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Arkansas Government Pay Charts Arkansas General Schedule Payscales

334 federal employees †
$48,678 average yearly pay
+1% salary raise this year

A single General Schedule locality, the Rest of U.S. locality, applies to the entirety of Arkansas. Therefore, all federal employees within the state receive the same 15.37% cost-of-living locality adjustment.

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Arkansas 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
Little Rock   Civilian 1,939 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center   Army 166 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Camp Joseph Taylor Robinson   Army 918 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Pine Bluff Arsenal   Army 80 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Little Rock Air Force Base   Air Force 4 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).

Arkansas Federal Employment Statistics

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

Common Occupations in Arkansas

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Claims Examining 131 $66,074.00 $94.00
Practical Nurse 103 $41,787.00 $0.00
Medical Support Assistance 100 $38,173.00 $0.00

This table lists the top three occupations held by the approximately 334 federal employees working in Arkansas, Arkansas, as well as average yearly compensation for Arkansas based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Arkansas

Agency Arkansas Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Health Administration 203 $39,980.00 $0.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 131 $66,074.00 $94.00

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

There are approximately 334 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Arkansas. The average federal employee in Arkansas earns $48,678 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $31.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Arkansas is Veterans Claims Examining. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Arkansas is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 203 employees in the area.

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