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Alabama Birmingham, Alabama General Schedule Payscale

Location County Population Gov't Employees GS Locality
Birmingham Jefferson County 212,247 3,412 Birmingham (BH)

There are approximately 3,412 federal employees under the General Schedule employed in Birmingham. All federal employees in Birmingham are paid under the adjusted General Schedule pay table for the Birmingham GS Locality, which provides for a 15.77% pay increase above the base GS pay rates. Locality Adjustments are used to account for higher costs of living in Birmingham, and to keep government salaries competitive with comparable private sector jobs.

The yearly base salaries of General Schedule employees in Birmingham can be determined from the 2019 pay chart below, based on their GS Grade and Step. For more details, learn more about the GS Payscale or use our General Schedule salary calculator.

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* 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.

Birmingham Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Birmingham, 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 Birmingham.

Common Occupations in Birmingham

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Contact Representative 563 $51,177.00 $194.00
Social Insurance Administration 487 $78,744.00 $215.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 360 $54,607.00 $127.00
Medical Support Assistance 190 $39,318.00 $0.00
Practical Nurse 112 $42,991.00 $0.00
Claims Assistance And Examining 101 $50,830.00 $161.00

This table lists the top six occupations held by the approximately 1,813 federal employees working in Birmingham, Alabama, as well as average yearly compensation for Birmingham based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Birmingham

Agency Birmingham Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Social Security Administration 1,511 $58,840.00 $174.00
Veterans Health Administration 302 $41,155.00 $0.00

There are two Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Birmingham. 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 Birmingham

There are approximately 1,813 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Birmingham. The average federal employee in Birmingham earns $52,945 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $116.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Birmingham is Contact Representative. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Birmingham is the Social Security Administration, which has total of 1,511 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Birmingham 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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