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Alabama Government Pay Charts Alabama General Schedule Payscales

4,098 federal employees †
$79,506 average yearly pay
+4% salary raise this year

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
Birmingham   Civilian 3,412 Birmingham 17.41%
Redstone Arsenal   Army 156 Huntsville 20.96%
Coast Guard Aviation Training Center   Coast Guard 353 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Maxwell Gunter Air Force Base   Air Force 962 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Anniston Army Depot   Army Unknown Birmingham 17.41%
Fort Rucker   Army Unknown Rest of U.S. 16.5%

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
Aerospace Engineering 916 $125,302.00 $198.00
Contact Representative 692 $52,064.00 $270.00
Social Insurance Administration 487 $86,318.00 $214.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 434 $59,787.00 $167.00
General Engineering 362 $139,512.00 $211.00
Medical Support Assistance 359 $43,082.00 $396.00
Nursing Assistant 267 $39,853.00 $337.00
Veterans Claims Examining 164 $72,679.00 $64.00
Materials Engineering 106 $119,848.00 $232.00
Social Work 105 $76,472.00 $89.00
Budget Analysis 103 $110,765.00 $333.00
Contracting 103 $104,465.00 $395.00

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.

Distribution of GS Employees in Alabama

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.

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