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Texas San Antonio General Schedule Payscale

1,018 federal employees †
$67,665 average yearly pay
+1% salary raise this year

The San Antonio Locality Area is a General Schedule locality primarily located within Texas. Federal employees who work within the San Antonio locality area receive a locality adjustment of 16.07%, 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 San Antonio, 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 San Antonio's 16.07% 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$22,330$23,077$23,821$24,558$25,301$25,735$26,469$27,210$27,239$27,932
GS-2$25,107$25,705$26,536$27,239$27,545$28,355$29,165$29,975$30,785$31,595
GS-3$27,394$28,307$29,221$30,134$31,046$31,960$32,873$33,787$34,700$35,613
GS-4$30,753$31,778$32,801$33,826$34,851$35,876$36,900$37,925$38,950$39,973
GS-5$34,407$35,553$36,700$37,846$38,993$40,139$41,286$42,432$43,578$44,725
GS-6$38,353$39,632$40,910$42,189$43,468$44,747$46,026$47,305$48,585$49,864
GS-7$42,620$44,040$45,461$46,882$48,304$49,724$51,145$52,566$53,986$55,407
GS-8$47,200$48,774$50,347$51,919$53,493$55,066$56,640$58,213$59,785$61,359
GS-9$52,133$53,870$55,608$57,346$59,082$60,820$62,557$64,295$66,032$67,770
GS-10$57,411$59,325$61,237$63,150$65,064$66,977$68,890$70,803$72,717$74,630
GS-11$63,076$65,178$67,281$69,384$71,488$73,591$75,694$77,797$79,900$82,003
GS-12$75,601$78,122$80,642$83,163$85,683$88,204$90,724$93,245$95,765$98,286
GS-13$89,900$92,897$95,892$98,889$101,886$104,882$107,879$110,875$113,872$116,867
GS-14$106,235$109,777$113,318$116,859$120,402$123,943$127,484$131,026$134,567$138,109
GS-15$124,961$129,127$133,292$137,457$141,623$145,787$149,953$154,118$158,283$162,448
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,109$22,850$23,585$24,316$25,051$25,481$26,207$26,941$26,970$27,656
GS-2$24,859$25,451$26,274$26,970$27,273$28,075$28,877$29,679$30,481$31,283
GS-3$27,123$28,027$28,932$29,836$30,740$31,644$32,548$33,453$34,357$35,261
GS-4$30,449$31,463$32,478$33,492$34,506$35,521$36,535$37,550$38,564$39,579
GS-5$34,067$35,202$36,337$37,472$38,607$39,742$40,878$42,013$43,148$44,283
GS-6$37,973$39,240$40,506$41,772$43,039$44,305$45,571$46,838$48,104$49,370
GS-7$42,198$43,605$45,012$46,419$47,825$49,232$50,639$52,046$53,453$54,859
GS-8$46,733$48,291$49,849$51,406$52,964$54,522$56,079$57,637$59,195$60,752
GS-9$51,617$53,338$55,058$56,778$58,498$60,218$61,938$63,659$65,379$67,099
GS-10$56,843$58,737$60,631$62,526$64,420$66,314$68,209$70,103$71,997$73,891
GS-11$62,451$64,534$66,616$68,698$70,781$72,863$74,945$77,028$79,110$81,192
GS-12$74,854$77,349$79,845$82,340$84,836$87,331$89,827$92,322$94,818$97,313
GS-13$89,011$91,977$94,944$97,911$100,878$103,844$106,811$109,778$112,745$115,711
GS-14$105,184$108,690$112,197$115,703$119,210$122,716$126,223$129,729$133,236$136,742
GS-15$123,725$127,849$131,973$136,097$140,221$144,345$148,469$152,593$156,717$160,841

* 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.

San Antonio Pay Locality Federal Employment Statistics

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

Common Occupations in San Antonio Locality

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Medical Support Assistance 309 $39,965.00 $2.00
Nursing Assistant 166 $35,727.00 $20.00
Social Insurance Administration 148 $73,482.00 $250.00
Social Work 146 $79,120.00 $38.00
Practical Nurse 136 $59,980.00 $43.00
Pharmacist 113 $117,713.00 $0.00

This table lists the top six occupations held by the approximately 1,018 federal employees working in the San Antonio Locality, across all agencies, as well as average yearly compensation for San Antonio Locality based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in San Antonio Locality

Agency San Antonio Locality Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Health Administration 870 $66,501.00 $21.00
Social Security Administration 148 $73,482.00 $250.00

There are two Federal agencies with a significant workforce in the San Antonio 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 San Antonio Locality

There are approximately 1,018 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within the San Antonio pay area. The average federal employee in the San Antonio lcality earns $67,665 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $59.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in the San Antonio locality is Medical Support Assistance. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in the San Antonio locality is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 870 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in the San Antonio 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 San Antonio locality area include Joint Base San Antonio and Randolph Air Force Base.

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