Alabama General Schedule Payscales
Federal employees in Alabama are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the four General Schedule localities that cover Alabama in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Alabama include Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville and Rest of U.S..
This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Alabama where Federal employees work. Each city lists the GS Locality in which it is located, and the current Locality Adjustment applicable to that locality. Click on any city or locality to see the adjusted pay tables for that region.
|City / Base||Locality Type||Federal Employee Count †||GS Locality Name||Locality Adjustment|
|Anniston Army Depot||Army||Unknown||Birmingham||16.81%|
|Fort Rucker||Army||Unknown||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Maxwell Gunter Air Force Base||Air Force||962||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Coast Guard Aviation Training Center||Coast Guard||353||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
† Employee count includes only Non-DoD Employees in the GS Pay Scale. However, these rates apply to all General Schedule (GS) employees, including those in the Department of Defense (DoD).
Alabama Federal Employment Statistics
This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Alabama, 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 Alabama.
Common Occupations in Alabama
|Occupation||Number Employed||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Social Insurance Administration||487||$86,318.00||$214.00|
|General Legal And Kindred Administration||434||$59,787.00||$167.00|
|Medical Support Assistance||359||$43,082.00||$396.00|
|Veterans Claims Examining||164||$72,679.00||$64.00|
This table lists the top twelve occupations held by the approximately 4,098 federal employees working in Alabama, Alabama, as well as average yearly compensation for Alabama based federal employees of that occupation.
Federal Agencies in Alabama
|Agency||Alabama Employees||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Social Security Administration||1,613||$66,056.00||$217.00|
|George C. Marshall Space Flight Center||1,590||$119,978.00||$274.00|
|Veterans Health Administration||731||$48,468.00||$311.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||164||$72,679.00||$64.00|
There are four Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Alabama. General Schedule employees at all of the agencies listed below will be paid according to the locality-adjusted GS payscale listed on this page.
There are approximately 4,098 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Alabama. The average federal employee in Alabama earns $79,506 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $260.
Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Alabama is Aerospace Engineering. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Alabama is the Social Security Administration, which has total of 1,613 employees in the area.
The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Alabama 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.