122$30,981$31,847$31,882$32,692
GS-2$29,387$30,086$31,059$31,882$32,241$33,189$34,137$35,085$36,033$36,981
GS-3$32,064$33,133$34,202$35,270$36,339$37,407$38,476$39,544$40,613$41,681
GS-4$35,994$37,194$38,394$39,593$40,793$41,993$43,192$44,392$45,591$46,791
GS-5$40,271$41,614$42,956$44,299$45,642$46,984$48,327$49,670$51,012$52,355
GS-6$44,891$46,387$47,883$49,380$50,876$52,372$53,868$55,365$56,861$58,357
GS-7$49,884$51,547$53,210$54,873$56,536$58,199$59,863$61,526$63,189$64,852
GS-8$55,245$57,087$58,929$60,771$62,613$64,455$66,296$68,138$69,980$71,822
GS-9$61,019$63,052$65,086$67,120$69,154$71,188$73,221$75,255$77,289$79,323
GS-10$67,195$69,436$71,676$73,917$76,157$78,397$80,638$82,878$85,118$87,359
GS-11$73,827$76,288$78,750$81,211$83,673$86,134$88,596$91,057$93,519$95,980
GS-12$88,488$91,438$94,388$97,339$100,289$103,239$106,189$109,139$112,089$115,039
GS-13$105,224$108,731$112,239$115,746$119,254$122,761$126,269$129,776$133,284$136,791
GS-14$124,342$128,487$132,631$136,776$140,920$145,064$149,209$153,353$157,498$161,642
GS-15$146,260$151,135$156,011$160,886$165,761$170,637$172,500*$172,500*$172,500*$172,500*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$25,877$26,744$27,605$28,460$29,321$29,824$30,674$31,532$31,567$32,372
GS-2$29,096$29,788$30,752$31,567$31,921$32,860$33,799$34,738$35,677$36,615
GS-3$31,747$32,805$33,863$34,920$35,978$37,036$38,094$39,152$40,210$41,268
GS-4$35,638$36,826$38,014$39,201$40,389$41,577$42,764$43,952$45,140$46,328
GS-5$39,873$41,202$42,531$43,861$45,190$46,520$47,849$49,178$50,508$51,837
GS-6$44,446$45,928$47,409$48,891$50,373$51,854$53,336$54,818$56,299$57,781
GS-7$49,390$51,036$52,682$54,328$55,974$57,620$59,265$60,911$62,557$64,203
GS-8$54,699$56,522$58,345$60,168$61,992$63,815$65,638$67,462$69,285$71,108
GS-9$60,415$62,429$64,443$66,457$68,471$70,484$72,498$74,512$76,526$78,540
GS-10$66,531$68,749$70,966$73,184$75,402$77,620$79,838$82,056$84,274$86,492
GS-11$73,096$75,532$77,968$80,405$82,841$85,277$87,714$90,150$92,586$95,023
GS-12$87,612$90,533$93,454$96,375$99,296$102,217$105,138$108,058$110,979$113,900
GS-13$104,182$107,655$111,128$114,601$118,074$121,547$125,020$128,493$131,966$135,440
GS-14$123,111$127,214$131,318$135,421$139,524$143,628$147,731$151,835$155,938$160,041
GS-15$144,812$149,639$154,467$159,295$164,122$168,950$170,800*$170,800*$170,800*$170,800*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$25,042$25,881$26,715$27,542$28,375$28,862$29,685$30,516$30,548$31,325
GS-2$28,157$28,827$29,760$30,548$30,892$31,800$32,708$33,617$34,525$35,434
GS-3$30,722$31,746$32,770$33,794$34,819$35,843$36,867$37,891$38,915$39,939
GS-4$34,489$35,638$36,787$37,936$39,085$40,234$41,383$42,532$43,681$44,830
GS-5$38,586$39,872$41,158$42,444$43,730$45,015$46,301$47,587$48,873$50,158
GS-6$43,012$44,446$45,880$47,315$48,749$50,183$51,618$53,052$54,486$55,921
GS-7$47,797$49,391$50,984$52,577$54,171$55,764$57,358$58,951$60,545$62,138
GS-8$52,934$54,698$56,462$58,227$59,991$61,755$63,520$65,284$67,048$68,813
GS-9$58,466$60,414$62,363$64,311$66,260$68,208$70,156$72,105$74,053$76,001
GS-10$64,385$66,530$68,676$70,822$72,967$75,113$77,258$79,404$81,550$83,695
GS-11$70,737$73,096$75,455$77,813$80,172$82,530$84,889$87,247$89,606$91,965
GS-12$84,785$87,612$90,438$93,265$96,091$98,918$101,745$104,571$107,398$110,224
GS-13$100,820$104,181$107,541$110,902$114,262$117,622$120,983$124,343$127,703$131,064
GS-14$119,139$123,111$127,083$131,055$135,026$138,998$142,970$146,941$150,913$154,885
GS-15$140,140$144,812$149,483$154,154$158,825$163,496$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$24,528$25,349$26,165$26,976$27,792$28,268$29,074$29,889$29,920$30,687
GS-2$27,578$28,234$29,147$29,920$30,260$31,150$32,041$32,931$33,822$34,712
GS-3$30,090$31,093$32,095$33,098$34,101$35,104$36,107$37,109$38,112$39,115
GS-4$33,780$34,905$36,031$37,156$38,282$39,407$40,533$41,658$42,784$43,909
GS-5$37,793$39,053$40,313$41,573$42,833$44,093$45,353$46,613$47,873$49,133
GS-6$42,127$43,531$44,934$46,338$47,742$49,145$50,549$51,952$53,356$54,760
GS-7$46,815$48,375$49,935$51,496$53,056$54,616$56,176$57,737$59,297$60,857
GS-8$51,845$53,574$55,303$57,032$58,760$60,489$62,218$63,947$65,675$67,404
GS-9$57,264$59,173$61,082$62,991$64,900$66,809$68,718$70,627$72,536$74,444
GS-10$63,061$65,164$67,266$69,368$71,470$73,572$75,674$77,777$79,879$81,981
GS-11$69,283$71,593$73,903$76,212$78,522$80,832$83,142$85,452$87,761$90,071
GS-12$83,043$85,811$88,579$91,347$94,115$96,883$99,651$102,419$105,187$107,955
GS-13$98,747$102,039$105,331$108,622$111,914$115,206$118,497$121,789$125,081$128,373
GS-14$116,690$120,580$124,470$128,359$132,249$136,139$140,028$143,918$147,808$151,698
GS-15$137,259$141,834$146,409$150,985$155,560$160,135$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$24,019$24,823$25,621$26,416$27,215$27,682$28,471$29,268$29,300$30,041
GS-2$27,005$27,648$28,542$29,300$29,629$30,500$31,371$32,243$33,114$33,985
GS-3$29,466$30,448$31,431$32,414$33,397$34,379$35,362$36,345$37,328$38,308
GS-4$33,079$34,181$35,283$36,385$37,487$38,589$39,691$40,793$41,895$42,997
GS-5$37,009$38,243$39,477$40,711$41,946$43,180$44,414$45,648$46,883$48,117
GS-6$41,253$42,629$44,005$45,380$46,756$48,131$49,507$50,882$52,258$53,634
GS-7$45,843$47,372$48,900$50,429$51,957$53,486$55,014$56,543$58,072$59,600
GS-8$50,770$52,462$54,154$55,845$57,537$59,229$60,921$62,613$64,305$65,997
GS-9$56,075$57,944$59,814$61,684$63,553$65,423$67,292$69,162$71,031$72,901
GS-10$61,752$63,811$65,870$67,929$69,988$72,047$74,105$76,164$78,223$80,282
GS-11$67,845$70,106$72,367$74,628$76,889$79,150$81,411$83,672$85,933$88,194
GS-12$81,319$84,030$86,741$89,452$92,163$94,874$97,585$100,296$103,007$105,718
GS-13$96,698$99,921$103,144$106,367$109,591$112,814$116,037$119,260$122,483$125,706
GS-14$114,268$118,077$121,887$125,696$129,505$133,314$137,123$140,932$144,741$148,550
GS-15$134,411$138,891$143,372$147,853$152,334$156,814$161,295$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$23,415$24,197$24,976$25,751$26,529$26,985$27,755$28,531$28,562$29,284
GS-2$26,325$26,952$27,824$28,562$28,886$29,736$30,586$31,436$32,287$33,137
GS-3$28,724$29,681$30,639$31,596$32,553$33,511$34,468$35,425$36,383$37,340
GS-4$32,246$33,320$34,395$35,470$36,545$37,620$38,695$39,769$40,844$41,919
GS-5$36,076$37,279$38,481$39,684$40,886$42,089$43,291$44,494$45,696$46,899
GS-6$40,215$41,555$42,896$44,236$45,576$46,916$48,257$49,597$50,937$52,278
GS-7$44,689$46,179$47,668$49,158$50,648$52,137$53,627$55,117$56,606$58,096
GS-8$49,491$51,140$52,790$54,439$56,088$57,737$59,387$61,036$62,685$64,334
GS-9$54,664$56,485$58,307$60,128$61,950$63,771$65,593$67,415$69,236$71,058
GS-10$60,197$62,204$64,211$66,217$68,224$70,230$72,237$74,244$76,250$78,257
GS-11$66,137$68,341$70,546$72,750$74,955$77,159$79,364$81,568$83,773$85,977
GS-12$79,272$81,914$84,557$87,199$89,841$92,484$95,126$97,768$100,411$103,053
GS-13$94,264$97,407$100,550$103,693$106,835$109,978$113,121$116,264$119,406$122,549
GS-14$111,391$115,105$118,818$122,531$126,245$129,958$133,671$137,385$141,098$144,811
GS-15$131,028$135,396$139,764$144,132$148,500$152,869$157,237$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$23,094$23,865$24,633$25,398$26,166$26,616$27,375$28,141$28,170$28,881
GS-2$25,965$26,583$27,442$28,170$28,488$29,326$30,164$31,002$31,840$32,678
GS-3$28,330$29,275$30,220$31,164$32,109$33,054$33,999$34,944$35,888$36,833
GS-4$31,804$32,865$33,925$34,986$36,046$37,107$38,167$39,228$40,288$41,349
GS-5$35,582$36,768$37,955$39,141$40,328$41,514$42,700$43,887$45,073$46,260
GS-6$39,664$40,986$42,309$43,631$44,954$46,276$47,599$48,921$50,243$51,566
GS-7$44,076$45,545$47,014$48,482$49,951$51,420$52,888$54,357$55,826$57,294
GS-8$48,813$50,441$52,068$53,696$55,324$56,951$58,579$60,206$61,834$63,462
GS-9$53,915$55,711$57,508$59,305$61,102$62,898$64,695$66,492$68,289$70,086
GS-10$59,372$61,351$63,329$65,308$67,287$69,265$71,244$73,223$75,201$77,180
GS-11$65,231$67,405$69,579$71,754$73,928$76,103$78,277$80,452$82,626$84,800
GS-12$78,186$80,792$83,399$86,006$88,613$91,219$93,826$96,433$99,040$101,647
GS-13$92,973$96,072$99,171$102,270$105,369$108,467$111,566$114,665$117,764$120,863
GS-14$109,865$113,527$117,189$120,852$124,514$128,176$131,838$135,500$139,163$142,825
GS-15$129,233$133,541$137,849$142,157$146,465$150,774$155,082$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$22,865$23,629$24,389$25,146$25,906$26,353$27,104$27,862$27,891$28,603
GS-2$25,708$26,320$27,170$27,891$28,203$29,032$29,861$30,690$31,519$32,348
GS-3$28,049$28,984$29,918$30,853$31,787$32,722$33,657$34,591$35,526$36,461
GS-4$31,489$32,538$33,587$34,636$35,685$36,734$37,783$38,832$39,881$40,930
GS-5$35,230$36,405$37,580$38,755$39,930$41,104$42,279$43,454$44,629$45,804
GS-6$39,271$40,579$41,888$43,196$44,505$45,813$47,122$48,430$49,739$51,047
GS-7$43,640$45,095$46,549$48,004$49,459$50,914$52,368$53,823$55,278$56,732
GS-8$48,330$49,941$51,552$53,163$54,774$56,385$57,996$59,608$61,219$62,830
GS-9$53,380$55,159$56,938$58,717$60,496$62,275$64,054$65,833$67,612$69,391
GS-10$58,785$60,744$62,704$64,663$66,623$68,582$70,542$72,502$74,461$76,421
GS-11$64,585$66,737$68,890$71,043$73,196$75,349$77,501$79,654$81,807$83,960
GS-12$77,411$79,991$82,571$85,151$87,731$90,312$92,892$95,472$98,052$100,632
GS-13$92,052$95,121$98,189$101,258$104,326$107,394$110,463$113,531$116,599$119,668
GS-14$108,778$112,403$116,028$119,654$123,279$126,904$130,530$134,155$137,780$141,406
GS-15$127,953$132,218$136,483$140,748$145,013$149,278$153,543$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$22,638$23,395$24,148$24,897$25,649$26,092$26,836$27,586$27,615$28,317
GS-2$25,454$26,059$26,901$27,615$27,926$28,747$29,569$30,390$31,211$32,033
GS-3$27,772$28,697$29,623$30,549$31,475$32,400$33,326$34,252$35,178$36,103
GS-4$31,177$32,216$33,255$34,294$35,333$36,372$37,410$38,449$39,488$40,527
GS-5$34,881$36,044$37,206$38,368$39,530$40,692$41,855$43,017$44,179$45,341
GS-6$38,882$40,177$41,473$42,769$44,065$45,361$46,656$47,952$49,248$50,544
GS-7$43,208$44,648$46,089$47,530$48,971$50,411$51,852$53,293$54,733$56,174
GS-8$47,852$49,446$51,041$52,635$54,230$55,825$57,419$59,014$60,608$62,203
GS-9$52,852$54,613$56,374$58,135$59,896$61,657$63,419$65,180$66,941$68,702
GS-10$58,202$60,143$62,083$64,024$65,964$67,905$69,845$71,786$73,726$75,667
GS-11$63,945$66,076$68,207$70,339$72,470$74,601$76,732$78,863$80,995$83,126
GS-12$76,644$79,199$81,754$84,308$86,863$89,418$91,972$94,527$97,082$99,636
GS-13$91,141$94,179$97,216$100,254$103,292$106,330$109,368$112,406$115,443$118,481
GS-14$107,701$111,290$114,880$118,470$122,060$125,649$129,239$132,829$136,419$140,008
GS-15$126,687$130,910$135,133$139,356$143,579$147,802$152,025$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$22,638$23,395$24,148$24,897$25,649$26,092$26,836$27,586$27,615$28,317
GS-2$25,454$26,059$26,901$27,615$27,926$28,747$29,569$30,390$31,211$32,033
GS-3$27,772$28,697$29,623$30,549$31,475$32,400$33,326$34,252$35,178$36,103
GS-4$31,177$32,216$33,255$34,294$35,333$36,372$37,410$38,449$39,488$40,527
GS-5$34,881$36,044$37,206$38,368$39,530$40,692$41,855$43,017$44,179$45,341
GS-6$38,882$40,177$41,473$42,769$44,065$45,361$46,656$47,952$49,248$50,544
GS-7$43,208$44,648$46,089$47,530$48,971$50,411$51,852$53,293$54,733$56,174
GS-8$47,852$49,446$51,041$52,635$54,230$55,825$57,419$59,014$60,608$62,203
GS-9$52,852$54,613$56,374$58,135$59,896$61,657$63,419$65,180$66,941$68,702
GS-10$58,202$60,143$62,083$64,024$65,964$67,905$69,845$71,786$73,726$75,667
GS-11$63,945$66,076$68,207$70,339$72,470$74,601$76,732$78,863$80,995$83,126
GS-12$76,644$79,199$81,754$84,308$86,863$89,418$91,972$94,527$97,082$99,636
GS-13$91,141$94,179$97,216$100,254$103,292$106,330$109,368$112,406$115,443$118,481
GS-14$107,701$111,290$114,880$118,470$122,060$125,649$129,239$132,829$136,419$140,008
GS-15$126,687$130,910$135,133$139,356$143,579$147,802$152,025$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$22,638$23,395$24,148$24,897$25,649$26,092$26,836$27,586$27,615$28,317
GS-2$25,454$26,059$26,901$27,615$27,926$28,747$29,569$30,390$31,211$32,033
GS-3$27,772$28,697$29,623$30,549$31,475$32,400$33,326$34,252$35,178$36,103
GS-4$31,177$32,216$33,255$34,294$35,333$36,372$37,410$38,449$39,488$40,527
GS-5$34,881$36,044$37,206$38,368$39,530$40,692$41,855$43,017$44,179$45,341
GS-6$38,882$40,177$41,473$42,769$44,065$45,361$46,656$47,952$49,248$50,544
GS-7$43,208$44,648$46,089$47,530$48,971$50,411$51,852$53,293$54,733$56,174
GS-8$47,852$49,446$51,041$52,635$54,230$55,825$57,419$59,014$60,608$62,203
GS-9$52,852$54,613$56,374$58,135$59,896$61,657$63,419$65,180$66,941$68,702
GS-10$58,202$60,143$62,083$64,024$65,964$67,905$69,845$71,786$73,726$75,667
GS-11$63,945$66,076$68,207$70,339$72,470$74,601$76,732$78,863$80,995$83,126
GS-12$76,644$79,199$81,754$84,308$86,863$89,418$91,972$94,527$97,082$99,636
GS-13$91,141$94,179$97,216$100,254$103,292$106,330$109,368$112,406$115,443$118,481
GS-14$107,701$111,290$114,880$118,470$122,060$125,649$129,239$132,829$136,419$140,008
GS-15$126,687$130,910$135,133$139,356$143,579$147,802$152,025$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$22,638$23,395$24,148$24,897$25,649$26,092$26,836$27,586$27,615$28,317
GS-2$25,454$26,059$26,901$27,615$27,926$28,747$29,569$30,390$31,211$32,033
GS-3$27,772$28,697$29,623$30,549$31,475$32,400$33,326$34,252$35,178$36,103
GS-4$31,177$32,216$33,255$34,294$35,333$36,372$37,410$38,449$39,488$40,527
GS-5$34,881$36,044$37,206$38,368$39,530$40,692$41,855$43,017$44,179$45,341
GS-6$38,882$40,177$41,473$42,769$44,065$45,361$46,656$47,952$49,248$50,544
GS-7$43,208$44,648$46,089$47,530$48,971$50,411$51,852$53,293$54,733$56,174
GS-8$47,852$49,446$51,041$52,635$54,230$55,825$57,419$59,014$60,608$62,203
GS-9$52,852$54,613$56,374$58,135$59,896$61,657$63,419$65,180$66,941$68,702
GS-10$58,202$60,143$62,083$64,024$65,964$67,905$69,845$71,786$73,726$75,667
GS-11$63,945$66,076$68,207$70,339$72,470$74,601$76,732$78,863$80,995$83,126
GS-12$76,644$79,199$81,754$84,308$86,863$89,418$91,972$94,527$97,082$99,636
GS-13$91,141$94,179$97,216$100,254$103,292$106,330$109,368$112,406$115,443$118,481
GS-14$107,701$111,290$114,880$118,470$122,060$125,649$129,239$132,829$136,419$140,008
GS-15$126,687$130,910$135,133$139,356$143,579$147,802$152,025$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$22,190$22,931$23,669$24,404$25,141$25,575$26,304$27,039$27,068$27,761
GS-2$24,949$25,542$26,367$27,068$27,370$28,175$28,980$29,784$30,589$31,393
GS-3$27,221$28,128$29,035$29,942$30,849$31,757$32,664$33,571$34,478$35,385
GS-4$30,560$31,578$32,597$33,615$34,633$35,652$36,670$37,689$38,707$39,725
GS-5$34,191$35,330$36,470$37,610$38,750$39,890$41,030$42,170$43,309$44,449
GS-6$38,111$39,381$40,651$41,922$43,192$44,462$45,732$47,002$48,272$49,543
GS-7$42,352$43,764$45,175$46,587$47,999$49,411$50,823$52,235$53,647$55,058
GS-8$46,904$48,467$50,031$51,595$53,158$54,722$56,286$57,849$59,413$60,977
GS-9$51,805$53,531$55,258$56,985$58,712$60,439$62,166$63,893$65,619$67,346
GS-10$57,050$58,951$60,853$62,754$64,655$66,557$68,458$70,360$72,261$74,163
GS-11$62,678$64,767$66,855$68,944$71,033$73,122$75,210$77,299$79,388$81,476
GS-12$75,125$77,629$80,133$82,636$85,140$87,644$90,147$92,651$95,154$97,658
GS-13$89,335$92,313$95,291$98,269$101,247$104,225$107,203$110,181$113,159$116,137
GS-14$105,566$109,086$112,605$116,125$119,644$123,164$126,683$130,203$133,722$137,242
GS-15$124,177$128,317$132,456$136,595$140,735$144,874$149,014$153,153$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$21,246$21,955$22,662$23,365$24,072$24,487$25,185$25,889$25,916$26,578
GS-2$23,887$24,456$25,246$25,916$26,206$26,976$27,746$28,516$29,287$30,057
GS-3$26,063$26,932$27,801$28,670$29,538$30,407$31,276$32,145$33,013$33,882
GS-4$29,259$30,235$31,211$32,187$33,163$34,139$35,115$36,091$37,067$38,043
GS-5$32,735$33,826$34,917$36,007$37,098$38,188$39,279$40,370$41,460$42,551
GS-6$36,490$37,706$38,923$40,139$41,356$42,572$43,789$45,005$46,221$47,438
GS-7$40,550$41,901$43,253$44,604$45,955$47,306$48,657$50,008$51,359$52,710
GS-8$44,908$46,405$47,902$49,399$50,895$52,392$53,889$55,386$56,883$58,380
GS-9$49,600$51,254$52,908$54,562$56,216$57,870$59,524$61,178$62,832$64,486
GS-10$54,622$56,443$58,264$60,085$61,906$63,727$65,548$67,369$69,190$71,011
GS-11$60,012$62,012$64,013$66,013$68,014$70,014$72,014$74,015$76,015$78,016
GS-12$71,928$74,327$76,725$79,123$81,521$83,919$86,317$88,715$91,113$93,511
GS-13$85,534$88,386$91,238$94,089$96,941$99,793$102,645$105,497$108,348$111,200
GS-14$101,074$104,443$107,812$111,181$114,550$117,919$121,288$124,657$128,026$131,395
GS-15$118,894$122,858$126,821$130,785$134,748$138,712$142,675$146,639$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$20,626$21,315$22,002$22,684$23,370$23,773$24,450$25,133$25,161$25,796
GS-2$23,191$23,742$24,510$25,161$25,441$26,189$26,937$27,685$28,433$29,181
GS-3$25,303$26,147$26,990$27,834$28,677$29,520$30,364$31,207$32,051$32,894
GS-4$28,405$29,352$30,298$31,244$32,191$33,137$34,083$35,030$35,976$36,922
GS-5$31,780$32,839$33,899$34,958$36,017$37,076$38,136$39,195$40,254$41,313
GS-6$35,425$36,606$37,787$38,968$40,149$41,329$42,510$43,691$44,872$46,052
GS-7$39,367$40,679$41,992$43,304$44,616$45,928$47,241$48,553$49,865$51,177
GS-8$43,598$45,051$46,505$47,959$49,412$50,866$52,320$53,773$55,227$56,680
GS-9$48,153$49,758$51,363$52,968$54,573$56,178$57,783$59,388$60,993$62,598
GS-10$53,029$54,796$56,564$58,331$60,099$61,866$63,634$65,401$67,168$68,936
GS-11$58,262$60,204$62,146$64,089$66,031$67,973$69,916$71,858$73,800$75,743
GS-12$69,830$72,158$74,486$76,814$79,142$81,470$83,798$86,126$88,454$90,783
GS-13$83,039$85,808$88,576$91,344$94,113$96,881$99,649$102,418$105,186$107,954
GS-14$98,126$101,397$104,668$107,938$111,209$114,480$117,750$121,021$124,292$127,562
GS-15$115,426$119,273$123,121$126,968$130,816$134,663$138,511$142,358$145,400*$145,400*

* The 2021 General Schedule payscale is capped at a maximum salary of $172,500 per year, which is Level 4 of the Senior Executive Service payscale.

Los Angeles Pay Locality Federal Employment Statistics

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

Common Occupations in Los Angeles Locality

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Medical Support Assistance 758 $45,233.00 $0.00
Practical Nurse 560 $55,041.00 $0.00
Social Work 539 $87,069.00 $0.00
Forestry Technician 485 $45,030.00 $0.00
Nursing Assistant 386 $43,138.00 $0.00
Social Insurance Administration 300 $86,528.00 $0.00
Veterans Claims Examining 177 $82,991.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 171 $93,511.00 $0.00
Contact Representative 168 $57,645.00 $0.00
Aerospace Engineering 140 $129,907.00 $0.00
General Health Science 131 $91,963.00 $0.00
Pharmacist 114 $141,151.00 $0.00
Health Aid And Technician 103 $56,408.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 101 $50,116.00 $0.00

This table lists the top fourteen occupations held by the approximately 4,133 federal employees working in the Los Angeles Locality, across all agencies, as well as average yearly compensation for Los Angeles Locality based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Los Angeles Locality

Agency Los Angeles Locality Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Health Administration 2,692 $65,863.00 $0.00
Forest Service 485 $45,030.00 $0.00
Social Security Administration 468 $72,087.00 $0.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 177 $82,991.00 $0.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 171 $93,511.00 $0.00
Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center 140 $129,907.00 $0.00

There are six Federal agencies with a significant workforce in the Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles Locality

There are approximately 4,133 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within the Los Angeles pay area. The average federal employee in the Los Angeles lcality earns $67,443 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $0.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in the Los Angeles locality is Medical Support Assistance. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in the Los Angeles locality is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 2,692 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in the Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles locality area include Anaheim, Bakersfield, Fort Irwin, Burbank, Corona, Costa Mesa, Downey, El Monte, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Fontana, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Glendale, Huntington Beach, Inglewood, Irvine, Lancaster, Loma Linda, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Long Beach, Joint Forces Training Base, Los Angeles, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norwalk, Ontario, Orange, Naval Air Station Point Mugu, Palmdale, Pasadena, Pomona, Naval Base Ventura County, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Camp Haan, San Bernardino, San Buenaventura (Ventura), Camp San Luis Obispo, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita, Santa Maria, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Temecula, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, West Covina and Edwards Air Force Base.

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