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California San Francisco General Schedule Payscale

3,349 federal employees †
$87,553 average yearly pay
+1% salary raise this year

The San Francisco Locality Area is a General Schedule locality primarily located within California. Federal employees who work within the San Francisco locality area receive a locality adjustment of 40.35%, 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 Francisco, 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 Francisco's 40.35% 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$27,001$27,904$28,804$29,695$30,593$31,118$32,005$32,902$32,937$33,775
GS-2$30,359$31,082$32,087$32,937$33,306$34,286$35,266$36,245$37,225$38,205
GS-3$33,124$34,229$35,333$36,438$37,541$38,645$39,750$40,854$41,959$43,062
GS-4$37,186$38,425$39,663$40,902$42,141$43,381$44,619$45,858$47,097$48,335
GS-5$41,604$42,991$44,377$45,763$47,149$48,536$49,922$51,308$52,694$54,081
GS-6$46,376$47,923$49,468$51,014$52,561$54,108$55,654$57,201$58,748$60,294
GS-7$51,535$53,253$54,971$56,689$58,408$60,126$61,844$63,562$65,280$66,997
GS-8$57,073$58,976$60,878$62,780$64,683$66,585$68,488$70,390$72,291$74,195
GS-9$63,038$65,139$67,240$69,341$71,441$73,542$75,643$77,744$79,845$81,946
GS-10$69,420$71,734$74,047$76,360$78,675$80,988$83,301$85,614$87,928$90,241
GS-11$76,270$78,812$81,355$83,898$86,442$88,985$91,528$94,071$96,614$99,157
GS-12$91,416$94,464$97,511$100,559$103,606$106,655$109,702$112,750$115,797$118,846
GS-13$108,705$112,329$115,952$119,575$123,199$126,822$130,446$134,068$137,692$141,314
GS-14$128,458$132,740$137,022$141,304$145,588$149,870$154,152$158,434$162,716$166,500*
GS-15$151,101$156,138$161,175$166,211$166,500*$166,500*$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$26,734$27,629$28,519$29,402$30,292$30,811$31,690$32,577$32,612$33,441
GS-2$30,059$30,775$31,770$32,612$32,978$33,948$34,918$35,887$36,857$37,827
GS-3$32,797$33,890$34,984$36,077$37,170$38,264$39,357$40,450$41,544$42,637
GS-4$36,818$38,045$39,271$40,498$41,725$42,951$44,178$45,405$46,631$47,858
GS-5$41,193$42,565$43,938$45,311$46,683$48,056$49,428$50,801$52,174$53,546
GS-6$45,917$47,448$48,979$50,511$52,042$53,573$55,104$56,635$58,167$59,698
GS-7$51,026$52,727$54,428$56,129$57,830$59,531$61,232$62,933$64,634$66,335
GS-8$56,509$58,393$60,276$62,160$64,043$65,927$67,810$69,694$71,577$73,461
GS-9$62,415$64,495$66,575$68,655$70,735$72,815$74,895$76,975$79,055$81,135
GS-10$68,734$71,024$73,315$75,605$77,896$80,186$82,477$84,767$87,058$89,348
GS-11$75,515$78,033$80,551$83,069$85,587$88,105$90,623$93,140$95,658$98,176
GS-12$90,512$93,529$96,547$99,564$102,582$105,599$108,617$111,634$114,652$117,669
GS-13$107,630$111,218$114,805$118,392$121,980$125,567$129,154$132,742$136,329$139,916
GS-14$127,187$131,427$135,667$139,906$144,146$148,386$152,626$156,866$161,106$165,346
GS-15$149,606$154,593$159,579$164,566$166,500*$166,500*$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$26,164$27,040$27,910$28,775$29,646$30,154$31,013$31,883$31,916$32,734
GS-2$29,417$30,118$31,091$31,916$32,278$33,228$34,178$35,128$36,078$37,028
GS-3$32,097$33,167$34,236$35,306$36,376$37,445$38,515$39,585$40,654$41,724
GS-4$36,033$37,234$38,434$39,635$40,836$42,036$43,237$44,437$45,638$46,838
GS-5$40,315$41,659$43,003$44,347$45,691$47,035$48,379$49,723$51,067$52,411
GS-6$44,937$46,435$47,932$49,429$50,926$52,424$53,921$55,418$56,915$58,413
GS-7$49,937$51,602$53,266$54,931$56,595$58,259$59,924$61,588$63,253$64,917
GS-8$55,304$57,148$58,992$60,836$62,680$64,524$66,368$68,212$70,056$71,901
GS-9$61,084$63,120$65,157$67,193$69,229$71,265$73,302$75,338$77,374$79,410
GS-10$67,268$69,510$71,753$73,995$76,238$78,480$80,723$82,965$85,207$87,450
GS-11$73,905$76,369$78,832$81,296$83,760$86,224$88,688$91,152$93,616$96,080
GS-12$88,582$91,535$94,488$97,440$100,393$103,346$106,298$109,251$112,204$115,157
GS-13$105,335$108,846$112,357$115,868$119,380$122,891$126,402$129,913$133,425$136,936
GS-14$124,475$128,624$132,773$136,922$141,071$145,220$149,369$153,519$157,668$161,817
GS-15$146,415$151,296$156,176$161,056$164,200*$164,200*$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$25,597$26,454$27,305$28,152$29,003$29,501$30,342$31,192$31,225$32,015
GS-2$28,779$29,465$30,418$31,225$31,576$32,504$33,433$34,361$35,290$36,219
GS-3$31,402$32,449$33,497$34,544$35,591$36,639$37,686$38,733$39,781$40,825
GS-4$35,253$36,427$37,602$38,776$39,950$41,125$42,299$43,474$44,648$45,823
GS-5$39,441$40,756$42,071$43,387$44,702$46,018$47,333$48,648$49,964$51,279
GS-6$43,964$45,430$46,896$48,362$49,828$51,294$52,760$54,226$55,692$57,158
GS-7$48,856$50,485$52,114$53,743$55,372$57,001$58,630$60,259$61,888$63,517
GS-8$54,106$55,909$57,712$59,515$61,318$63,122$64,925$66,728$68,531$70,334
GS-9$59,760$61,752$63,745$65,737$67,730$69,722$71,714$73,707$75,699$77,692
GS-10$65,810$68,005$70,199$72,393$74,587$76,781$78,975$81,169$83,363$85,558
GS-11$72,303$74,713$77,122$79,532$81,942$84,351$86,761$89,171$91,580$93,990
GS-12$86,663$89,552$92,441$95,330$98,220$101,109$103,998$106,887$109,776$112,665
GS-13$103,053$106,488$109,923$113,357$116,792$120,227$123,662$127,097$130,532$133,967
GS-14$121,778$125,837$129,896$133,956$138,015$142,075$146,134$150,194$154,253$158,312
GS-15$143,244$148,019$152,794$157,569$161,900*$161,900*$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$24,901$25,733$26,561$27,385$28,213$28,698$29,516$30,341$30,374$31,142
GS-2$27,996$28,662$29,589$30,374$30,719$31,623$32,527$33,431$34,335$35,239
GS-3$30,546$31,565$32,583$33,601$34,619$35,637$36,655$37,673$38,691$39,710
GS-4$34,292$35,435$36,578$37,721$38,864$40,007$41,150$42,293$43,436$44,579
GS-5$38,366$39,644$40,923$42,202$43,481$44,759$46,038$47,317$48,596$49,875
GS-6$42,767$44,192$45,617$47,043$48,468$49,894$51,319$52,744$54,170$55,595
GS-7$47,525$49,109$50,693$52,277$53,862$55,446$57,030$58,614$60,198$61,783
GS-8$52,632$54,386$56,139$57,893$59,647$61,401$63,155$64,909$66,663$68,417
GS-9$58,132$60,069$62,007$63,944$65,881$67,818$69,755$71,692$73,629$75,567
GS-10$64,017$66,151$68,285$70,419$72,553$74,687$76,821$78,955$81,089$83,223
GS-11$70,333$72,678$75,022$77,367$79,711$82,055$84,400$86,744$89,089$91,433
GS-12$84,302$87,112$89,922$92,732$95,542$98,352$101,162$103,972$106,782$109,592
GS-13$100,246$103,588$106,930$110,272$113,615$116,957$120,299$123,641$126,983$130,325
GS-14$118,460$122,408$126,357$130,306$134,255$138,204$142,153$146,102$150,051$154,000
GS-15$139,342$143,987$148,633$153,278$157,923$160,300*$160,300*$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$24,545$25,365$26,181$26,994$27,810$28,288$29,095$29,909$29,940$30,695
GS-2$27,596$28,253$29,167$29,940$30,278$31,168$32,059$32,950$33,840$34,731
GS-3$30,110$31,114$32,118$33,123$34,127$35,131$36,135$37,139$38,143$39,148
GS-4$33,802$34,930$36,057$37,184$38,311$39,438$40,565$41,692$42,820$43,947
GS-5$37,818$39,079$40,340$41,601$42,861$44,122$45,383$46,644$47,905$49,166
GS-6$42,156$43,562$44,967$46,373$47,778$49,184$50,589$51,995$53,400$54,806
GS-7$46,846$48,407$49,968$51,529$53,090$54,651$56,212$57,773$59,334$60,895
GS-8$51,880$53,610$55,340$57,070$58,800$60,530$62,260$63,989$65,719$67,449
GS-9$57,302$59,212$61,122$63,031$64,941$66,851$68,760$70,670$72,580$74,489
GS-10$63,103$65,206$67,309$69,412$71,515$73,618$75,720$77,823$79,926$82,029
GS-11$69,329$71,640$73,951$76,262$78,574$80,885$83,196$85,507$87,818$90,129
GS-12$83,098$85,869$88,639$91,410$94,181$96,951$99,722$102,492$105,263$108,034
GS-13$98,815$102,109$105,402$108,696$111,989$115,283$118,577$121,870$125,164$128,457
GS-14$116,768$120,661$124,553$128,445$132,338$136,230$140,122$144,014$147,907$151,799
GS-15$137,353$141,932$146,511$151,090$155,668$158,700*$158,700*$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$24,301$25,114$25,922$26,726$27,534$28,008$28,807$29,613$29,644$30,401
GS-2$27,323$27,973$28,878$29,644$29,975$30,856$31,737$32,618$33,500$34,381
GS-3$29,811$30,805$31,798$32,791$33,785$34,778$35,772$36,765$37,758$38,752
GS-4$33,467$34,582$35,697$36,812$37,927$39,042$40,157$41,272$42,387$43,502
GS-5$37,443$38,692$39,941$41,190$42,438$43,687$44,936$46,185$47,434$48,682
GS-6$41,738$43,129$44,520$45,910$47,301$48,692$50,083$51,473$52,864$54,255
GS-7$46,382$47,928$49,474$51,020$52,567$54,113$55,659$57,205$58,751$60,297
GS-8$51,366$53,079$54,791$56,504$58,216$59,928$61,641$63,353$65,065$66,778
GS-9$56,735$58,625$60,516$62,407$64,298$66,188$68,079$69,970$71,861$73,751
GS-10$62,478$64,561$66,644$68,726$70,809$72,892$74,974$77,057$79,140$81,222
GS-11$68,643$70,931$73,219$75,507$77,795$80,083$82,371$84,659$86,947$89,235
GS-12$82,275$85,017$87,760$90,502$93,244$95,986$98,728$101,471$104,213$106,955
GS-13$97,836$101,098$104,359$107,620$110,881$114,142$117,403$120,665$123,926$127,187
GS-14$115,613$119,466$123,319$127,172$131,025$134,878$138,731$142,585$146,438$150,291
GS-15$135,993$140,526$145,059$149,592$154,125$155,500*$155,500*$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$24,061$24,865$25,665$26,461$27,261$27,731$28,522$29,319$29,351$30,097
GS-2$27,053$27,696$28,591$29,351$29,680$30,553$31,426$32,299$33,173$34,046
GS-3$29,517$30,501$31,485$32,468$33,452$34,436$35,420$36,404$37,388$38,372
GS-4$33,136$34,240$35,344$36,449$37,553$38,657$39,761$40,865$41,969$43,074
GS-5$37,073$38,308$39,544$40,779$42,014$43,249$44,485$45,720$46,955$48,190
GS-6$41,325$42,702$44,079$45,456$46,834$48,211$49,588$50,965$52,342$53,719
GS-7$45,923$47,454$48,985$50,516$52,048$53,579$55,110$56,641$58,173$59,704
GS-8$50,858$52,553$54,248$55,943$57,637$59,332$61,027$62,722$64,417$66,111
GS-9$56,172$58,044$59,916$61,788$63,660$65,532$67,403$69,275$71,147$73,019
GS-10$61,860$63,922$65,984$68,047$70,109$72,171$74,234$76,296$78,359$80,421
GS-11$67,963$70,228$72,493$74,758$77,023$79,288$81,554$83,819$86,084$88,349
GS-12$81,460$84,175$86,891$89,606$92,321$95,036$97,751$100,466$103,182$105,897
GS-13$96,867$100,096$103,325$106,554$109,782$113,011$116,240$119,469$122,697$125,926
GS-14$114,468$118,283$122,099$125,914$129,729$133,544$137,360$141,175$144,990$148,806
GS-15$134,647$139,136$143,624$148,112$152,601$155,500*$155,500*$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$24,061$24,865$25,665$26,461$27,261$27,731$28,522$29,319$29,351$30,097
GS-2$27,053$27,696$28,591$29,351$29,680$30,553$31,426$32,299$33,173$34,046
GS-3$29,517$30,501$31,485$32,468$33,452$34,436$35,420$36,404$37,388$38,372
GS-4$33,136$34,240$35,344$36,449$37,553$38,657$39,761$40,865$41,969$43,074
GS-5$37,073$38,308$39,544$40,779$42,014$43,249$44,485$45,720$46,955$48,190
GS-6$41,325$42,702$44,079$45,456$46,834$48,211$49,588$50,965$52,342$53,719
GS-7$45,923$47,454$48,985$50,516$52,048$53,579$55,110$56,641$58,173$59,704
GS-8$50,858$52,553$54,248$55,943$57,637$59,332$61,027$62,722$64,417$66,111
GS-9$56,172$58,044$59,916$61,788$63,660$65,532$67,403$69,275$71,147$73,019
GS-10$61,860$63,922$65,984$68,047$70,109$72,171$74,234$76,296$78,359$80,421
GS-11$67,963$70,228$72,493$74,758$77,023$79,288$81,554$83,819$86,084$88,349
GS-12$81,460$84,175$86,891$89,606$92,321$95,036$97,751$100,466$103,182$105,897
GS-13$96,867$100,096$103,325$106,554$109,782$113,011$116,240$119,469$122,697$125,926
GS-14$114,468$118,283$122,099$125,914$129,729$133,544$137,360$141,175$144,990$148,806
GS-15$134,647$139,136$143,624$148,112$152,601$155,500*$155,500*$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$24,061$24,865$25,665$26,461$27,261$27,731$28,522$29,319$29,351$30,097
GS-2$27,053$27,696$28,591$29,351$29,680$30,553$31,426$32,299$33,173$34,046
GS-3$29,517$30,501$31,485$32,468$33,452$34,436$35,420$36,404$37,388$38,372
GS-4$33,136$34,240$35,344$36,449$37,553$38,657$39,761$40,865$41,969$43,074
GS-5$37,073$38,308$39,544$40,779$42,014$43,249$44,485$45,720$46,955$48,190
GS-6$41,325$42,702$44,079$45,456$46,834$48,211$49,588$50,965$52,342$53,719
GS-7$45,923$47,454$48,985$50,516$52,048$53,579$55,110$56,641$58,173$59,704
GS-8$50,858$52,553$54,248$55,943$57,637$59,332$61,027$62,722$64,417$66,111
GS-9$56,172$58,044$59,916$61,788$63,660$65,532$67,403$69,275$71,147$73,019
GS-10$61,860$63,922$65,984$68,047$70,109$72,171$74,234$76,296$78,359$80,421
GS-11$67,963$70,228$72,493$74,758$77,023$79,288$81,554$83,819$86,084$88,349
GS-12$81,460$84,175$86,891$89,606$92,321$95,036$97,751$100,466$103,182$105,897
GS-13$96,867$100,096$103,325$106,554$109,782$113,011$116,240$119,469$122,697$125,926
GS-14$114,468$118,283$122,099$125,914$129,729$133,544$137,360$141,175$144,990$148,806
GS-15$134,647$139,136$143,624$148,112$152,601$155,500*$155,500*$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$24,061$24,865$25,665$26,461$27,261$27,731$28,522$29,319$29,351$30,097
GS-2$27,053$27,696$28,591$29,351$29,680$30,553$31,426$32,299$33,173$34,046
GS-3$29,517$30,501$31,485$32,468$33,452$34,436$35,420$36,404$37,388$38,372
GS-4$33,136$34,240$35,344$36,449$37,553$38,657$39,761$40,865$41,969$43,074
GS-5$37,073$38,308$39,544$40,779$42,014$43,249$44,485$45,720$46,955$48,190
GS-6$41,325$42,702$44,079$45,456$46,834$48,211$49,588$50,965$52,342$53,719
GS-7$45,923$47,454$48,985$50,516$52,048$53,579$55,110$56,641$58,173$59,704
GS-8$50,858$52,553$54,248$55,943$57,637$59,332$61,027$62,722$64,417$66,111
GS-9$56,172$58,044$59,916$61,788$63,660$65,532$67,403$69,275$71,147$73,019
GS-10$61,860$63,922$65,984$68,047$70,109$72,171$74,234$76,296$78,359$80,421
GS-11$67,963$70,228$72,493$74,758$77,023$79,288$81,554$83,819$86,084$88,349
GS-12$81,460$84,175$86,891$89,606$92,321$95,036$97,751$100,466$103,182$105,897
GS-13$96,867$100,096$103,325$106,554$109,782$113,011$116,240$119,469$122,697$125,926
GS-14$114,468$118,283$122,099$125,914$129,729$133,544$137,360$141,175$144,990$148,806
GS-15$134,647$139,136$143,624$148,112$152,601$155,500*$155,500*$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$23,565$24,352$25,136$25,916$26,699$27,160$27,934$28,715$28,746$29,482
GS-2$26,495$27,125$28,001$28,746$29,067$29,921$30,776$31,630$32,484$33,339
GS-3$28,908$29,871$30,835$31,798$32,761$33,725$34,688$35,651$36,614$37,578
GS-4$32,454$33,535$34,617$35,698$36,780$37,861$38,943$40,024$41,106$42,187
GS-5$36,309$37,520$38,730$39,941$41,151$42,362$43,572$44,783$45,993$47,204
GS-6$40,473$41,822$43,171$44,520$45,868$47,217$48,566$49,915$51,264$52,613
GS-7$44,976$46,476$47,975$49,474$50,974$52,473$53,972$55,472$56,971$58,470
GS-8$49,810$51,471$53,131$54,792$56,453$58,113$59,774$61,434$63,095$64,755
GS-9$55,015$56,849$58,683$60,517$62,350$64,184$66,018$67,852$69,686$71,520
GS-10$60,585$62,604$64,624$66,643$68,662$70,682$72,701$74,720$76,739$78,759
GS-11$66,562$68,780$70,999$73,217$75,435$77,653$79,871$82,089$84,307$86,525
GS-12$79,781$82,440$85,099$87,757$90,416$93,075$95,734$98,393$101,051$103,710
GS-13$94,871$98,034$101,196$104,359$107,522$110,684$113,847$117,009$120,172$123,335
GS-14$112,108$115,846$119,584$123,321$127,059$130,796$134,534$138,272$142,009$145,747
GS-15$131,873$136,269$140,664$145,060$149,456$153,200*$153,200*$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$22,404$23,151$23,897$24,638$25,383$25,821$26,557$27,299$27,328$28,026
GS-2$25,189$25,788$26,621$27,328$27,633$28,445$29,258$30,070$30,882$31,694
GS-3$27,483$28,399$29,315$30,232$31,148$32,064$32,980$33,896$34,812$35,728
GS-4$30,853$31,882$32,911$33,940$34,970$35,999$37,028$38,057$39,086$40,115
GS-5$34,519$35,669$36,819$37,969$39,119$40,269$41,419$42,569$43,719$44,869
GS-6$38,477$39,760$41,043$42,326$43,608$44,891$46,174$47,457$48,740$50,022
GS-7$42,759$44,184$45,609$47,034$48,458$49,883$51,308$52,732$54,157$55,582
GS-8$47,354$48,933$50,511$52,090$53,668$55,247$56,825$58,404$59,982$61,560
GS-9$52,303$54,047$55,791$57,535$59,279$61,023$62,767$64,511$66,255$67,999
GS-10$57,598$59,518$61,438$63,358$65,279$67,199$69,119$71,039$72,959$74,880
GS-11$63,281$65,390$67,500$69,609$71,719$73,828$75,938$78,047$80,157$82,266
GS-12$75,847$78,376$80,904$83,433$85,962$88,491$91,019$93,548$96,077$98,605
GS-13$90,194$93,201$96,208$99,215$102,222$105,229$108,237$111,244$114,251$117,258
GS-14$106,581$110,133$113,686$117,238$120,791$124,343$127,896$131,448$135,001$138,554
GS-15$125,371$129,551$133,730$137,909$142,089$146,268$149,000*$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$21,674$22,397$23,119$23,836$24,557$24,980$25,692$26,410$26,439$27,106
GS-2$24,369$24,948$25,755$26,439$26,733$27,519$28,305$29,091$29,877$30,663
GS-3$26,589$27,475$28,361$29,247$30,134$31,020$31,906$32,792$33,679$34,565
GS-4$29,848$30,843$31,837$32,831$33,826$34,820$35,815$36,809$37,804$38,798
GS-5$33,394$34,507$35,620$36,734$37,847$38,960$40,073$41,186$42,299$43,412
GS-6$37,225$38,466$39,706$40,947$42,188$43,429$44,669$45,910$47,151$48,392
GS-7$41,367$42,746$44,125$45,503$46,882$48,261$49,640$51,019$52,398$53,777
GS-8$45,812$47,340$48,867$50,395$51,922$53,450$54,977$56,505$58,032$59,560
GS-9$50,599$52,286$53,972$55,659$57,345$59,032$60,718$62,405$64,091$65,778
GS-10$55,723$57,580$59,437$61,294$63,151$65,009$66,866$68,723$70,580$72,437
GS-11$61,221$63,262$65,303$67,344$69,385$71,426$73,467$75,508$77,549$79,590
GS-12$73,377$75,823$78,270$80,716$83,162$85,609$88,055$90,501$92,947$95,394
GS-13$87,257$90,166$93,075$95,984$98,893$101,802$104,711$107,620$110,529$113,438
GS-14$103,111$106,547$109,984$113,421$116,858$120,295$123,731$127,168$130,605$134,042
GS-15$121,289$125,332$129,375$133,418$137,460$141,503$145,400*$145,400*$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.

San Francisco Pay Locality Federal Employment Statistics

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

Common Occupations in San Francisco Locality

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Contact Representative 785 $59,951.00 $243.00
Social Insurance Administration 558 $99,276.00 $314.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 337 $64,617.00 $290.00
Nursing Assistant 306 $47,263.00 $44.00
General Health Science 243 $94,611.00 $63.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 193 $128,431.00 $1,607.00
Aerospace Engineering 188 $144,221.00 $834.00
General Engineering 177 $151,651.00 $1,145.00
Medical Support Assistance 129 $49,278.00 $11.00
Veterans Claims Examining 126 $84,614.00 $125.00
Environmental Engineering 103 $117,545.00 $1,608.00
Worker's Compensation Claims Examining 102 $104,344.00 $81.00
Social Work 102 $96,709.00 $23.00

This table lists the top thirteen occupations held by the approximately 3,349 federal employees working in the San Francisco Locality, across all agencies, as well as average yearly compensation for San Francisco Locality based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in San Francisco Locality

Agency San Francisco Locality Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Social Security Administration 1,347 $74,327.00 $315.00
Veterans Health Administration 780 $71,622.00 $41.00
Ames Research Center 365 $147,936.00 $990.00
Internal Revenue Service 333 $57,012.00 $0.00
Environmental Protection Agency 296 $122,988.00 $1,608.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 126 $84,614.00 $125.00
Office Of Workers' Compensation Programs 102 $104,344.00 $81.00

There are seven Federal agencies with a significant workforce in the San Francisco 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 Francisco Locality

There are approximately 3,349 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within the San Francisco pay area. The average federal employee in the San Francisco lcality earns $87,553 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $397.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in the San Francisco locality is Contact Representative. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in the San Francisco locality is the Social Security Administration, which has total of 1,347 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in the San Francisco 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 Francisco locality area include San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Stockton, Fremont, Santa Rosa, Salinas, Hayward, Sunnyvale, Military Ocean terminal Concord, Santa Clara, Vallejo, Berkeley, Travis Air Force Base, Antioch, Richmond, Daly City, San Mateo, Integrated Support Command Alameda, Palo Alto, Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, Menlo Park, Presidio of Monterey and Fort Hunter Liggett.

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