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Arizona Government Pay Charts Arizona General Schedule Payscales

4,750 federal employees †
$55,592 average yearly pay
+1% salary raise this year

Federal employees in Arizona are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the four General Schedule localities that cover Arizona in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Arizona include Phoenix, Las Vegas, Tucson and Rest of U.S..

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Arizona 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
Phoenix   Civilian 4,750 Phoenix 19.09%
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base   Air Force 2,732 New York City 32.13%
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base   Air Force 2,732 Tucson 16.17%
Mesa   Civilian 226 Phoenix 19.09%
Chandler   Civilian 37 Phoenix 19.09%
Gilbert   Civilian 8 Phoenix 19.09%
Luke Air Force Base   Air Force 141 Phoenix 19.09%
Scottsdale   Civilian 51 Phoenix 19.09%
Tempe   Civilian 23 Phoenix 19.09%
Peoria   Civilian 7 Phoenix 19.09%
Surprise   Civilian 6 Phoenix 19.09%
Yuma Proving Ground   Army 262 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Camp Navajo   Army 615 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Fort Huachuca   Army 75 Tucson 16.17%
Barry Morris Goldwater Air Force Range   Air Force 6 Rest of U.S. 15.37%

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).

Arizona Federal Employment Statistics

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

Common Occupations in Arizona

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Medical Support Assistance 706 $39,852.00 $23.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 658 $36,750.00 $89.00
Social Work 391 $71,259.00 $100.00
Practical Nurse 365 $50,242.00 $45.00
Nursing Assistant 348 $35,947.00 $23.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 292 $69,482.00 $97.00
Nurse 278 $76,439.00 $25.00
Forestry Technician 231 $36,550.00 $130.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 207 $44,338.00 $28.00
Veterans Claims Examining 204 $73,301.00 $59.00
Pharmacist 192 $127,374.00 $111.00
Passport And Visa Examining 186 $57,672.00 $67.00
Pharmacy Technician 162 $41,476.00 $26.00
Health Aid And Technician 158 $39,446.00 $88.00
General Health Science 146 $67,485.00 $133.00
Social Insurance Administration 116 $72,568.00 $391.00
Contact Representative 110 $48,849.00 $194.00

This table lists the top seventeen occupations held by the approximately 4,750 federal employees working in Arizona, Arizona, as well as average yearly compensation for Arizona based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Arizona

Agency Arizona Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Health Administration 2,644 $55,217.00 $70.00
U.s. Census Bureau 488 $33,150.00 $93.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 411 $58,820.00 $44.00
Indian Health Service 384 $65,021.00 $16.00
Social Security Administration 226 $60,709.00 $293.00
Department Of State 186 $57,672.00 $67.00
Customs And Border Protection 180 $74,324.00 $59.00
Forest Service 126 $36,328.00 $235.00
Indian Affairs 105 $36,771.00 $24.00

There are nine Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Arizona. 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 Arizona

There are approximately 4,750 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Arizona. The average federal employee in Arizona earns $55,592 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $84.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Arizona is Medical Support Assistance. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Arizona is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 2,644 employees in the area.

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