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Arizona Government Pay Charts Arizona General Schedule Payscales

2,853 federal employees †
$73,633 average yearly pay
+5% 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 Las Vegas, Phoenix, 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
Chandler   Civilian 37 Phoenix 22.02%
Camp Navajo   Army 615 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Gilbert   Civilian 8 Phoenix 22.02%
Luke Air Force Base   Air Force 141 Phoenix 22.02%
Mesa   Civilian 226 Phoenix 22.02%
Peoria   Civilian 7 Phoenix 22.02%
Phoenix   Civilian 4,750 Phoenix 22.02%
Scottsdale   Civilian 51 Phoenix 22.02%
Fort Huachuca   Army 75 Tucson 18.92%
Surprise   Civilian 6 Phoenix 22.02%
Tempe   Civilian 23 Phoenix 22.02%
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base   Air Force 2,732 Tucson 18.92%
Barry Morris Goldwater Air Force Range   Air Force 6 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Yuma Proving Ground   Army 262 Rest of U.S. 16.82%

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 813 $45,350.00 $3.00
Social Work 326 $84,255.00 $0.00
Veterans Claims Examining 282 $81,848.00 $557.00
Nursing Assistant 270 $43,508.00 $14.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 264 $59,858.00 $274.00
Pharmacist 210 $148,762.00 $5.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 174 $39,788.00 $31.00
Nurse 169 $115,762.00 $83.00
Practical Nurse 132 $60,329.00 $63.00
Health Aid And Technician 107 $48,046.00 $5.00
Social Insurance Administration 106 $83,395.00 $0.00

This table lists the top eleven occupations held by the approximately 2,853 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 1,751 $74,943.00 $11.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 546 $70,853.00 $416.00
Indian Health Service 276 $81,904.00 $44.00
U.s. Census Bureau 174 $39,788.00 $31.00
Social Security Administration 106 $83,395.00 $0.00

There are five 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 2,853 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Arizona. The average federal employee in Arizona earns $73,633 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $66.

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 1,751 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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